The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "The Trustees in the Berkshires - Yesterday and Today."
Brian Cruey, Director for the Southern Berkshires at the Trustees of Reservations, discusses the incredibly rich history in the Berkshires with a wide variety of properties including: conservation lands, recreational sites, historic homes, public gardens and a series of trail networks.
Learn the history of the Trustees in the Berkshires, how the sites have evolved and the new strategies the organization is using to get the next generation outdoors.
"Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit supported by members, friends, and donors and our more than 115 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually."
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.