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The Industrial History of the Berkshires
September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drive around the county, and it’s hard to miss the large, brick building on the corner, behind the trees, or down the street. They’re in almost every town, over 500 of them in the Berkshires by the end of the 1800s, producing textiles, iron, paper, glass, shoes, rakes or dozens of other goods sold to the farthest reaches of the planet. Join John Dickson, author of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage, to explore the forgotten world of these mills, their owners and innovators and the ancestors who worked in them.
This talk will be held at the Bidwell House Museum and on Zoom. There is a limit of 15 people in-person and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Zoom attendees will receive the link to watch the program 1-2 days in advance of the lecture.
If you are interested in the industrial history of the Berkshires, you can follow up this talk with a Housatonic Heritage walk on September 23 about the Monterey Mills. For more information, click HERE.