presents the history of this town, which was settled in 1753 and is the
site of our new nationís first commercially successful canal.
Along with the history of the people and industries of South Hadley,
Museum commemorates the work of the firefighters who
worked in this fascinating building from 1899 to 1973. There is a
fine display of firefighting gear and, the museumís most prized
possessions: two 19th-century hand pumpers and a 1926 Dodge Fire
Upstairs at the
museum, visitors will find the Gallery with exhibits that change yearly
as well as the permanent exhibit of the 1890ís Room, which displays
objects of everyday life.
The Museum is
open May through September on Sunday from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. During July
and August the Museum is also open on Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:00
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