Events and Exhibits

Various exhibits from the historical collection are on display throughout the Library.  The Museum’s staff and volunteers also regularly hold programs related to Stockbridge history.

Current Exhibit:

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is proud to present an exhibit on Native American baskets.  Throughout North America, Native Peoples have crafted a wide variety of baskets, from utilitarian to whimsical, making skillful use of the plant resources available in their diverse environments. This exhibit showcases the knowledge, artistry and enduring traditions of the many Native basket makers.  This exhibit will run through August 31, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Procter Gallery for a Curator’s Talk with Kathy Beebe about the Native American Basket Exhibit.

 


Friday, July 26 at 6:30 pm

Chief Daniel Nimham, Chief of All the Wappingers Natives

Mr. Robert Ulrich, a local Hudson Valley historian whose passion is American History, will give a program on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. about Chief Daniel Nimham.  It will span three major periods of American history: the early Dutch days (before the British took over), the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War.  Chief Nimham’s people had claim over major land portions in the Mid-Hudson Valley, but ended up losing all their land due to unscrupulous land traders and a lack of fair court justice.

Join us for this informative talk given by a guest presenter, Bob Ulrich, a local Hudson Valley historian whose passion for American History started after his retirement from a 30 year career with IBM.  His main focus deals with the Dutch (not the British) creating America, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War.  To help explain the topics under discussion, Bob uses many visuals, along with little known background stories, adding a new way to learn about our history.


Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 pm

In Plain Site: From Bowker to Butler: The Woods & Beyond

This summer, the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives will present In Plain Site, a series of monthly history walks in different Stockbridge neighborhoods.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the neighborhood and talking about the history of the people who lived there.  $5.00 suggested donation.

Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., to learn about “From Bowker to Butler: The Woods & Beyond”.  More details to follow.