Farmstead status report: CPA news, To Dos, and Thank Yous!

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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.

Farmhouse/Museum with attached Dutch Wagon House in yellow, upper left; double barns (one red & now attached) at end of the parking area; Antiques barn, left of double barn; larger barns & silo behind double barn.


To Dos

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