The Montague MA Historical Society

Just completed! A history and celebration of the Franklin County Agricultural Society and fair, by Chris Clawson. This 5 month project has been completed just in time before the 2021 Fair beginning September 9.

Our story is told using vintage movies, music and archival materials from a number of private and community archives. Please enjoy on a good, home theater system and share where you can!

Home of the Western MA History Collective database.

Located in the North Western third of Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, one of the five villages in our town became the important industrial hydro-power community, known as Turners Falls.

Our website contains two major parts. You are now viewing our primary pages, which will present many interesting articles, videos and other media related to our area’s history. The second section is our research database, the Western MA History Collective.

Western MA History Collective

A Research Database for our Home Area, now Online!

This database is an ongoing digital repository of photographs and articles, which may not be directly available on this main website. We encourage researchers to explore and take advantage of this resource. We also encourage local area historical societies and private collectors to assist us in adding to this valuable archive!