VISIT THE CLARK MUSEUM
AND WILLIAMS COLLEGE LIBRARY
Join the Friends of the SCPL on Wednesday, September 27th as we travel to the Berkshires to explore Williamstown, Massachusetts, including the famed Clark Museum! The cost of the trip is $65 for Friends members and $75 for non-members. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am from the Home Depot parking lot on Watt Street (furthest area from Home Depot Store, look for bus).
Our first stop will be the Chapin Library on the beautiful Williams College Campus. Located within the Sawyer Library, the Chapin is one of the foremost collegiate rare book and manuscript libraries in the country. One of the Chapin librarians will be giving us a history and overview of the library and then we will have a chance to browse their collection. They are well known for their collection of Founding Documents including a rare Broadside Declaration of Independence that pre-dates the copy in the National Archives. We will also see a special exhibit of rare books and documents related to Frank Lloyd Wright in celebration of his 150th birthday.
Next, we will head to the Clark Art Institute, which houses one of the foremost impressionist collections in the country. The Clark was completely renovated in 2014 including lovely walking trails. We will start with a docent led “Gallery Talk”focusing on highlights of the museum. Following the tour, we will enjoy a box lunch at the museum followed by plenty of time for you to explore the museum and grounds on your own.
You will have a choice of one of the following boxed lunches; please indicate your choice on registration form.
- Turkey and Cheese – Berleburg cheese, pickled onion, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, herb aioli.
- Ham and Cheese – fresh baked croissant, Cabot cheddar, honey mustard sauce
- Grilled vegetable wrap – tomato, onions, zucchini, cranberry goat cheese, lettuce
All lunches include chips, a piece of fruit, fresh baked cookie and bottled water.
The price of the trip includes: transportation, admissions, lunch and driver gratuity.
Refunds can only be offered if we can fill your seat. Because the cost of the lunch is non-refundable, refunds (if any) will be pro-rated. Thank you for your understanding.
Register soon – this trip is sure to be popular. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM