Quabbin, Then and Now

W 4/15 — 2:00–4:00pm
Location: Downtown Center


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Using images culled from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Archives, Dale Monette will contrast photographs documenting the construction of Quabbin Reservoir in the mid-1930s with photographs of the same locations in present-day settings.  See how houses and scenes looked during the construction period compared to how they appear some 80 years later.  Monette's presentation will feature rare archival photographs of everyday life in the four Quabbin Valley towns that would soon be no more, along with his own striking photographs of birds and animals living throughout the Quabbin watershed.