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GB Historical Society Museum tours this summer
Join us every Saturday between 10am and 2pm
 from July 4  through September 5, 2015
at the Truman Wheeler Farmstead
817 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Heritage Walks

Sunday, September 20th - 1:00pm to 2:30pm - 1.5 hours, 1 mile
Literary Tour of Downtown Great Barrington
    Join author Bernard Drew, from the Great Barrington Historical Society, for this literary tour, which starts at the Mason Library, which was in a Sesame Street children's book years ago, as the Sesame Street Library! James Weldon Johnson worked on his "God's Trom-bones" here. We'll also look at Sumner Block, where in an upstairs auditorium in the 1870s, Josh Billings, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Mark Twain lectured.
    STARTS at the Mason Library, 231 Main Street, Great Barrington (across from the post office).

Saturday, September 26th - 10:00am to 11:30 pm - 1.5 hours, 1/2 mile
Meet the Residents of the Mahaiwe Cemetery and the Newsboy Statue
    Join author Gary Leveille, of the Great Barrington Historical Society, for a visit to some interesting "long term guests" residing at the Cemetery. Then take a short walk to the world-famous Newsboy Statue.
   STARTS at the Mahaiwe Cemetery entrance on Silver Street. From either Route 23 in Gt. Barrington OR Route 7 (1/4 mile north of Guido's and Big Y), turn into Silver Street and park on the roadside near the cemetery entrance.

Coming this fall . . .  Carnography by Jim Bremer
    See this great vintage automotive photography exhibit by award-winning graphic designer Jim Bremer, featuring amazing photos of old cars in magical Great Barrington scenes!

     In mid-20th century America, there was no greater icon for freedom than the automobile. Beyond mobility, the car was synonomous with social activity and a symbol of status. Curvaceous lines, jet plane hood ornaments, rear fender fins, and space-age detailing created a persona that lured potential buyers and cemented the bond between man and machine. Need was surpassed by desire as the primary motivation for purchase. Check back for dates.