Lenox 250th Kick Off Fundraiser – November 5, 2016

lglenoxclubSave 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 DVD – 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)



1967 Re-enactment
1967 Re-enactment

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


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



Hurrying to the Original Dedication - 1890's
Hurrying to the Original Dedication – 1892

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



Re-Dedication 1967
Re-Dedication 1967








65 Main St., Lenox Academy - c. 1802
65 Main St., Lenox Academy – c. 1802

Village Walking Tour 1 – June 17, 2017, 11AM to 12:30 PM, Meet at Academy Building, 65 Main




civil-war-re-enactment-36-union-soldiers-6583187Civil War Re-Enactment, July 14 & 15, 2017 – Lilac Park







Liston_00007Lenox Dale Walking Tour, August 12, 9AM-12:30 PM





gn_iii_00070Lenox Historical Society/Lenox Garden Club – Flower Show – August 18-August 20, 2017




Osceola - 1889
Osceola – 1889

Village Walking Tour 2 – Cliffwood, Yokun September 16, 11AM-12:30PM, Meet at Academy Building, 65 Main



Lenox 250th Parade! October 7, 2017 — Float Applications Due Sept. 23, 2017

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  • Parade Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM
  • Rain Date: Sunday, October 8
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2016
  • Theme: Lenox Throughout The Years

Preliminary Plans:

The parade will consist of floats, fire trucks, ambulance vehicles, police vehicles, antique cars & trucks, high school bands, other bands, horse wagons and carriages, organizations, VFW, etc.

The parade will merge at Triangle Park with everything entering from the Lenox Highway Department, Church-on-the-Hill, Greenwood Street, St. Ann Avenue, Franklin Street and Cliffwood Street.

Public viewing of the Parade will be from Triangle Park on Main Street to the main entrance to Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street, on both sides of the road. We hope to have a Viewing Stand in front of the Adams Community Bank for the judges to rate the floats in front of Lenox Fire Department and Town Hall.

The Parade will finish at the entrance to Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street. We plan to have speeches, food vendors, activities for children, and more.

Street closings:

  • Main Street at Town Garage to the Monument
  • Walker Street to 20 Kemble Street ending at Shakespeare & Co.’s main entrance
  • Cliffwood Street from Yokun Street
  • Greenwood Street
  • St Ann Avenue
  • Housatonic Street to Church Street and Franklin Street

Parade Entry Applications can be picked up at the Town Hall, the Library, or downloaded from our website at Lenox 250 Parade Float Application AAApril Final

Parade Committee

Charles Flint, Chairman – 637-1634 –

Dave Roche, Lenox Selectman –

Dan Clifford, Fire Chief –

John McNinch, Old Heritage House Tavern –

Chief Steve O’Brien, Lenox Police Chief –

Christopher J. Ketchen, Town Manager –

Olga Weis, 250th Chair –