Humanities Event

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Friday, November 16, 2018 5:00 PM6:30 PM
Northampton's Masonic Block, which opened in 1898, featured an ornate water-powered elevator. The elevator was decommissioned in 2017. To preserve this fascinating bit of Northampton's history, documentary filmmaker Stan Sherer interviewed former operators and the repair service person who maintained it from the mid-1980s until the end. Learn how elevators work and why they matter, and what this one meant to the people and the city of Northampton.