Pittsfield, Massachusetts—The Berkshire County Historical Society will offer tours of Hillside Cemetery on October 8 (rain date October 9) and the Stockbridge Cemetery on October 15 (rain date October 16). Both tours begin at 2 pm. Sturdy footwear is recommended as the tours traverse a variety of uneven terrain. Reservations are required and can be made at berkshirehistory.org ; $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members.
Saturday, October 8th - Cemetery Tour of Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, 2 p.m.
Where can you find a personal friend of two U.S. Presidents, an attorney who invented a railroad brake, the Father of Archaeological Photography, two physicians who started a school and an eyewitness to President Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address? Join veteran historian and guide Paul W. Marino for a walk through one of the historic cemeteries of northern Berkshire. Children are welcome as a treasure hunt will accompany the tour. Meet at the top of the hill off Brown Street.
Saturday, October 15th – Cemetery Tour of Stockbridge Cemetery, 2 p.m.
Join historian Elizabeth Dillman for a fascinating walk through one of the oldest cemeteries in Berkshire County and is the burial place of Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and Norman Rockwell.
About the Berkshire County Historical Society
The Berkshire County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. In addition, the Berkshire County Historical Society is committed to the preservation and interpretation of Arrowhead, home of author Herman Melville, designated a National Historic Landmark. The Berkshire County Historical Society provides tours of Arrowhead, and programming dedicated to the history of western Massachusetts and the life and writings of Herman Melville. For information on visiting, go toberkshirehistory.org.