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Turners Falls, Native Memories

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Recovering Pocumtuck Histories in Franklin County
Saturday March 4 from 4-5:30pm
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A in Turners Falls
A talk with Dr. Margaret M. Bruchac (Nulhegan Abenaki) about how regional Native histories are better understood by analyzing colonial documents, revisiting Indigenous landscapes, and dismantling myths.
This free event is part of the Crossroads exhibition, on view at the Great Falls Discovery Center
Co-sponsored by NEPM and the Nolumbeka Project

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Through a partnership with the world’s largest museum complex, the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center proudly host Crossroads: Changes in Rural America, a traveling exhibit produced by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program in partnership with Mass Humanities. In 1900, about 40% of Americans lived in rural areas. By 2010, less than 18% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. In just over a century, economic and social changes led to massive growth of America’s urban areas. Yet, less than 10% of the U.S. landmass is considered urban. Many Americans assume that rural communities are endangered and hanging on by a thread, but that perception is far from true in many areas.

The exhibit offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. It includes local exhibits on Franklin County and related programming throughout the county. For detailed descriptions of Crossroads programming see: greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org/crossroads.

February 5 – March 18


March 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST


Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
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(413) 863-3221
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