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

Memories of the NY-New Haven Railroad (Danbury to Pittsfield)
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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

What’s new with the Dutch wagon house reconstruction? Plenty!
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Since our last update in November when we had just poured a new concrete foundation, our contractor, Lignum Vitae, has begun a multi-phase plan to restabilize the Dutch wagon house’s timber frame structure. Due to the weight of 3 layers of asphalt shingles on top of cedar shakes, moisture found inside the roof, and the Read More

Kudos to our archival volunteers!
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We’re very very lucky to have a crew of volunteers helping us identify photos in the Marie Tassone collection of the GBHS archives at Ramsdell Library. We have tens of thousands of prints taken by Mrs. Tassone, none of which she labeled! In the first photo are: Pam Ivey and Dottie Flynn; in the second: Read More

Wheeler Farmstead Dutch Wagon House reconstruction update
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  Work has been continuing on the foundation of the Dutch Wagon House adjoining the Historical Society’s Town Museum and Archive Education Center at the Wheeler Farmstead (817 South Main Street, Route 7). After excavating the area, the footings were poured a couple of weeks ago. Now the concrete has been delivered and is being poured Read More

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