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Virtual Lecture – Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County Industry
Jan 31 Wed @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFREE
Drive around Berkshire county, and it’s hard to miss the large, brick buildings on the corner, behind the trees, or down the street. These old mills are in almost every town; over five hundred of them were built in the Berkshires by the end of the 1800s. They produced glass, cloth, iron, paper, shoes, rakes, or dozens of other goods sold to the farthest reaches of the globe. Join historian John Dickson as he reprises his popular virtual exploration of the forgotten world of these mills, their owners and innovators, and the ancestors who worked there.
FREE, pre-registration required – email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.