Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm

Gary Leveille, Author of Southern Berkshires Through Time

Please join us on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. when we welcome Gary Leveille, author of Southern Berkshires Through Time, to our Speaker Series.  Southern Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts is a magical place. Some call it “paradise,” while others quietly claim it to be the center of the universe. The special synergy that exists here between people and place has inspired remarkable residents for centuries. Towns nestled among the majestic hills and scenic valleys are beautiful, fascinating, and filled with history.

Much has changed here over the past 150 years—the period covered photographically in this book. The classic beauty of the Southern Berkshires has drawn photographers since the camera was first invented. Vibrant villages have evolved over the decades, even as the surrounding scenery remains breathtaking. Once thriving textile mills have been replaced by innovative tech enterprises. The important paper industry has struggled but survived here. Year round recreational and educational opportunities have blossomed. Once bustling boomtowns have grown quieter, but now nurture entrepreneurial inventiveness and a magnificent menagerie of historic homes, prosperous farms, and top-notch cultural venues. The images and interesting narrative inside this book offer a rare glimpse of the Southern Berkshires through time. By looking at the whole picture, the connections between our past and present will become apparent.

Gary Leveille is a writer, corporate editor, educator, photographer, newspaper columnist, humorist and local historian who happily resides in the Southern Berkshires. Gary has worked on numerous projects for Milton Bradley, Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Disney, National Geographic, Antiques Roadshow and many others. He is the author of several books including the best-selling Old Route 7 – Along the Berkshire Highway, and Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires.

All profits from the sale of the book will go to the Stockbridge Museum & Archives.

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