Fisher Museum Forestry Dioramas in Petersham, Massachusetts

Source: Atlas Obscura

Fisher Museum Forestry Dioramas

Since 1907, Harvard University has managed 3,000 acres of woodlands in western Massachusetts that serve as the field lab and research center for the University’s graduate forestry program and in the midst of this forest is the Fisher Museum, home to a series of dioramas that tell the history of the forestry itself.

Named for Professor K.T Fisher, the first director of the Harvard Forest, the museum features 23 exquisitely detailed miniature dioramas portraying a variety of scenes of New England forest land. Seven of the dioramas chronicle one area of the forest over a period of 300 years, from pre-colonial tree growth, to clearing for farm ...

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