Friday, February 2 at 6:30 pm

Exhibit: Stockbridge Fire Department

The Stockbridge Board of Selectmen approved a volunteer Fire Department in Stockbridge 124 years ago.  Initially there were 11 volunteer firemen with the responsibility of protecting the town.  Over time, the department expanded to include fire houses in Glendale, on Church Street, and in Interlaken.  The corps of volunteers grew to almost 100 with a waiting list to become a fireman.  In the 1950s, a ladies’ auxiliary was formed in Glendale to assist the men. Today the number of active volunteers has decreased to less than a dozen.
A display showing the history of the fire department through photographs, equipment, and uniforms will be on exhibit during February and March in the Procter Gallery.  The exhibit also will look at the role the fire department has played in the town even when there were no fires.
There will be a public reception to open the exhibit on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Procter Gallery.  Please join us and meet some of the men who serve this town.  There also will be a program on Tuesday, February 20 about the Fire Department.  Please check back for more information.

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