Woods of the World

The Woods of the World permanent exhibit consists of 178 unique woods from all parts of the globe and hangs from the walls and ceiling near the north entrance of Lyman Plant House, 15 College Lane, Northampton, Massachusetts.

The wood samples on display have a clear protective finish but are not stained. Aging will change the colors over time.

Deforestation, poaching and global warming are placing many tree species at risk. It is only through sustainable harvesting, reforestation and habitat preservation that many useful and beautiful woods will be available for future generations.  The hours are 8:30 – 4:00 daily, closed Thanksgiving Day and December 23 – January 2.