Quabbin, Then and Now

Tuesday, April 18 at 6:00

Black and white photo of a train taken by Dale Monette.

Dale Monette has taken DCR images from the Quabbin Reservoir archives from the mid 1930s of the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir and recreated these photographs at the same location in present day settings.

Come see how the houses and scenes looked during the construction period of the Quabbin compared to what it looks like now some 80 years later. Many never seen before images from the DCR Archives are included in this program. You will also see pictures of what everyday life was like living in the 4 Quabbin Valley towns that would soon be no more.

The presentation will follow a very brief Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Athol Public Library where we will vote for the officers of the Executive Board. This is an open meeting and members and non-members of the Friends are welcome to attend. Inspired to become a Friend? You can join before or after Dale’s talk (or any time you visit the library)!

As an old friend, new friend, or potential friend, we encourage you to attend this free program.

Please register by calling 978-249-9515 or at https://athol.librarycalendar.com/

Free and open to the public.