Sheffield: Author to present history of Knox Trail

Wednesday January 9, 2013

Local historian Bernard Drew, author of "Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War Trail in Western Massachusetts," will present a program on the subject hosted by the Sheffield Historical Society at Dewey Hall.

The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, is free and open to the public. Dewey Hall is located on the Sheffield Town Green on Route 7.

In 1775, during the siege of Boston, Col. Henry Knox was commissioned by George Washington to transport 89 cannon and artillery from captured forts on Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights above Boston to aid the continental Army in the defeat of the British occupying forces.

Drew will speak about Knox’s achievement with regards to the Knox Trail in Berkshire County, particularly as it involves the town of Sheffield.

Information: (413) 229-2694.


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