Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 pm

Gary Leveille, Author of Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires

Leveille-Legendary Locals Cover jpgJoin us on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (29 Main Street) for a talk and slide presentation with Gary Leveille, author of the new local history book, Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires.  In his presentation, Mr. Leveille will discuss the intriguing characters and accomplished citizens who have made the Southern Berkshires such a wonderful place, with particular emphasis on Stockbridge “legends.”

Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires shares the stories of unique individuals, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community, the nation and the world. Vintage images coupled with stories and anecdotes researched by Leveille provide a fascinating history of the area.

“Southern Berkshire County is a magical place. Some call it paradise. The special synergy that exists here between people and place has inspired remarkable residents for centuries,” said author Gary Leveille. The book describes fascinating folks from Great Barrington, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Sheffield, Alford, Egremont, Mt. Washington, Monterey, New Marlboro, Otis, Tyringham, and Sandisfield.  “The Southern Berkshires are blessed with a superb selection of remarkable residents, past and present,” Leveille said.

This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase.


Leveille-GaryAbout the Author: Gary Leveille resides with his family in the southern Berkshires.  He is an avid local historian and researcher who is often found surrounded by piles of vintage photographs as archivist for the Great Barrington Historical Society.  He is also a member of the Great Barrington Historical Commission, the Berkshire Historical Society, and the Columbia County (NY) Historical Society.

Gary is principal of Berkshire Creative Communications, and has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, author, publisher and newspaper columnist. Gary was formerly a senior editor and editorial project supervisor for Hasbro Games in Springfield, MA. He has worked on numerous editorial projects for Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Disney, National Geographic, Antiques Roadshow and many others. He is a columnist for The Berkshire Record where he produces the popular “Then & Now” photo history column.

Gary is the author of several books including a best-selling photo history entitled Old Route 7 – Along the Berkshire Highway, and Eye of Shawenon, an Egremont history. 


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