CANAL DRAW DOWN HISTORY STROLL at the G. F. Discovery Center

CANAL DRAW DOWN HISTORY STROLL at the G. F. Discovery Center

Thursday, September 22, 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm
Check out the annual draining of the Turners Falls canal and take a stroll along the Canalside Rail Trail and absorb some local history. Wear walking shoes and meet at the entrance of the Center for this free two mile walk on flat terrain. 

How has Turners Falls’ location--along a bend of the Connecticut River--impacted its history? What is the Indigenous heritage of this community? Which industries thrived along the Turners Falls Canal? Who worked in the Canal’s factories? What were their lives like? How does the Canal affect local wildlife? What is the future of the Canal District? How will new development impact the community?

This fall, in collaboration with the Great Falls Discovery Center, the Town of Montague, RiverCulture, and a group of esteemed local historians, the Montague Public Libraries will seek to answer these questions and more, exploring the history and ecology of this area in a program series titled The Turners Falls Canal District: Rediscovering the Past, Planning for the Future.

Check out the annual draining of the Turners Falls canal and take a stroll along the Canalside Rail Trail and absorb some local history. Wear walking shoes and meet at the entrance of the Center for this free two mile walk on flat terrain. Discovery Center entrance.

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