Lenox History – Celebrating 250 Years

In 2017 Lenox will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding – March 5, 1767.   Watch this page for updates on events during the year-long celebration.

Lenox 250th Kick Off Fundraiser – November 5, 2016


Save the Date:  Kick Off Fundraiser Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:00 to 10:30 PM, The Lenox Club, 111 Yokun Ave.

The Cocktail party fundraiser will feature live music and a silent auction.  The best of Lenox shops, artisans, and restaurants will participate.  Tickets are $75.  Proceeds will go to funding 250th Anniversary events.

Lenox Oral History – To Be Released February 11, 2017

Lenox Library (Free) Lecture Series – Lenox at 250

1839 Print of Lenox
1839 Print of Lenox

Session 1 – February 19, 2017, 4 PM – Lenox 1767-1880, Panel Discussion – Charles Flint, Lucy Kennedy, Carole Owens, Bernard Drew (Early History, Shiretown Era, Mid 19th Century)

How Many "Cottages" Can You Identify?
How Many “Cottages” Can You Identify?

Session 2 – March 19, 2017, 4PM – Lenox 1880-2016 – Cornelia Gilder, Richard Jackson, David Roche, Olga Weiss (Gilded Age, Music Inn)




March 5, 2017 – Sunday – Celebration of First Proprietor’s Meeting





Construction Workers at Shadow Brook-Photo in Lenox History Book
Construction Workers at Shadow Brook-Photo in Lenox History Book
Bicentennial 1967

May 4, 2017 – Town Meeting Lenox History Books and Oral History DVD Available for Purchase

Hurrying to the Original Dedication in 1892



May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day – Re-dedication of Paterson Egleston










See More Here – and Check Back Regularly for Updates

Join the Parade! – October 7, 2017 at 11, “Lenox Throughout the Years.”

Participate in the Parade!  Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 4.32.00 PMApplications due by September 23, 2017

Lenox 250 Parade Float Application AAApril Final

Lenox 250 Parade Announcement AAA Final

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Contact: lenoxhistory@gmail.com

Sponsored by:

Lenox Historical Commission, Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox, MA 01240

Lenox Historical Society (Academy Building, 65 Main St., Lenox, MA; open to the public 11-3 Thursday-Saturday)