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Crane Museum of Papermaking – Dalton, Mass

With its rough-hewn oak beams, colonial chandeliers, many-paned windows and wide oak floorboards, the interior resembles the Old Ship Church in Hingham, Mass. In this appropriate setting, you will find a scale model (made by Dard Hunter) of the vat house of the first Crane mill, as well as some of the hand molds that Zenas Crane used from 1801 to 1831. In wall and floor cases, exhibits trace the history of American papermaking from Revolutionary times, with special emphasis on the durable, distinctive Crane papers made for currency, bonds, stock certificates and elegant stationery.

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., free of charge, from early June through mid-October. To schedule a tour for groups as large as 50, please call (413) 684-6481.

30 South Street Dalton , MA 01226





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