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Lost Towns of the Quabbin at the Gardner Museum

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Gardner Museum

Railroad buff, artist, and co-owner of Frames/Ink in Petersham Ken Levine will talk about the Swift River Valley, the 4 towns lost during the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir (North Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott), the development of railroads in New England, and the Rabbit Run Railroad on May 25.

This “stoppingest railroad” (with 19 stations along the circa 50 miles) was the lifeblood of the Swift River Valley. Ken will also cover the artistry and construction of his diorama of the Swift River Valley during pre-Quabbin Reservoir times he created in New Salem at the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Museum hosted reception 6:30-7pm followed by the Rabbit Run Railroad Presentation 7-8pm

Reservation required, call the museum for more information.



May 25
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gardner Museum
28 Pearl St
Gardner, MA
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