Zenas Crane testing the Housatonic waters
artist Nat White

Events & Exhibits

September 17, 2011
Follow The Paper Trail by Train, a Berkshire Scenic Railway event

By the mid-1800's there were hundreds of paper mills in Massachusetts. All of them were located near canals or rivers, in order to get power and water need for the manufacturing process. Enjoy a historic journey down the Berkshire Line as we learn and explore the paper manufacturing industry of the past, present and future, from Lenox to Lee and Stockbridge. Enjoy informative presentations on board the train and at Lenox and Stockbridge stations. Box dinners will be available for pre-purchase.

Paper makers and former paper makers will have a special price, sponsored by Housatonic Heritage.

For more information, see the Berkshire Scenic Railway site.


PAST EXHIBITIONS..................

Housatonic Heritage Paper Trail Animation,
completed in September, 2010.

Paper will be the theme of the
Third Thursday event in Pittsfield,  September 16, 2010



The exhibits will feature the works of local artists on paper,  and include historical artifacts from more than 200 years of papermaking in the area.

The exhibits and accompanying public programs are sponsored by The Paper Trail project of the Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area. Art and history venues throughout the Heritage Area, including galleries and the Crane Museum of Papermaking, will also be hosting exhibits and special events.

"Paper Work"
September 16 - October 2 Wed. - Sat. 12-5
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield.  413.499.9248
Opening Reception: 3rd Thursday Sept. 16, 5-7

Work on or with paper by regional artists; animated video about the industry by Alice, John and Anna Myers; clips from a documentary in progress about the paper mills of Lee; remarks by Crane & Co. historian Peter Hopkins.

"Paper Makers"
Storefront Artist Project
Sept. 16 - Oct. 16 Thurs.-Sun. 11-5
124 Fenn St. Pittsfield
Reception: 3rd Thursday Sept.16, 6-8

Portraits by photographer Bill Wright.

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street, Pittsfield 
Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Sun. noon-5
Open free on 3rd Thursdays

Henry Klimowicz's Paper and Light, an installation made of discarded cardboard and historical artifacts.

3rd Thursday Flies!
Thursday September 16th
Renne Street Pittsfield MA

Learn how to fold unusual paper airplanes from a paper-folding guru. Awards given to outstanding airplanes.