Following the Captives' Trail - A photographic expedition by Allison Williams Bell

Date: September 5, 2020 - November 29, 2020


Phone: 413-775-7214
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Historic Deerfield
80 Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342

Hallway, Flynt Center of Early New England Life

In 2003, Allison Williams Bell was curious about what the Deerfield captives’ journey to Canada might have looked like in March 1704. In preparation for the 300th anniversary of the raid, she photographed Reverend John Williams’s wilderness trail north to Fort Chambly, Quebec.

This exhibition combines images and maps with cultural and natural history details to give a sense of the daunting physical challenges met by the 1704 captors and captives alike.

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