WILLIAMSTOWN -- The history of the town's main commercial street will be traced in a free lecture on Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Williamstown Historical Museum.
Rita Watson will discuss Spring Street's evolution from a residential thoroughfare to the commercial "hub" ofthe town. She will guide a virtual stroll on the street with stops at each building.
Long-established businesses will be recalled, as will those that once occupied various spaces.
A town resident since 1964, Watson has designed costumes for the Williams College Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williams Dance Department, Albany Berkshire Ballet and Dances Patrelle in New York City. A Water Street business owner for many years, she started work with the Williamstown Historical Museum when she retired in 2002.
The museum was founded in 1941 and is in the Milne Public Library. The museum conserves and protects historic items related to Williamstown's past.
The WHM has more than 200 contributing members. It is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment arranged by calling (413) 458-2160.
Additional information is available at www.williamstown history.com.