North Adams: Museum exhibiting ‘Famous Former Residents’


The North Adams Museum of History and Science’s exhibit, "Famous Former Residents," will remain on display through Labor Day when it will be replaced by an exhibit honoring the 100th anniversary of the Mohawk Trail.

The summer exhibit can be viewed in the temporary gallery on the first floor of Building 5A at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Admission is free.

Curated by MCLA intern Seth Drouin, the exhibit presents biographical information, memorabilia and pictures of 25-30 former residents whose claim to fame resulted from what they did after moving on from North Adams.

They range from historian-philosopher Will Durant to humanitarian-physician Dr. Paul Farmer, Baseball Hall of Famer Happy Jack Chesbro to Basketball Hall of Famer Oswald Tower.

Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment.

Information:, (413) 664-4700 or


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