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

Dec. 15th: Kick off benefit reception 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., $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

FEBRUARY 2019

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

MARCH 2019

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

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, Daniel Arts Center, Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20 (free for members of Chesterwood and Simon’s Rock students and staff), reception and book signing to follow.
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. Studio Garden. Delicious food, wine tastings and entertainment. TBA.

June 9th: Free Community Day to celebrate the day Chesterwood opened to the public as a historic house museum and studio of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1969.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

2018 SEASON CALENDAR (PDF)