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We’re on a roll . . . and it’s thanks to your support!
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With your help, the extraordinary history of Great Barrington and Housatonic continues to be preserved and shared. Artifacts that tell our stories through the arts, literature, slavery, war, etc. continue to be added to our ever-expanding collection, while our programs … Read More

60 Sweet Years: A Valentine’s Day program by Matthew Sinico of Catherine’s Chocolates
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The Great Barrington Historical Society is delighted to invite you to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of Catherine’s Chocolates with us on Thursday, February 11th at 7pm at the Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington. … Read More

Our 2nd Annual House Tour – plus a special event right after at the AIER
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SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, June 11th, the Great Barrington Historical Society will present its second annual House Tour from 1pm to 5pm. You’ll see 5 well-loved and well-built homes in Great Barrington. Several have exquisite gardens, too! Tickets are … Read More

Kudos to our archival volunteers!
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We’re very very lucky to have a crew of volunteers helping us identify photos in the Marie Tassone collection of the GBHS archives at Ramsdell Library. We have tens of thousands of prints taken by Mrs. Tassone, none of which … Read More

Spring Preview: Carnography exhibit by Jim Bremer
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Artist and photographer Jim Bremer recreates mid-century Americana through a romanticized view of the automobile. The GBHS is proud to present this fascinating exhibit at the Town Museum and Archive Education Center at the Truman Wheeler Farmstead in the spring. … Read More

Wheeler Farmstead Dutch Wagon House reconstruction update
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  Work has been continuing on the foundation of the Dutch Wagon House adjoining the┬áHistorical Society’s Town Museum and Archive Education Center at the Wheeler Farmstead (817 South Main Street, Route 7). After excavating the area, the footings were poured … Read More