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  • Chesterwood receives $250,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

    Chesterwood receives $250,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

    The Cultural Facilities Fund awarded Chesterwood Museum and Estate $250,000 to undertake a comprehensive restoration of the interior, exterior, and structural supports of Daniel Chester French’s Studio.

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  • Chesterwood

    Chesterwood

    Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973).  Inspired by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills, French purchased the former Marshall Warner […]

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  • Remembering Margaret French Cresson

    Remembering Margaret French Cresson

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we fondly remember Daniel Chester French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973).  Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Peggy, as she was called by her family and friends, spent 77 years on her father’s country estate in Stockbridge.  Thanks to her foresight and generosity, Chesterwood is preserved as a museum and historic site today. Like her father, Peggy was an accomplished sculptor of bronze and marble busts, bronze reliefs, portrait heads and memorial plaques.  She studied under her father and later with Abastenia […]

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4 Williamsville Road (physical address)
PO Box 827 (mailing address)
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone: 413.298.3579
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