A town’s roads not only knit the community together and connect it to the outside world, they also reveal its deep layers of history. The evolution of Connecticut Valley’s pathways and roads, with a focus on Colrain itself, will be the topic of the Colrain Historical Society’s next program on Thursday, May 12. Speaker Eric Goldstein will use maps to show which early pathways became the highways that we travel today, and which ones have disappeared altogether.
The event, which continues a season-long look at transportation in Colrain, will be held in the Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., following a business meeting at 7:00. It’s free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Belden at 624-3453.
Thursday, May 12, 2016Map image source: "The Mohawk Trail Showing Old Roads and Other Points of Interest" by David L. Costello, copyright 1975. The book is in the Reference Collection of Colrain's Griswold Memorial Library and may be viewed during regular library hours.
7:00 pm Business meeting
7:30 pm Program: "Pathways, Roads, and Bridges"
Where: Stacy Barn behind the Pitt House at 8 Main Road in Colrain