Greenfield history is all over town! Each year, we look for community and business partners to host exhibits beyond our walls, to share more of the collection with more people.
The Greenfield Savings Bank has hosted several exhibits by the Historical Society at their 400 Main Street location. For 2022, the exhibit was:
The Mansion House on Main Street
The corner of Federal Street and Main Street has been a key feature of town since the very start.
You can read "A History of the Mansion House Corner" by Elizabeth Adams,
presented to the Historical Society in 1912 here, starting on page 685!
Robert Blitzer, Greenfield native and contributor to The Greenfield Recorder, wrote about the Mansion House in 2019.
The 2020 exhibit had an unexpectedly long run! Due to the COVID pandemic, what was intended to be a six-month exhibit stayed up for 18 months.
Putting Greenfield On The Map: Maps in the HSG collection
From atlases to zoning maps, from surveying tools to house lots, to fire insurance maps, to tourist guide maps, we have a lot to share! About 24 maps hung in the GSB lobby throughout the first two years of the pandemic. A sampling of them are featured below.
The 2019 exhibit at the Greenfield Savings Bank focused on businesses in Greenfield, to coincide with the 150th year of the GSB and the 100th year of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. A portion of that exhibit, Signs of Other Times, is now on display at the museum!