Beth Carlson photo

Beth Carlson

SHEFFIELD — Beth Carlson has been chosen as the new president of Dewey Hall, a 19th-century historic stone building on Sheffield’s Village Green that hosts concerts, programs and private events.

Carlson has been a member of the Dewey Hall board of directors for three years and is a founding board member of the Clinton Church Restoration Project. 

At a recent board meeting, Wenonah Webster was named as vice president, Lynne Jablonski as treasurer, and Ken Terry as secretary.

Webster heads Webster Landscapes in Sheffield. Jablonski, a former Dewey Hall president, is clinical director at Stanton Home in Great Barrington. Terry is a freelance health care writer and the author of two books on the subject.

The board also officially has hired Maggie McRae as hall manager.

The hall raised over $30,000 during its winter fund drive, has received several small cultural grants from local towns and is applying for others.