Fun & games! Colonial children’s program on July 16th

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Parents–bring your 6-10-year-olds to a terrific FREE program presented by the Great Barrington Historical Society on Saturday, July 16th from 10am to 12noon at the GBHS Town Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead (817 South Main Street,  Great Barrington). Participants will learn how children lived in 18th century Colonial America: what they ate, what they wore, Read More

South County Streetcars program – Friday, April 8th

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Did you know that the only trolley to transverse four states ran right through Great Barrington and Sheffield in the early 20th century?  On Friday, April 8, Gary Leveille will present “Streetcar to Sheffield — a Photographic History of the Berkshire Railway trolley” at 7:30 p.m. at Dewey Hall in Sheffield. Sponsored by the Sheffield 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 she labeled! In the first photo are: Pam Ivey and Dottie Flynn; in the second: 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 Historical 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 a couple of weeks ago. Now the concrete has been delivered and is being poured Read More

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