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State park hosts reception for Founding Farms exhibit

HOLYOKE The Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor's Center will host a reception for the opening of the "Founding Farms" exhibit on August 7 from 2 to 4 pm.

"Founding Farms" documents the long lives of five of the oldest farms in Massachusetts with photographs by Stan Sherer and text by Michael E.C. Gery.

The Aug. 7 reception will feature the presence of photographer Stan Sherer and representatives bringing information and displays about local agricultural ventures. "Founding Farms," sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, runs through August 31.

The Visitor's Center has resumed its normal year-round hours, Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm, after several months of closure for roof replacement. Admission is free; the building and park site are fully accessible. For more information call 413-534-1723.