2019 calendar of events

Chesterwood’s buildings and grounds are currently closed for the season. Chesterwood will re-open to the public with daily tours, 7 days a week, from May 25 through October 14, 2019. The administrative offices are open Monday - Friday all year round from 9am - 5pm. See a complete staff directory.

FEBRUARY 2019

February 12th: Opening reception of the exhibition Abraham Lincoln: An American Icon, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring highlights from the Chapin Library’s National Trust for Historic Preservation/Chesterwood archives collection. Chapin Library, Williams College, 26 Hopkins Drive, Williamstown, Mass. Free

MARCH 2019

March 1st: Opening reception of the exhibition Margaret French Cresson: Her Artistic Life and Legacy in Preserving Chesterwood. 5 to 7 p.m. The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. Free

March 5th: Official book launch of Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French by acclaimed Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, lecture and book signing, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $25 (Chesterwood members $20) Reception and book signing with Harold Holzer to follow.
Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.
Advance ticket sales highly recommended through Eventbrite. Or call Chesterwood at 413-298-2034 or chesterwood@savingplaces.org

March 8th: An illustrated lecture by Valerie Balint, “Keepers of the Flame: Women Behind Preserving Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios” 6 p.m. The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. (educational programming for Margaret French Cresson: Her Artistic Life and Legacy in Preserving Chesterwood) Free

APRIL 2019

April 5th: An illustrated lecture by Dana Pilson, “Margaret French Cresson: Growing up at Chesterwood, Her Life, Loves and Loss.” 6 p.m. The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. (educational programming for Margaret French Cresson: Her Artistic Life and Legacy in Preserving Chesterwood) Free

JUNE 2019

June 1st: Benefit Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Chesterwood as a National Trust Historic Site. 5 to :307 p.m. The Studio Garden at Chesterwood. Delicious food, music and performance. Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

June 9th: Free Community Day to celebrate the day Chesterwood opened to the public as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1969. Tours, art activities and live performances.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

AUGUST 2019

August 8th: Artist Biographies: A Conversation with Harold Holzer, author of Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French and Dr. Thayer Tolles, Marcia F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Edith Wharton’s The Mount, 11 a.m., fee charged. Lenox, Mass.

2018 SEASON CALENDAR (PDF)