Don’t Miss These Free Cemetery Tours In Pittsfield And Stockbridge!
Halloween is coming up very quickly in Berkshire County. Are you looking for something free to do with the family in the weeks running up to Trick Or Treat? How about a free cemetery tour... or two?
The Berkshire County Historical Society is offering up twilight tours of the Stockbridge Cemetery on October 13th and the Pittsfield Cemetery on October 27th and both are FREE! The tours in their respective places will get underway at 5 pm. If you want to tag along... just show up at the cemetery entrance.
According to the media release from the Berkshire County Historical Society, the free events are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and supported in part by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council.
For those interested in the Stockbridge Cemetery Tour... You will join Bess Dillman for a tour of the cemetery on Main Street. It's one of the oldest cemetery's in the United States, having been established in 1750. It is also the burial place of Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and Norman Rockwell.
For those interested in the Pittsfield Cemetery... You will join Berkshire County Historical Society Executive Director Lesley Herzberg, who will share the stories of Lucinda Williams, Phineas Allen, Col. William Williams, Henry Dawes, Sarah Morewood, Rev. Thomas Allen (also known as the fighting parson), and others. The cemetery, located at 203 Wahconah Street, dates back to 1850 and is the final resting place of many prominent Pittsfield residents.
The rain date for the Stockbridge Cemetery tour is October 14. The rain date for the Pittsfield Cemetery tour is October 28th.
This sounds like a spooky good time!