Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College
  • Spinning in the Valley: The Rise and Fall of the Textile Industry in the Pioneer Valley GCC event

    Spinning in the Valley: The Rise and Fall of the Textile Industry in the Pioneer Valley

    Friday April 14 - 7:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

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    Learn about the rise of industrial mills along the Connecticut River and its tributaries, the various textiles produced and the status of this industry today.

    Register online

    The Evolution of Cabot Station, Turners Falls GCC event

    The Evolution of Cabot Station, Turners Falls

    Friday April 21 - 6:30pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

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    An interactive historical review of the construction of Cabot Station at Montague City by historian Ed Gregory. Mr. Gregory will trace the history of this power station from its beginnings in 1914 when it was New England’s largest hydro-power facility to today’s computerized operation. Learn about the evolution of one of the largest electric power producers in Western Mass through vintage photos. This is in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of hydroelectricity at Cabot Station.

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    Cave Hill: Its Geology and Ecology GCC event

    Cave Hill: Its Geology and Ecology

    Saturday April 29 - 10:00am

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    The trails at Cave Hill (Leverett) provide a geologic trip back to the continental suture between two of the blocks that now make up North America. Also explored are wetlands and vernal pools. A history of land use reveals many stone structures. NOT HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. Heavy rain cancels.

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    A New Look at Colrain-born Pequot Indian William Apess GCC event

    A New Look at Colrain-born Pequot Indian William Apess

    Friday May 5 - 7:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

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    Professor Drew Lopenzina will focus on the remarkable life, writing and activism of this 19th century Pequot minister. Lopenzina’s newly published book, Through an Indian’s Looking Glass: A Cultural Biography of William Apess, Pequot will be available.

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    Barton Cove and Its Wonders GCC event

    Barton Cove and Its Wonders

    Sunday May 21 - 10:00am

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    Join naturalist Nancy Goodman, local historian Ed Gregory, and geologist Richard Little for a wonderful day along the Connecticut River, an area filled with unusual geology, spring wildflowers, local history and dinosaur prints. Bring your lunch and water on this 2-mile hike along a forest trail from Barton Cove to the end of the peninsula.

    $10 in advance, pre-register online.

    Spring into the Berkshires! A Medley of Northern Berkshire Sites GCC event

    Spring into the Berkshires! A Medley of Northern Berkshire Sites

    Sunday June 11 - 8:45am

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    With Nancy Goodman, Barbara MacEwan and Richard Little. Explore Natural Bridge State Park, wind up the road to the Mount Greylock summit with its boreal and old growth forests, view a limestone quarry and learn of its geologic past. The tour will conclude with a visit to the birthplace and home (built in 1817) of Susan B. Anthony. Bring your own bag lunch and beverages. Transportation by van or private car. Registration begins April 28, 2017.

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  • We publish a print program guide twice yearly that we distribute to our members.  You can download a print brochure below, or call 775-1671 or email pvi@gcc.mass.edu to request one to be mailed.

    Spring 2017 program guide will be available in February. Please check back!

    Or join our email list for occasional updates about our programs!

  • We urge everyone fascinated by our local history, concerned by the future direction of life in the Valley or entranced by the geology or biology of our river basin to join the Pioneer Valley Institute today! In an effort to help those hit hard by rising fuel and energy costs, we offer a “rollback” price of just $5 for individual memberships. However, PVI relies on the generosity of its public audience so, if you can, we hope you will continue to support us with the suggested rates on our membership form.

    Join today – download a membership form to print and mail!

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