History of Papermaking in Western Mass!

DALTON, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Did you know that the paper used to create U.S. money actually comes from right here in Western Massachusetts? Historian Peter Hopkins, from the Crane Museum of Papermaking shared more about this special paper.

Since 1879, Crane & Company in Dalton has continuously supplied the United States Treasury with its currency paper. Currency utilizes only the most durable banknote paper in the world, achieving the longest life span of any paper currency.

Tucked away along the banks of the Housatonic River in the Berkshires, The Crane Museum of Papermaking offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time and explore the history of the oldest paper company in America.

To learn more about the museum visit Crane.com or give them a call at (413) 684-6481.

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