Historical Markers and War Memorials in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Great Barrington is in Berkshire County
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On 20 March 1886 William Stanley provided alternating current electrification to offices and stores on Main Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He thus demonstrated the first practical system for providing electrical illumination using . . . — — Map (db m154428) HM
A Devastating Tornado
Passed This Way
Memorial Day - May 29, 1995
In Memory of the Three Who Died
In Recognition of All Who Endured
In Gratitude to Fire, Police and Rescue Personnel
Who Risked Their Lives To Save Others.
In . . . — — Map (db m138419) HM
First Congregational Church
Gathered in 1743 as the Second Parish of Sheffield, the congregation worshipped in The Meeting House which was located one half mile from here in the Water Street Cemetery near the big bridge. It was one of only three . . . — — Map (db m138424) HM
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . — — Map (db m24013) HM
Erected November 11th 1936
By the School Children
Of Great Barrington and Housatonic
In Honor of the 359 Men and Women
Who Served Their Country
In the World War.
Abel, Harrison G. • Ackerman, Arthur P. • Adams, Ernest W. • Alcott, Bruce . . . — — Map (db m58960) HM
Laura Ingersoll Secord
1775 - 1868
Laura Ingersoll was born in a dwelling which stood on this site until 1913, when Mason Library was built. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dewey) and Thomas Ingersoll, a hatter and miller with privilege nearby . . . — — Map (db m138423) HM WM
The Niagara Movement was Du Bois’s first attempt to form a civil rights organization. This was the first substantial Black-organized protest movement of the twentieth century. It led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909.
The first meeting . . . — — Map (db m149483) HM
“In 1950 the month of February had for me special meaning. I was a widower. The wife of 53 years lay buried in the New England hills beside her first born boy”
W.Е.В. DuBois (1868-1963)
Premier Architect of the American . . . — — Map (db m149481) HM
“I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation.”
Birthsite of W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
Premier architect of the American Civil Rights Movement
Erected by The Great . . . — — Map (db m149510) HM
I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation – W.E.B. Dubois
Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois was an early founder of the Civil Rights . . . — — Map (db m149482) HM
Kindled by his love for the Housatonic River, W.E.B. Du Bois became a champion of rivers around the world.
Harlem Renaissance writer and poet Langston Hughes composed “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” when he was only eighteen years . . . — — Map (db m149484) HM
His genius made Great Barrington the first community to be lighted by alternating current in March 1886.
Monument erected by the Rotary Club of Great Barrington on its fiftieth anniversary.
May 18th . . . — — Map (db m58972) HM
William Stanley (1858-1916) devised an innovative electric distribution system using an alternating-current transformer. His laboratory was in Horace Day’s rambling, vacant rubberwear factory, the foundation of which is just visible on the . . . — — Map (db m107662) HM
You Stand Free
Because They Served
In everlasting memory and tribute to the men and women of Great Barrington who, in defense of their country and the human rights of mankind, served with honor and distinction in the armed forces of the United . . . — — Map (db m58896) HM