The Great Barrington Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1977 for the purpose of collecting and preserving materials pertinent to the history of Great Barrington. While sponsoring a full calendar of programs for the community throughout the year, the Society also manages the Great Barrington Town Museum located at the Truman Wheeler Farmstead on South Main Street in Great Barrington. This Farmstead of Dutch construction circa 1740s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum consists of four rooms highlighting original architectural design and includes displays of town history and artifacts ranging from the Colonial period to today. The Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-2:00pm. The museum is also open by appointment Monday thru Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00.
With the Society's motto:"Together We Make History," the Historical Society welcomes visitors to the museum, new members and volunteers.
Heading South on Main Street , on left past the Big-Y Plaza and Fairgrounds opposite East Mountain Medical Building