Historical Lecture Series: Made in the Happy Valley - Colonial Asheries: An Eighteenth Century Industry Unrecorded and Forgotten

6-7pm Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Venue: Wistariahurst Museum

238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Contact:

Marjorie Latham

lathamm@ci.holyoke.ma.us

413-322-5660

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In 1760, potash was an important farm and home industry. It was a dangerous, dirty and an entirely unpleasant business, which ended when the land had all been deforested. That ubiquitous activity has gone unrecorded, as though it could not soon enough be forgotten. At this talk from lecturer Ralmon Jon Black, learn about the extent and magnitude of the colonial potash industry and how it affected the economy of those times and the land forever. $7 general/ $5 members

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