Local historian and former Searles Castle docent David Rutstein will present "Searles Castle: Before and During Construction 1883-1888" at the Great Barrington Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the John Dewey Academy, Searles Castle, 389 Main St.

Limited tours of the first level will be conducted immediately after the presentation.

Pre-registration is required by March 9. Cost of the program is $15 per person.

Payment may be made on the Historical Society website, www.gbhistory.org under membership/support via PayPal or by mailing a check to: Great Barrington Historical Society, P.O. Box 1106, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

Information: Debbie at (413) 579-1457 or (413) 579-1457.