2018 - 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.

DECEMBER 2018

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Kick-Off to the 50th!

Dec. 15th: Kick off benefit cocktail party for the 50th Anniversary of Chesterwood as a National Trust Historic Site. In honor of Chesterwood Council Emeritus patron Jeannene T. Booher, with Harold Holzer, Lincoln author and scholar, who will sign advance copies of his acclaimed new biography Monument Man: The Art and Life of Daniel Chester French, 4-6 p.m.

This special event will take place within the main residence at Chesterwood, which will be decorated for the holidays by generous volunteers from the Berkshire Botanical Garden.

$100 members / $125 not-yet-members / books available for sale at the event. Reserve your ticket and book by calling Chesterwood at 413-298-2034 or chesterwood@savingplaces.org Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

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.

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.

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.
Reserve your ticket and book by calling Chesterwood at 413-298-2034 or writing to chesterwood@savingplaces.org

JUNE 2019

June 8th: Benefit Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Chesterwood as a National Trust Historic Site. 4 to 7 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)