Events and Exhibits

Various exhibits from the historical collection are on display throughout the library. The Museum’s staff and volunteers also regularly hold programs related to Stockbridge history.


Saturday, June 3 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Stockbridge Mills

Although today Stockbridge appears to be a quiet village surrounded by farmland, in earlier times it was a thriving industrial community.  On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will explore this aspect of the town’s life in a cemetery walk: Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Stockbridge Mills.

 

Stockbridge was home to many active mills from the 1740s to the 1900s.  Come explore the many water-powered industries throughout the town.  You’ll be surprised at how many mills were built and what products they made.

 

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour. Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

 

This is the first of four monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through September.  Each monthly walk has a different theme.  All walks take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 


Saturday, July 1 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Red Lion Inn: From Stagecoach Stop to Town Center

On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will offer a cemetery walk: Red Lion Inn: From Stagecoach Stop to Town Center.  More details to follow.

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour. Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

This is the second of four monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through September.  Each monthly walk has a different theme.  All walks take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Saturday, August 5 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Church Street: Home of the Famous and Memorable

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will offer a cemetery walk: Church Street: Home of the Famous and Memorable.  More details to follow.

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour. Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

This is the third of four monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through September.  Each monthly walk has a different theme.  All walks take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Saturday, September 2 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Final Words, Lasting Images: Headstone Meanings and Messages

On Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will offer a cemetery walk: Final Words, Lasting Images: Headstone Meanings and Messages.  More details to follow.

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102, Stockbridge), and takes an hour. Parking is available at the old Town Hall, across from the gate, or on the street. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

This is the last of four monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through September.  Each walk has a different theme.  All walks take place on the first Saturday of the month, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.