I can’t be the only person who thinks this sounds like a ton of fun, right? If anyone is interested in going, comment here or email me and I’ll coordinate rides.

Volunteers Needed!

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Please join us for a Volunteer Clean Up Day at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA on Saturday, May 21st , 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (rain date Sunday, May 22nd).

Space is limited so please register early!  Click here to RSVP today.

Projects include gardening, light landscaping, cleaning and repairs to the French-designed outdoor space called the “Circle” and the Woodlands Walks. Volunteers should be willing to work, able-bodied and over 18 years of age. Tools and gloves provided.

Volunteer Day is free, and volunteers will be treated to a tour of the property, lunch and a thank you reception on the Studio Piazza.  Volunteer Day is sponsored by Chesterwood and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast Office.

Chesterwood, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Historic Landmark located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). Best known as the sculptor of the Minute Man in Concord, MA, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, French lived and worked at Chesterwood nearly every summer for over thirty years. Chesterwood is the home of one of the largest collections of works by a single American sculptor.  For more information, please visit www.Chesterwood.org or call us at 413.298.3579 ext. 25210.


Volunteers should come dressed to work outside and prepared for the weather on May 21st.  Proper clothing to prevent sun and tick exposure is recommended.  Sturdy footwear is encouraged.


Volunteers interested in coming and staying in the Stockbridge area, consider our nearest National Trust Historic Hotel of America, The Red Lion Inn. Special Chesterwood volunteer discount! Reserve a room at the published rate on Saturday, May 21st, and add Friday or Sunday night for 20% off.  To take advantage of this special offer, please call 413.298.1690 or email reservations@redlioninn.com and ask for the “Volunteer Special.”  For more information on the Inn, visit www.redlioninn.com.

Click here to RSVP