Sat., Oct. 5 – Shays’s Rebellion lecture at St. James Place

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The second lecture in the “Rebels with a Cause” series, “Shays’s Rebellion in the Berkshires: Enduring Legacies & Questions,” is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at 2:00 pm at Saint James Place, 352 Main Street in Great Barrington. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Great Barrington Historical Society and Saint James Place.

This lecture will examine the great uprising named for one of its prominent leaders, Daniel Shays, who lived for a time in Great Barrington. Speaker John “Sean” Condon is a professor of History at Merrimack College. He is a social and cultural historian of Revolutionary America and author of Shay’s Rebellion Authority and Distress in Post-Revolutionary America.

Professor Condon will explore how Shays’s Rebellion influenced the division of power between state and federal governments set out by the U.S. Constitution, and how, in many ways, it shaped the form of public protests today.

The talk will be presented in Saint James Place’s Great Hall. Free parking is available across the street at Berkshire Community College South.

You won’t want to miss this fascinating lecture. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please go to or call 413-591-8702. To reserve seats ($20 per lecture) mail your check to Great Barrington Historical Society with “Rebels with a Cause” and the specific lecture(s) you would like attend in the memo line to:
Great Barrington Historical Society
P.O. Box 1106
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Tickets are available at the door at $20, but seating is limited.


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