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This image of the town’s Civil War monument was taken in 1866 just following its dedication. It was one of the first Civil War monuments dedicated in Berkshire County. Notice a very different looking St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives, photography collection, #1994.131
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May has arrived! What better event to recall from by-gone days than the Annual May Day celebration hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, circa early 1940s. David Milton Jones Photography Collection 2000.026

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This 18th century home, built on Prospect Hill, was the residence of Samuel Jerome. He was a Revolutionary War veteran from Connecticut who moved his family to Stockbridge for new ventures. Over time, several of his descendants moved to New York City and even London. One of Samuel’s great-grandsons was none other than Sir Winston Churchill, his mother was Jennie Jerome who married a British aristocrat and was known as Lady Randolph Churchill. Stockbridge Library Photography Collection #1994.748

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Pair of child’s clogs worn by mill workers, primarily in Lancaster, England, circa 1800’s. Adults wore laced and clasped clogs, with fastening clasps of engraved brass. These clogs were donated by Miss Emily Smith.  These shoes be featured in our next exhibit in the Procter Gallery! #53.016

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In 1920, Allen Treadway, former owner of the Red Lion Inn, constructed a brick garage  behind the current post office building where, for many years, there had been a livery stable. With the onset of the automobile, the garage offered an additional amenity for guests. A 1926 advertisement called the building “modern and fireproof” with storage, washing, tires, tubes, and accessories. Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives Photography Collection # 1994.124.1

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In the late 1790’s Daniel Fairchild, his wife Mary, and four children settled in the Curtisville section of Stockbridge. The Fairchild family became one of the more prominent families in Curtisville. In total Daniel and Mary would have 10 children, and Daniel would be one of the first Deacons for the “North Church” established in Curtisville.

Deacon Daniel Fairchild built his home and farmed the land that would eventually become part of Bonnie Brae and later the Stockbridge and DeSisto schools along Route 183. Stockbridge Library Museum & Archives Photography Collection #94.771

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Agrippa Hull (1759-1848) came to Stockbridge as a young man and enlisted in the American Revolution in 1777 until the war ended in 1783. During his service,  “Grippy” was attached to Gen. John Paterson of Lenox and later Polish General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, receiving a pension. This oil painting is from an image taken by photographer Anson Clark in 1844. Stockbridge Museum & Archives. Photo: Museum & Archives: SLAHC Art Collection, #47.002.

 

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