“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Berkshire County, MA (149) Franklin County, MA (49) Hampden County, MA (112) Hampshire County, MA (64) Litchfield County, CT (248) Columbia County, NY (231) Dutchess County, NY (337) Rensselaer County, NY (155) Bennington County, VT (63)  BerkshireCounty(149) Berkshire County (149)  FranklinCounty(49) Franklin County (49)  HampdenCounty(112) Hampden County (112)  HampshireCounty(64) Hampshire County (64)  LitchfieldCountyConnecticut(248) Litchfield County (248)  ColumbiaCountyNew York(231) Columbia County (231)  DutchessCounty(337) Dutchess County (337)  RensselaerCounty(155) Rensselaer County (155)  BenningtonCountyVermont(63) Bennington County (63)
Pittsfield is the county seat for Berkshire County
Great Barrington is in Berkshire County
      Berkshire County (149)  
      Franklin County (49)  
      Hampden County (112)  
      Hampshire County (64)  
      Litchfield County, Connecticut (248)  
      Columbia County, New York (231)  
      Dutchess County, New York (337)  
      Rensselaer County, New York (155)  
      Bennington County, Vermont (63)  
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1Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — A Contribution that No Other Race Can MakeW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
”We believe that the Negro people as a race have a contribution to make to civilization and humanity that no other race can make.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Conservation of Races,” 1897 Du Bois travelled widely in Europe, Asia, and . . . Map (db m194759) HM
2Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — A Tireless Explorer of Social TruthsW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
”History cannot ignore W.E.B. Du Bois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. Du Bois was a tireless explorer… of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., . . . Map (db m194398) HM
3Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Alternating Current Electrification, 1886IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
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
4Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Boulder Dedicated to the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois
Placed by the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Committee in 1969, the boulder commemorates the life and work of W.E.B. DuBois, scholar and activist. —————W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Committee, 1969 Shirley Graham Du Bois, Honorary Chairman Edmund . . . Map (db m194761) HM
5Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Democracy and Human RightsW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
“There can be no perfect democracy curtailed by color, race, or poverty. But with all, we accomplish all, even peace.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, The World and Africa, 1965 We hope that you have gotten to know W.E.B. Du Bois better . . . Map (db m194760) HM
6Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Devastating Tornado
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
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7Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — First Congregational Church
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
8Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — First Court House of Berkshire County
Near this spot stood the first court house of Berkshire County erected 1764. Here August 16, 1774 occurred the first open resistance to British rule in AmericaMap (db m58957) HM
9Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — First Meeting House
Fifty feet to the east stood the First Meeting House of the Town of Great Barrington then known as Upper Ousatonuck. Erected 1742, it was used many years for the public worship of God, and as the Town House. "Our Fathers' God. We . . . Map (db m196001) HM
10Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — MA-3 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
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
11Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Grass Roots DemocracyW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Du Bois' campaigns for democracy were not always popular, even with those who shared his goals. In 1951, at the height of the Cold War, the United States government alleged that the 83-year-old scholar was an unregistered foreign agent for his . . . Map (db m194399) HM
12Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Great Barrington Bi-Centennial
To Commemorate Great Barrington Bi-Centennial 1761 - 1961Map (db m138422) HM
13Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Great Barrington Civil War Memorial
A Tribute Of honor and Gratitude To Her Citizens Who Fought For Liberty and Union 1861. – 1865. Erected by the Town of Great Barrington. 1876.Map (db m58955) HM
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14Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Great Barrington World War I Monument
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
15Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — I Have A Sentimental Desire to Keep this PlaceW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
You are entering the House of the Black Burghardts, as Du Bois called his grandparents' home, the place where he had lived as a child. Du Bois maintained a strong attachment to Great Barrington his entire life, and returned frequently to visit. . . . Map (db m194402) HM
16Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Last Battle of Shays Rebellion
Last Battle of Shays Rebellion was here Feb. 27, 1787.Map (db m37487) HM
17Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Laura Ingersoll Secord
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
18Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — Memorial Street Light
Memorial Street Light erected by Massachusetts Electric Company June 28, 1986 in recognition of William Stanley and his contributions to the Electric Utility IndustryMap (db m58987) HM
19Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — The House of the Black BurghardtsW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
"It is the first home that I remember. There my mother was born and all her nine brothers and sisters.... [It was the] center of the world... a delectable place — simple, square and low, with the great room of the fireplace, the flagged kitchen, . . . Map (db m194758) HM
20Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — The Mahaiwe Theater
The Mahaiwe Theater has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1905Map (db m58958) HM
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21Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — The Niagara Movement
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
22Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B Du Bois
“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
23Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois Birthsite
“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
24Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite
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25Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Advocate for Rivers Here at Home
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 Golden River Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois was an early founder of the Civil Rights . . . Map (db m149482) HM
26Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Architect of the Modern Civil Rights MovementW.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
”Make way for Democracy! We saved it in France, and by the Great Jehovah, we will save it in the United States of America, or know the reason why.” —W.E.B. Du Bois, “Returning Soldiers,” The Crisis, May 1919 William Edward . . . Map (db m194397) HM
27Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers Around the World
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
28Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — William Stanley
William Stanley 1858     1916 Inventor 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
29Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — William Stanley OverlookHousatonic River Walk
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
30Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Great Barrington — You Stand Free Because They Served
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
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Dec. 9, 2022