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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
Please join us for 2 great events on Saturday, August 8th!

Antique Show and Flea Market
On the beautiful lawns of the Great Barrington Historical Society Headquarters 817 South Main Street (Route 7)
(Located across from the VFW, about 1/4 mile south of the Big Y shopping center)
9 am to 3:30 pm - Rain date: Sunday, August 9th
    Treasures await you! Our barns are full. Our prices are great! Vendors should contact Rob Tepper at 413-446-7168 or email him at rftinma@gmail.com. In the event of rain for both days, the event will be rescheduled or refunds issued.
    We'll need help with setup and cleanup afterwards. If you can help, please
contact Rob at 413-446-7168 or rftinma@gmail.com.

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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.

Movie Program

Sunday, September 27th - 11:00 am at the Triplex Theatre
    See a short film about the Wheeler Farmstead entitled "Home for History," followed by an update on the property's reconstruction, and a Q & A Session. More details to follow.

The SoCo Creamery's
 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
All proceeds benefit the Great Barrington Historical Society

$1 cones! FREE and open to the public.
 Live music by the Lucky5 Jazz Band.

   It's at Town Hall Park behind the Town Hall from
 2 to 5pm on Saturday August 8th. Try the new flavors - bring the kids - support a local business - and be part of a fun and delicious way to support US, too! 
    Any questions about the event?
 Call us at 413-579-8702 or email us at