Berkshires Regional Histories

Read about the history of Sheffield, Great Barrington, Route 7 to Pittsfield, and much, much more.

We also stock a complete line of local and regional historical books on Berkshire towns including: Stockbridge, West Stockbridge and Lenox; Sheffield, Great Barrington, Monterey and Otis, MA;The Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Adirondacks

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Pittsfield

by Susan Eisley
 
 

A Murder in our Town

by Arthur Herzog
In the early morning hours of October 23, 1986, Earl Morey was shot to death in a small town in the Northwest Corner region of Connecticut. Salisbury, Connecticut, a seemingly calm, pastoral and peaceful community, has a sordid, evil underbelly.
 
 

Eye of Shawenon

by Gary Leveille
North Egremont is a small village with a huge history. The people who have lived here, and the events that took place here, are of regional and national significance. For over 35 years author and historian Gary Leveille has been compiling research and collecting photographs about North Egremont, Prospect Lake, and the Green River Valley. This books offers an eclectic collection of historical sketches about the fascinating subjects he has discovered.
 
 

Vital Records of Great Barrington 1850
by New England Historic Genealogical Society

A facsimile edition photo-reproduced on acid-free paper. Class A archival quality binding.
 
 
A Stockbridge Homecoming
by Penelope S. Duffy

This is a gripping narrative of separation, journey, and reunion, played out against the political and military upheaval of the Communist Revolution and the quiet streets of New England.
 
 

The Berkshire Reader
by Richard Nunley

The Berkshire Reader is an extraordinary literary record inspired by one attractive corner of New England. Because almost every important figure in America’s literary history passed through the Berkshires, this anthology illustrates the connections, affections, prejudices and strong opinions which united and divided our literary lights.
 
 

Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War Trail in Western Massachusetts
by Bernard A. Drew

During the Winter of 1776, in one of the most amazing logistical feats of the Revolutionary War, Henry Knox and his teamsters transported cannons from Fort Ticonderoga through the sparsely populated Berkshires to Boston to help drive British forces from the city. This history documents Knox’s precise route – dubbed the Henry Knox Trail – and chronicles the evolution of an ordinary Indian path into a fur corridor, a settlement trail, and eventually a war road.
 
 
Old Route 7: Along the Berkshire Highway
by Gary T. Leveille

Winding through the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the former Native American footpath known as Route 7 has long been an icon of beauty, vitality, entertainment, change, controversy, and even humor.
 
 

Around Great Barrington (Postcard History Series)
by Gary Leveille

Long before cell phones, Facebook, and e-mail, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage snail-mail snapshots are considered historic treasures, offering insight into our remarkable past. Startling changes have occurred in South Berkshire since the first picture postcards were mailed at the dawn of the 20th century. In Around Great Barrington, rarely seen views of Great Barrington, Housatonic, Van Deusenville, and nearby villages provide a fascinating portal into our past. Residents and visitors will find amazing sights and plenty of surprises inside this book.