CPA News: At the Great Barrington Town Meeting on June 22nd, the voters approved the GBHS grant request for $145,000 in order to finish the Dutch Wagon House addition, the summer kitchen, privy, and roof repairs to the largest barn on the property. This grant will enable us to greatly increase our exhibit display area, and conduct meetings and workshops in the Wagon House.
Thanks to Ron Majdalany of Great Barrington, the aerial view below and on the home page shows the entire farmstead: farmhouse serving as the GB Historical Society Museum & Education Center, the Dutch Wagon House, and the many barns on the property. They include the large red barn closest to the parking area which contains the Book Nook and Dollar Barn; the Antiques Barn; and the older barns and silo at the rear.
Now see the photos of work to be addressed in the CPA grant:
Thank you to all who made these improvements possible
None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for the good people of Great Barrington supporting our efforts with a Community Preservation Act grant. We’d also like to thank our local contractors who worked so hard to make these projects possible. Many of our contractors donated some or all of the cost of their materials and/or labor.
Bathrooms and kitchen projects:
Bryan Hyatt, Contractor Derrick King, Painter Doreen Atwood, Curtains
Eazyhang Cabinet Systems E. Caligari & Son, Inc. Ed Herrington Lumber, Inc.
Gennari Plumbing & Heating Gordon Middleton, Plasterer Green River Architecture
Michael Leining, Electrician Richard Millette, Flooring Rock Solid Marble & Granite
Scott Morrison, Contractor
Handicap-accessible walkway project:
Bassett Foundations John Graney Metal Design Scott Morrison, Contractor
Sky Farm Lumber W.D. Hewins & Sons Tryon Landscaping