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, July 1 at 4:00 pm

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

Come learn the fascinating – and complex – history of The Red Lion Inn. On Saturday, July 1 2017 at 4:00 p.m. volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives will lead a cemetery walk: The Red Lion Inn: From Stagecoach Stop to Town Center.

The walk will explore all the ins and outs of this beloved landmark, from its founding as a store to its place in Stockbridge today as the center of town.  Over the years, the Inn has been rescued from closing twice, owned and operated by women three different times, and almost lost to a major fire.

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.