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 m58988) 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
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 m107764) 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 . . . — — Map (db m107756) 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 m107664) 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