Egremont Historical Commission

early postcard of North Egremont Village Center

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  • Barbara Kalish
  • Francis Nestor
  • Rebecca Turner, Chairwoman

Archives Room

1 Buttonball Lane
South Egremont
Phone: 413-528-1474

Our Archives Room, where our Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) files and genealogical records are kept, is available to the public on the first Saturday of every month, from 9 AM to Noon, or by appointment.


The Egremont Historical Commission (EHC) was established in 1974. It oversees a local history museum and Town Archives Room and performs its civic duties under the Massachusetts Historical Commission. It is located on the second floor of the 1830’s Mt. Everett Academy building, shared with the Egremont Free Library, in the heart of the National Register Historic District of South Egremont Village. Among other responsibilities, the EHC is charged with preserving collections in the Archives Room that encompass historical books, town records and documents, maps, photographic prints, oil paintings, local genealogy records, and other Egremont treasures.

Two Egremont Sites on the National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our country's historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. It was established as part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and is overseen by the National Park Service.

Egremont has two listings, the North Egremont Historic District and the Westover-Bacon-Potts Farm. North Egremont's Historic District is roughly bounded by Shun Toll Rd, Rt. 71, Prospect Lake Rd, and Mill Rd. The Westover-Bacon-Potts Farm is known to most in Egremont as April Hill, the home of Greenagers, on MA Rt, 41 south of the junction with MA Rt. 23. Click here to watch a slideshow tracing April Hill's history from 1744.

Westover Bacon Potts Farm on Historic Registry now April Hill