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Historic Restoration in Photos


March 16, 2022

A Little History Saint James Episcopal Church in Great Barrington was built in 1857. It’s a significant and early example of 19th century Gothic Revival architecture in Western Massachusetts, constructed of locally quarried blue dolomite limestone with a central tower, pointed arch windows, and exquisite stained glass. It was a long path to become the […]

Dynamic Late Winter and Spring Performances at Saint James Place!


February 9, 2022

Come to Saint James Place in Great Barrington for dynamic late winter and spring performances! We have six concerts and events before summer blooms. We are thrilled to welcome back several of our arts partners, including Close Encounters With Music, Clarion Concerts, Berkshire Opera Festival, Berkshire Bach Ensemble, and Olga Dunn Dance Company. Concerts and […]

Why Did Sally Harris Save Saint James Place?


January 12, 2022

Our own Sally Harris, co-founder and president of Saint James Place, was interviewed by the Berkshire Eagle for their Executive Spotlight. The focus of the article is on the historic preservation of this landmark building. So, why did Sally Harris save Saint James Place? Read the full article here. Read on for a quick synopsis! […]

Upstairs at Saint James Place with Great Barrington Public Theater


November 3, 2021

We recently chatted with Jim Frangione of Great Barrington Public Theater.  Jim is the founder of this new and exciting theater company, which has its administrative office on the second floor here at Saint James Place. (Read about Great Barrington Public Theater’s upcoming reading: “Walking Evil–How Man’s Best Friend Became Man’s Worst Enemy” on November 28.) […]

How Will Weddings Look in 2022?


October 28, 2021

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic and we still have to adjust our lives to accommodate this altered reality. Socializing, traveling, eating out, shopping, movies, dropping the kids at school: all our habits and rituals have been transformed. And no ritual has been more affected than weddings. Even now, every detail of the wedding has […]

Festival Latino of the Berkshires Celebrates 25 Years


September 13, 2021

Saint James Place hosts Festival Latino of the Berkshires on Saturday, September 25th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. The festivities will take please here and at the Great Barrington Town Hall. The festival will celebrate 25 years in the Berkshires! Liliana Ortiz- Bermudez, one of the founders, took a moment to answer a few questions for […]

Secret Scenic Walks and Hikes in and around Great Barrington


September 1, 2021

Did you know that approximately 69% of the town of Great Barrington is forested? Another 10% is farm land and pasture. And we all know about our Berkshire Mountains. No wonder there are so many gorgeous spots to appreciate the beauty of nature in and around our small town. Check out some of these walking trails […]

A Perfect Summer Wedding in the Berkshires


August 10, 2021

Saint James Place in Great Barrington was the site of a truly beautiful sunny-summer wedding ceremony.  Victoria and Dan chose Saint James Place for their wedding after the first visit. They fell in love with the stunning stained glass and elegance of Saint James Place and found it the perfect location for their summer wedding in the Berkshires. […]

Restored Sedilia are Part of Our History


June 18, 2021

History surrounds us here at Saint James Place. The newest old elements at our arts and culture center are two restored sedilia. They’re gorgeous! What ARE sedilia, you may ask? (We have two seats, so to be correct in Latin we should write sedile…but we’re going to stick with sedilia for this post, if you […]

Sustainable Wedding Ideas for in the Berkshires and Beyond


May 5, 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything here in the Berkshires, it’s that the traditions we hold dear are strong, resilient, and adaptable. Who knew a micro wedding could rival the most elaborate gala in beauty, elegance, and joy? As we have been forced to adapt to changes in traditions that we once viewed as […]