An exhibit of historic photographs of villages, hamlets and hollows, reproduced from the collection of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, is opening at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls on Saturday, February 7th. The public is cordially invited to an opening reception from 1 to 3 pm. On view are images of families, houses, stores, mills, factories, schools, churches, and scenic vistas. The family-friendly exhibit includes an interactive area inspired by village schoolhouses and colorful 3-D art by Pioneer Valley Regional School District students under the guidance of their art teacher, Althea Dabrowski. The exhibit is on view from February 7th through March 28th on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. (Note: the Great Hall is used for many community activities; to confirm the exhibit is accessible on a given day, call 413-863-3221.) This program is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Colrain, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Montague, Northfield, and Shelburne Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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