Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm

Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Stockbridge

Have you ever driven down streets in Stockbridge, passed an interesting house, and wondered why it was there and who had lived in it?  This winter, the Stockbridge Library’s Museum & Archives once again will offer a series of programs about the interesting people who have made their homes in Stockbridge over the years.  Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Stockbridge will feature current Stockbridge homeowners talking about the families who lived in their houses before them.  Each program will include stories of two existing homes, as well as one other home that has been lost over the years.

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for the second program in our 2019 series.

Berkshire Splendor:  The Great Estates of the Berkshires

The Behind Closed Doors Series takes a look at different homes in Stockbridge and the people who have lived in them.  This month, with the help of Susan Frisch Lehrer, we will be talking about some of the houses built during the Gilded Age.

Susan Frisch Lehrer, former Curator of Education at Chesterwood Museum in Stockbridge will offer a lecture presentation on many of the county’s “cottages” for a glimpse of the past, present, and future.  The presentation will focus on the interiors and exteriors of the mansions, of the architects who designed and built them, and on the families who lived in them.  Susan was at Chesterwood, the Stockbridge summer estate of sculptor, Daniel Chester French, for over 30 years.  As Curator of Education she coordinated the educational, interpretive, and visitor services.




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