Junior Historians enjoy Fiber Workshop at the Museum

On Saturday, October 29th, Ms. Samantha Graves with Hoosac School, visited the museum to work with the Junior Historians on everything fiber! The students worked with different fiber types including cotton, flax, alpaca, and sheep and learned about how fiber is processed to yarn and then knitted or woven into fabrics. During the afternoon event, … Continue reading Junior Historians enjoy Fiber Workshop at the Museum

A Hoosac Myth Leads to an Extraordinary Discovery

Up at the Hoosac School, there‚Äôs a long-standing story passed down through generations of faculty and students crediting the invention of the incandescent light to a Tibbits family member and not to Thomas Edison. In fact, a letter from the 1940s discovered in the Hoosac archives, outright claims Edison stole the idea for the incandescent … Continue reading A Hoosac Myth Leads to an Extraordinary Discovery