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

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

Lost Highway exhibit opens Saturday, May 21st at the GB Town Museum
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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
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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
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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

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