Upcoming Programs and Events
Stories of Bicycling History and Activism
A Public Talk by Lorenz J. Finison
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
33 Hawley Street, Northampton (Lower Level)
Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways (FNTG) and Historic Northampton invite you to a presentation by Lorenz Finison.
In the late 1800’s, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially. By 1900, the bicycling craze faded. Within the next few decades, automobiles became commonplace and roads were refashioned to serve cars first. Bicycling then experienced a renaissance in the 1970s as concerns over physical and environmental health coalesced.
Finison traces the activities of cycling environmental and social justice activists, and features topics of racing, touring, commuting, rails-to-trails, and how this history shapes our lives. His talk will introduce for the first time the Pedal Against Pollution of 1972 as it passed through Northampton, and the ill-fated Tour de Trump stage race which rolled through Northampton in 1990.
Captain Matt Lemberg and Captain Larry Therrien
photograph by Peter Norman
Firefighters of Northampton: Present Day Firefighting & Book Release by Peter Norman
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7 pm
Northampton Fire Station, 26 Carlon Drive
Three Northampton firefighters—Tim McQuestion, Natalie Stollmeyer and Daryl Springman-- will discuss Northampton Fire Rescue. Local author and photographer Peter Norman will introduce his new book Northampton Fire Rescue and show some of the images he took while "camped out" at the Northampton Fired department.
Exploring Northampton Series:
Big Trees of Look Park with Bob Leverett
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 10 am to 1 pm
Noted big tree hunter and expert Bob Leverett will lead participants on a 3-hour guided walk of notable trees found in and around Look Park. In addition to pointing out individual trees, Bob will share information about the species’ life history and ecology and also include information about the park’s history and earlier uses.
Registration limited to 20.
$8 members and donors | $12 non-members