Jenifer House – A Yankee Tradition – Wednesday, October 5
with No Comments

You’ve probably passed them many times on the east side of Stockbridge Road (Route 7). The buildings have different colors now, but years ago they were painted the same barn red when they were all part of Jenifer House. They were then (as now) an important part of Great Barrington’s commercial life. On Wednesday, October Read More

. . . to join us for November and December programs & exhibit
with 1 Comment

Here’s the GBHS program and display schedule for the rest of 2016: Every Saturday and Sunday through the end of December – “The Greatest Generation” exhibit, 10am to 2pm at the GBHS Museum. See WWII family artifacts on display: uniforms & gear, trench art & souvenirs, training manuals, pictures, awards & letters . . . Read More

GBHS annual antiques show & flea market – Saturday, July 30
with No Comments

Please join us at our Annual Antiques Show & Flea Market this Saturday, July 30th. (Rain date: Sunday, July 31st.) – 15++ dealers with wonderful items priced to sell. It’s located at the Great Barrington Historical Society Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington, MA 01230, across from the VFW. Treasures await you! Read More

Join us at the Farmstead Picnic on Wednesday, August 17
with No Comments

Just like Tanglewood . . . except “Barn Style”! Join us on Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30pm at the Great Barrington Historical Society Museum and Grounds at the Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7) in GB. Bring your own food, drink, folding chairs or a blanket. Pot Luck desserts: bring a dessert to Read More

Fun & games! Colonial children’s program on July 16th
with No Comments

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

Lost Highway exhibit opens Saturday, May 21st at the GB Town Museum
with No Comments

Please join us on Saturday afternoon May 21st from 4pm to 6pm, for the Great Barrington Historical Society’s FREE reception to celebrate the opening of artist and photographer Jim Bremer’s Lost Highway exhibition. Jim’s work takes us into a roadside rendezvous into the past, with a special emphasis on Berkshire scenes. The reception and exhibit Read More

Cocktail party & book lecture at the AIER mansion – Saturday, June 11th
with 2 Comments

On Saturday, June 11th, the Great Barrington Historical Society will present a cocktail party, lecture, and tour of the beautiful AIER (American Institute of Economic Research) mansion at 250 Division Street in GB at 5:30pm. Join us for cocktails and appetizers while you enjoy the breathtaking view from the terrace. Featured at this event will Read More

South County Streetcars program – Friday, April 8th
with No Comments

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

Memories of the NY-New Haven Railroad (Danbury to Pittsfield)
with No Comments

Peter McLachlan, a former engineer with the New York-New Haven railroad (that ran between Danbury, CT and Pittsfield) will be talking about his time working on that line at the the GB Historical Society’s program on Wednesday, April 13th at 7 pm at the Claire Teague Senior Center.  He’ll share memories of the local people Read More

1 3 4 5 6 7