In the Great Falls Discovery Center’s Hallway Gallery, near the dioramas, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) presents reproductions of historic maps, illustrations, photographs, and paintings exploring perspectives of the image makers. How are our rural places represented in the media? Maps, illustrations, photographs, and paintings were the media of the past. Like today, the makers of these images and documents had viewpoints—both visual and attitudinal—that carried influence. Whose perspectives are we seeing? Whose viewpoints are missing?
“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” will be on view during open hours at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A in Turners Falls from February 5 to March 18, 2023. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Mass Humanities. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Open hours in February and March are: Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is a collaboration between Department of Conservation and Recreation, RiverCulture, Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Montague Public Libraries, and New England Public Media. See the full calendar of events at https://greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org/crossroads