North Adams History Museum Opens on Main Street
The Berkshire Eagle reports The North Adams Museum of History and Science has a new home downtown dedicated to late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi.
After a year of planning and moving, the museum opened its doors Saturday morning at the more accessible and centralized location on the first floor of the Holiday Inn.
The museum was located in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park for years but after the city began discussions on selling the park, the Historical Society began to look for a new location.
The society eventually settled on the space on the first floor of the hotel at Main and American Legion Drive and plan to store some archival material on a soon-to-be renovated room on the upper levels of the public library.
Cahoon thanked all who made the move possible and included volunteers and Holiday Inn management.
He gave a special thanks to Cariddi and asked the dozens who attended the opening to take a moment of silence in her memory.
Cariddi left the Historical Society more than $35,000.
Mayor Thomas Bernard thanked the Holiday Inn for offering up the space. He said the new location will be more accessible to community members and visitors alike.
Cahoon said the museum is always looking for volunteers. He said, at a minimum, the commitment is a three-hour shift a month.