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127 Years of History: The Old Chapel at UMass Amherst

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Old Chapel

Standing at the center of the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, The Old Chapel has stood as a symbol for 127 years. This documentary explores the history of the building and what has happened since the building’s closure in 1997.

“Old Chapel” wins best documentary at UMass Film Fest

Matt McCarron ’12 won the award for Best Documentary Film at the 7th Annual UMass Film Festival for his documentary “The Old Chapel,” presented by student-run UVC-TV. McCarron is a Journalism major.

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