A little known Holocaust museum in North Adams, Massachusetts will be able to keep its doors open for the next six months thanks to a donation.
Darrell English marvels at the artifacts hanging on the walls in the 750-foot square room he rents each month.
“An American flag around the corner here,” English said. “It’s a 48-star American flag. Nothing unusual about that. Except what’s stenciled on it. Which is a Nazi eagle.”
Despite their reputation as repositories for the past, many regional museums are embracing technology to adapt to the 21st century.
“One of the things that museums are challenged with is to assert our relevance in a modern era," said Betsy Feathers, the Research and Grants Officer at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield.