Artwork by local students is on display at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In conjunction with the International Fiber Collaborative and local schools, the Springfield Armory National Historic Site is displaying student artwork, titled A global connectionwhich is on view until June 13.

The theme, A global connection was created by the following six schools:

  • Coburn Elementary School in West Springfield
  • Chestnut Hill Community School in Belchertown
  • Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston
  • Uxbridge Secondary School
  • Westhampton Primary School
  • Williamsburg Elementary School

According to a press release from the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, a total of 121 students from all schools participated in this project of art panels depicting inventions that have changed our lives and those of previous generations.

The students learned that Springfield Armory is a research and development facility, not only for military weapons, but for the techniques needed to manufacture them, which was part of a global network.

The Armory developed manufacturing techniques and designs based on ideas from other countries, not only for firearms, but also for many everyday objects.

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