Williamstown: Town is topic of postcard exhibit

Thursday October 4, 2012

A special exhibit, "Williamstown in the Golden Age of Postcards," will open on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Williamstown Historical Museum.

On display will be some 120 vintage postcards depicting views of buildings, streetscapes and rural scenery in Williamstown from 1900 to 1915, when the production, marketing and collection of postcards became a national obsession.

The exhibit reveals what Williamstown looked like a century ago and provides a concise history of the production of postcards.

The exhibit will open at 11:15 a.m. with remarks from its curator, Gale Griffin, and her husband, Dustin Griffin. Coffee will be served at 11 a.m.

The museum is located in the Milne Public Library. Information: www.williamstownhistory.com.


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