In the late 1930’s the Enfield, MA Methodist- Episcopal Church was dismantled in expectation of the coming of the Quabbin Reservoir. The building was reconstructed (minus the steeple) in the town of Palmer where it was used as the Grange Hall for many years. It was a church again for a time in more recent history and very recently the building was sold again. It has been purchased by the Amherst Railway Society as their new home.
The president of the Society has personally invited us to come and see this historic building. They will be having an open house on Saturday, August 20th from 10 AM until 2 PM at 1130 South Main St. in Palmer. There will be tours of the facility and a chance to see their future plans. You will also be able to see an operating Belt Lines model railroad and partake of some refreshments.
So, whether you are interested in Methodist history or are a railroad buff, this may be an event for you!
*information was taken from amherstrail.org