Laurel Hill Association of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, founded in 1853, is the oldest existing village improvement society in the United States. The organization's purpose is to do “such things as shall serve to improve the quality of life and of the environment in the town of Stockbridge.” Activities include maintaining Association properties, planting trees and flowers, and cooperating with the town and other organizations for community welfare.
Lois and Denis Melican, of The American Chestnut Foundation for MA and RI, will be the guest speakers at the Laurel Hill Association's Annual Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, January 31, at 7:00 pm in the Stockbridge Library's Bement Room.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service has featured Laurel Hill Park, the signature property of Laurel Hill Association, in a thoughtful piece entitled, "Laurel Hill Park in the Main Street Historic District of Stockbridge".
The Laurel Hill Association and Stockbridge Land Trust have selected 10 winning photos and several honorable mentions in our second annual photo contest. Sets of notecards, featuring the winning photos, will be available for sale in several local shops. All proceeds will benefit the two organizations.