Proposals sought for exhibits

Sunday, January 25
The Sheffield Historical Society is accepting exhibit proposals for its 2009-10 exhibition season in the Gallery at the Old Stone Store.

The Society is also seeking a postal history scholar or someone who has the time or interest to devote to researching correspondence — possibly expanded to include diaries and journals — in our archives. The end product of your efforts and discoveries would be an exhibit on the postal history of Berkshire County.

This is an excellent opportunity for area artists and artisans looking to gain local exposure or expand their artist resume; for a collector to gain notoriety by showcasing his or her collection to the community; or for an historian or student of history or museum studies to participate in the research and curation of an exhibit.

Recent past exhibits have included: "Sheffield: Through the Lens of Carrie Smith Lorraine (1868-1935)"; "American Antique Wicker; Fire & Light in the American Home, 1660-1880"; and "A Serious Look at the Funnies: A History of the Comic strip; Red, White & Blue."

The only requisite is that the subject of the exhibit should in some way agree with the Historical Society's mission, which seeks to promote a wider understanding of the people and events that preceded us in this area, and to preserve and transmit that heritage to current and future generations.

Contact the Sheffield Historical Society at (413) 229-2694 or


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