Copyright © 2010 Great Barrington Historical Society & Museum. All Rights Reserved.
New books from GBHS authors available @ local booksellers.
GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY LAUNCHES ANNUAL FUND
TO SUPPORT PRESERVATION OF TOWN’S HERITAGE
One of Great Barrington’s great attractions as the “Number One Small Town in America” is its rich history and the pride we take as a community in its preservation and promotion. Since 1977, the Great Barrington Historical Society has been focused on collecting and preserving material pertinent to that history, and disseminating it to stimulate awareness of local history now and for future generations. We are proud that our work over the years has elevated Great Barrington’s place in the historical narrative of Berkshire County and added to the economic vitality and cultural attraction of our region. While a labor of love, fulfilling our mission comes at a cost, and we need your support.
GBHS regularly applies for and receives heritage and cultural grants for guest speakers, special projects such as digitizing and archiving the Marie Tassone historic photo collection and for restoration work at our headquarters and local history museum -- the Captain Truman Wheeler Farmstead; however, grants and membership fees alone cover less than half of the costs associated with the Society’s day-to-day operation. Our ongoing work processing archival collections, mounting exhibitions and offering free public programs, as well as the real and urgent need to create a permanent home for the research and display of the Town’s heritage, require the generous support of all members, friends and community residents who understand the importance of our history to our community and local economy.
Please consider how you can help make history - Great Barrington's history - matter by making a 100% tax-deductible gift to the GBHS Annual Fund. Your financial support will help us to not only meet the Society’s operational expenses but plan for the continued preservation, promotion and exhibition of our Town’s heritage.
Thank you for you.
Jim Mercer, President
Great Barrington Historical Society