Saturday, October 1 at 4:00 pm

Cemetery Walk: Stories of Church Street: Home to Both Famous and Memorable

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m, volunteers from the Stockbridge Library’s Procter Museum & Archives of Stockbridge History will present the fifth and final cemetery walk of the 2016 season: Stories of Church Street: Home to Both Famous and Memorable.

 

So many stories on such a short street!  You’ll learn the story of the Mahican Indians who lived where this street is located along the cemetery and their sachem, Konkapot; George Seeley, a painterly photographer in Stieglitz’s renowned group; Augustus Lukeman, a sculptor who specialized in monuments of monumental scale installed throughout America; and Cecil Babcock, a Master of the Stockbridge Grange.  Along the way, you’ll learn the stories of a one-legged barber, a blind cook, a tuba-playing plumber, a jolly nurse, and a door-to-door fish monger.

 

The walk gathers at the cemetery gate on Main Street (Route 102), Stockbridge.  A $5.00 donation is suggested.

 

This is the last of five monthly walks of the Stockbridge Cemetery, June through October.  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, please contact the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives at 413-298-5501.



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