Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mosaic: Town of Buckland

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Town of Buckland Mosaic
Buckland, MA
Topic: Mosaic

GPS: N42° 36.236; W072° 44.488

Quick Description: 

The mosaic for Buckland, MA is located at the Buckland Town Hall on State Street.

Long Description:
The Deerfield River divides the village of Shelburne Falls. The east side is in the town of Shelburne and the west side is in the town of Buckland. The Shelburne Falls Mosaic Project was a community wide effort to celebrate the beauty of the rural area around Shelburne Falls. Artist Cynthia Fisher designed and created 10 3’ x 3’ mosaic panels that represent each of the hill-towns of this area of western Massachusetts. In addition, the project included two larger panels entitled "The Deerfield River" and the "American Indian Portrait".

The visitors center has a map showing the location the 12 mosaics. Each mosaic is labelled from 1 to 12. The Town of Buckland is number 10. The mosaic for the Town of Buckland depicts a deer, portrait of Mary Lyon the founder of Mt. Holyoke College, the Buckland library, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum trolley, Bridge of Flowers, cows, and the year of incorporation - 1779.


Buckland Town Hall
17 State Street
Shelburne Falls, MA United States

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