Hampshire County Massachusetts is marking the 350th anniversary of its founding this year. Later this week people will have an opportunity to view rare old documents that highlight some of the early history of the region. There is a grand celebration planned for this Friday in Northampton. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Todd Ford, the executive director of the Hampshire Council of Governments.
The founding of the third oldest county in Massachusetts, Hampshire County, is being observed this year. Officials are using the 350th anniversary to promote an effort to fund major repairs to the county's best known landmark. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.