I'm saddened and disappointed to hear that the North Adams Museum of History and Science may be required to move from its current location in Heritage State Park.
Anyone who has visited the museum knows how well it tells the story of the history of North Adams. Excellent exhibits about the textile mills, Sprague Electric, Wall Streeter shoes, public schools, politics, balloon launching, historical documents and more provide the vision with informative snapshots of our local history -- a history which is a microcosm of so many developments in 19th- and 20th-century America. Especially impressive is the large model of the train depot as it existed during its busiest period of history. Designers of the exhibits, including Charles Cahoon, Robert Campanile, Ed Morandi, and Gene Carlson have lovingly given of their time, energy and creativity to display our city's rich and varied history.
Those who have not visited the museum are missing a real treat. I don't want to get into the politics involved, but I believe it would be a tragedy for the city to lose this valuable asset which has informed and enriched the lives of anyone who has ever been a visitor.