By Gary Leveille: The Mystery & History of the GB Newsboy Statue
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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Treasure Buried Under Newsboy Statue! Satanic Symbol on Fountain Stolen! Read More

It’s time for our Annual Appeal. Our future depends on you.
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You’ve probably received our Annual Appeal letter by now. This year, instead of sending out several appeals for support, the GBHS decided to do it only once a year–now! Since every charity and foundation around is also asking for your support., why should you choose to financially support your Great Barrington Historical Society? Well, frankly, Read More

October Saturdays at the Museum & two fun events
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In addition to our usual free Saturday tours of the Great Barrington Historical Society Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead (always 10am to 2pm), we have two fun events there on Saturdays, October 22nd and October 29th. The address is 817 South Main Street (Route 7) in GB. If you have any questions, please call us Read More

Newsboy Statue & Fountain Rededication – Monday, Oct. 10th
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The Great Barrington Historical Commission and the Great Barrington Historical Commission are co-sponsoring the rededication of the Newsboy Statue from 10am to 11am on Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day) at Newsboy Park (Route 23/Maple Avenue at Silver Street). The event includes public viewing of the monument and working fountain, performance by members of the Berkshire Read More

William Stanley’s AC on Main Street: Wednesday, Nov. 9th
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We know (and are proud) that AC electricity began right here in Great Barrington 130 years ago–the first town anywhere to be wired with the energy of the future. It’s a fascinating story, and at the Great Barrington Historical Society’s November 9th program, local historian Jamie Parrish will explain how inventor William Stanley made this Read More

Jenifer House – A Yankee Tradition – Wednesday, October 5
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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
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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
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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
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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

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