AUGUST 2018: Art and Ella Rosenburg were pillars in the Williamstown community for many years. In the late 1920s, the Rosenburgs worked at Hopkins Forest as caretakers. In 1933, they bought the property that is now the WRLF’s Sheep Hill and ran a dairy herd for over 50 years. Their story is representative of New England farm life in the early- to mid-20th century. In addition to farming, the Rosenburgs leased the land in winter to the Williams Outing Club for downhill skiing, from 1933 to 1960.
The Rosenburgs’ tenure at Sheep Hill will be featured with WRLF’s new exhibit in the Dietze Interpretive Center, including photographs, oral history tapes and video on a new touch screen monitor. Ski equipment from the time period will be on display, along with a new interpretive panel, detailing the history of Sheep Hill as a ski mountain.
This exhibit was made possible with the helpful contributions of Henry Art, Donna Manley, Leslie Reed-Evans, the Williams Community Chest, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Williamstown Grange, and others.
We hope you will join us for the opening of this exhibit in October 2018!