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Virtual Lecture: “Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County Industry”

January 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm

Why Here? The Rise of Berkshire County Industry

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 glass, cloth, iron, paper, shoes, rakes, or dozens of other goods sold to the farthest reaches of the planet. Join historian John Dickson to explore the forgotten world of these mills, their owners and innovators and the ancestors who worked in them. 

This free event will take place on zoom – please call 413-442-1793 or email melville@berkshirehistory.org to request the zoom link.


January 25, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Berkshire Historical Society
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