Forgotten Fall River - Photo Exhibit at Heritage State Park

Announcing a New Photo Exhibit at the
DCR Fall River Heritage State Park Community Gallery
Forgotten Fall River
 
Forgotten Fall River  is a new photo exhibit featured at the Community Gallery at Fall River Heritage State Park. The Visitor Center and Community wall are free and open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm for visitor enjoyment.
 
Born from the cotton textile industry, Fall River was once one of the most vibrant and prosperous industrial cities in the United States. At its peak, in the early 20th century, workers filled more than one hundred mills. With Fall River’s growth came churches, schools, theaters, and other industrial facilities.
 
Sadly, in the last few decades, many of the architectural treasures built during Fall River’s heyday have fallen into disrepair. Photographers, Keith Conforti and David Whitemyer, have explored many of these vacant and forgotten buildings, capturing them in ghost-like silence.
 
Their photos draw viewers into historic moments and memories, imagining the people who worked and worshipped in these places; and making a soulful connection between the constraint of a decaying space and the personalities who once occupied it. Their subjects tell stories of past and present –
what once was, and what remains – with a focus on what has emerged through decay.
 
DCR Fall River Heritage State Park is located at 200 Davol Street in Fall River, overlooking the Taunton River and Battleship Cove.
For more information, call (508) 675-5759