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On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the GBHS will have its first Historic House Tour.
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Our first program of 2015:
The Great Barrington Historical Society's Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the AIER (American Institute for Economic Research).
About 35 attendees enjoyed wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres at AIER's beautiful Cotswold cottage-style mansion off Division Street in Great Barrington. Executive director Debbie Opperman welcomed everyone, then president Barbara Syer gave a brief business report and announced the group's officers for this year. (All officers' and board members' names are on the About Us page listed on the top banner).
Our featured speaker was Bill Harwood, son of AIER founder Colonel E.C. Harwood. He spoke about growing up in the mansion and later working in various capacities for the AIER. He also traced the history of this historic building with its 100 picturesque acres, explaining how it became the site of a world-renowned independent, scientific economic research organization. In addition, he included some very interesting and funny stories. Then David Michaels, AIER's Chief Financial Officer, described the research and educa-tional functions of the organization as well as its wide range of publications for individuals and businesses. Both Bill and David answered questions from the audience.
Coming in March . . .
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce presents
a Business After-Hours event on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm
at the Truman Wheeler Farmstead, home of the Great Barrington Historical Society
817 South Main Street (Rt. 7), Great Barrington
Socializing before the program
Lots of people enjoyed the wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres & conversation.
President Barbara Syer gives a brief business report.
Featured speaker Bill Harwood at the podium
AIER's CFO David Michaels
Executive director Debbie Opperman and daughter Sarah
Bill and David answer audience questions