Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
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.
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.