Next Historical Collaboration to Focus on the Optical Heritage Museum in The Last Green Valley!

Next Historical Collaboration to Focus on the Optical Heritage Museum in The Last Green Valley!

History is our story in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.  To help preserve and pass on compelling stories, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) and the Optical Heritage Museum are set to host the first quarterly program of the year to share resources and expertise.  Each quarter, volunteers and staff from different historical societies, libraries, and other like-minded individuals and organizations present their specialties so that all participants can learn from each other instead of duplicating efforts and energies.

The insightful Dick Whitney will host us at the Optical Heritage Museum for the next session on Saturday, February 25, 2017 (snow date is Sunday, February 26), from 1-3 p.m. at the Museum located at 12 Crane Street in Southbridge, MA.

Take a journey through time, discovering the fascinating origins of not just the optical industry, but the history behind the many simple household items we take for granted today. “FOCUS” on thousands of items on display including microscopes, Lensometers, multifocal and antique spectacles. Enjoy incredible moments in history and “SEE” how our lives would be very different without these scientific discoveries. Dick Whitney is a passionate wealth of knowledge that he can’t wait to share with all attendees. This tour was a smash hit during The Last Green Valley’s most recent Walktober!

Contact Marcy at 860-774-3300 or email to RSVP, to learn more, or to host a historical collaboration session!

The Last Green Valley’s Facebook page and website,, offer information about TLGV programs, volunteer opportunities, partnerships, contests, an events calendar and more.  The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.  The Last Green Valley works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!