The Mill River, which runs from Williamsburg through Northampton, MA, has shaped this part of the Connecticut River Valley and reflects the history of New England. From our privileged perch in the Pioneer Valley, we can still hear Native American creation stories of this landscape and watch dramatic changes in the Valley as English colonists appropriated it in the 17th century. From here we can witness the onset of great environmental transformations and the industrialization of the United States. The Mill River played a major role in the history of Northampton but it was diverted out of town in 1940. Does this small river still matter?
Presented by John Sinton, co-moderator of the Mill River Greenway Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Tickets available first-come, first-serve on the day of the lecture at the Welcome Center. The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.