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Chesterwood to Stockbridge walk

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Chesterwood — the the home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial — basks in the sun in Stockbridge.
Paul Rocheleau / Chesterwood

Berkshire Camino will lead a walk from Chesterwood, former home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.

The walk meanders through country roads leading to downtown Stockbridge, known as the home town of Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman and many more, and as the homeland of the Mohican people and for 50 years, a Mohican township within the Massachusetts commonwealth.

The Mohican nation, also the Stockbridge-Munsee community, now live in Wisconsin. Forced from their homeland, they moved westward as a community, first into New York State and then across the midwest, and they have always returned.

Today they have an office in Williamstown and relationships with local creative places, schools and land trusts including the Mission House, a historic site in Stockbridge where the Stockbridge Munsee have curated an exhibit this summer and planted a medicine garden.

Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, a former enslaved woman, is known for bringing the legal battle that proved slavery illegal in the Commonwealth — in 1781 she sued and won her freedom almost a century before the Emancipation Proclamation.

This walk lasts approximately three miles with gentle hills.

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Event Details

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Date:
September 23
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Event Location

Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Road
Stockbridge, MA
413-298-3579

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