Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 pm

Stockbridge Library hosts talk with local historian Gary Leveille

The Stockbridge Library will host a program by local author and historian Gary Leveille.  Leveille will sign copies of his new book, Eye of Shawenon – A Berkshire History of North Egremont, Prospect Lake and the Green River Valley.  

The author will discuss the puzzling land acquisitions from Mohican Native Americans known as Spoor’s Grant and the Shawenon Purchase. This land now comprises North Egremont and Alford. In addition, Leveille details Colonel Knox’s march through Egremont with his artillery train in 1776, North Egremont’s connection to the post-Civil War trial of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and other fascinating events and people from the area that changed the course of United States history.

For over 35 years, author and historian Gary Leveille has been compiling research and collecting photographs about south Berkshire. Eye of Shawenon offers an eclectic collection of historical sketches about the fascinating subjects he has discovered, and contains hundreds of vintage photos, maps and illustrations.



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