North Adams, Massachusetts Schools Over The Years: Class Pictures, Reunion Information, News Clippings, Memories and More.

Archer Through Haskins School

Houghton Through Notre Dame School

Notre Dame 8th Grade Class Reunion1946-1996

Memories/ Stories, Clippings & Pictures

Women and Men in the Military

High School Yearbooks and Other School Pictures

Sports and Related Pictures

Drury High School 1947 Yearbook

Drury High School 1954 Yearbook

High School Reunion Pictures

Classmates E-Mail Addresses

Graduation Exercises

Mount Greylock Hike 1947-State Teachers

North Adams State Teachers College Alumni 1951

Album of Pictures of the CCC at Mt. Greylock

The Plastron and Carapace at Woolworth's Store in North Adams

Old Postcards of North Adams

North Adams Historical Society

The North Adams Public Library

Anthony Talarico's Web Page, North Adams

RUDE CIDER (Interview)

Northern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Other North Adams Links

Postcards of Jacobs Ladder Trail,Route 20,MA

Chester, MA High School Web Page

Berkshire County Gen-Web(Genealogy)

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North Adams Schools and Related Events Over The Years: An Unofficial Web Site. North Adams is in Berkshire County.



This page started as a page for the last reunion of the 1947 Drury class...but now has evolved into an archives of sorts for North Adams Schools for grade school pictures,high school yearbooks,reunion pictures,graduation exercises, news clippings,and school memories. Please send me any news,pictures or whatever you would like to see posted here!
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Shirley Ann Phelps Bruso, Passed away on January 23rd 2008 in Puyallup Washington. Shirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Proceeded in death by her husband Walter Edward Bruso, sisters Nancy Eva Phelps Hunt, Ruth Jean Phelps Gardzina, Brother, Clifton Homer Phelps and parents Clifton Homer Phelps Sr. and Ruth Arnott Hyde. Her children Susan Ruth Bruso Campbell (Ken Campbell), Wayne Peter Bruso, Walter Edward Bruso Jr., Mary Ellen Bruso Aguayo (Emilio Aguayo), James Alan Bruso, and grand children: David Campbell, Brian Campbell (Heather R), Jason Campbell, Erlinda Aguayo Siwulec (Chris Siwulec), Chacoy Aguayo, Emilio Jr. Aguayo, Joseph Aguayo, Anthony, Savannah, Dawn, Christopher, Todd Valentine (Brionne) and great grand children Tyler Campbell, Braden Campbell, Tyse Aguayo, Latisha, Esperansa, Isabel, Emma, Lorena, Carson Siwulec, Cameron Abby Siwulec, Orion Valentine survive her. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Shirley will be missed by all that know her, she was the kind of person that would do anything for her friends and family and is an inspiration/role model for many people. Shirley was an avid genealogist a hobby that she loved to do. Shirley was also an avid Webmaster logging many hours on the computer often times in the wee hours of the morning working on her pages as she called them, sharing her knowledge, photographs, post cards and genealogy information on the web. There are no services planned and the family wishes in lieu of Cards and Flowers for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Shirley's honor.

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  • Fred Provencher in front of the Mohawk Theatre during the 1950's
  • Drury high school 1947 Class in 2005 at Steeples Restaurant, North Adams
  • Pictures...Williams Inn, 2004 by George Class of 1947.

  • Drury High School Band 1925 ?, North Adams ,Massachusetts.
  • Drury High School Band 1925? , North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Postcard- Drury High School Band 1924 , North Adams , Massachusetts
  • The Edison Record! Edison Record Drury High School Band 1924
  • Another View of Edison Record Edison Record Side #2

  • Drury High School Ski Team, 1956 ,North Adams ,Massachusetts
  • Drury High School Track Champs 1956 , North Adams, Massachusetts
  • ** A great place to visit while in North Adams..they have Class Yearbooks! The Historical Society's new Museum is open! They are open Thursday through Sunday 10AM to 4PM. To Telephone call (413)664-4700. For old pictures, membership information , genealogy, and more, check their web site.. The North Adams Historical Society,Inc....... E-Mail......naha@bcn.net
  • 50 Years Ago, North Adams Transcript , North Adams , Massachusetts.
  • DRURY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1954 50th REUNION is JULY 9th and 10th, 2004 !.

  • St Joseph High School Graduation 1956, North Adams , Massachusetts
  • Drury High School 1947 Classmates at Williams Inn, Williamstown, Massachusetts )ctober 2003.
  • Check out your Class Reunion..... from iBerkshires.com
  • Switchboard.com..to find a trlephone number or address.

  • Photographs showing spectacular examples of the recent revitalization of North Adams can be seen on a new website launched by Public Television (PBS), in conjunction with the network's February 25 national broadcast of "Downside UP", the critically acclaimed movie by city native Nancy Kelly. The movie premiered at MASS MoCA last year, and is part of a new series called "Independent Lens." The North Adams photos on the website are the work of Joe Manning, author of "Steeples" and "Disappearing Into North Adams. ! HERE is the wec site with pictures and information about the movie!
  • CROOKED LAKE Menu 1950's...Did you go there after your Senior Prom or any other time? Did you set your car speedometer back before you made the trip?? (Like someone I know)With the help of a friend I have found a web page with a picture and some hitory of the Hotel...or House as it is called. THE CROOKED LAKE HOUSE.  The Hotel is in Averill Park a hamlet of the Town Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, NY and south of Albany, NY.  The Historical Society in Sand Lake sent me an old postcard image of the Hotel....which I have added. POSTCARD of the Hotel and a bit of History from the Sand Lake Historical Society. Another postcard of the Hotel about 1929.
  • A friend gave me a PEEKIN' ZEKE- Here is the web page with information....mine is yellow and sits on my monitor.
  • St Joseph School Play , Tribute to JFK , 1964
  • Mark Hopkins First Day of School, September 1970- Picture by Randy Trabold
  • New York HarborLabor Day Weekend 1985. Great Picture!
  • Class of 1942 50th Reunion Picture
  • "Just in case any of the members of the class of 1942 are interested in getting together let me know at  RBlue148@aol.com   Ron(now known as Rod)."
  • Heart of the New Berkshires (From the Berkshire Eagle)
  • Jean and Larry Girard and Grandson 2002
  • Switchboard.com..to find a trlephone number or address.
  • Elizabeth Winthrop has information on her web page about her new book, "DEAR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, Letters from a Mill Town Girl." She said "It's the story of Emma Bartoletti, a 12 year old North Adams girl who writes FDR during the Great Depression. I think it will be of great interest to young readers in North Adams." To view her web site please check here: ELIZABETH WINTHROP.

  • The Hoosac Tunnel Road , No. Adams , Mass.

  • The Up-Side of Sprague Electric- and North Adams; an article by Priscilla M. Northup from the Asvocate at iBerkshires.com.

  • Photograper Nicholas Whitman and Author Joe Manning have a new book ,  "Art and the Renewal on River Street."  An article from iBERKSHIRES.COM.
  • Drury High School's Web Site

  • C.H.. McCann Technical School, North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Someone has done a Web Site for the Drury Class of 1979! Great ideas!

  • For Drury old Classmates Check out the Reunion section on iBerkshires.com Other schools are listed also.
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (in North Adams)
  • The NAPL Library is collecting local HS yearbooks....they need McCann, St. Joseph and Drury. Researchers (like you-all and I) find them useful! They need to rebuild their collection.
  • The Capital Campaign to raise money for the addition and renovations to the Library is in progress. Please check The North Adams Library to read about their Building Project and Capital Campaign!
  • Have you ever checked out GALLERY 34 ? This is a web page with lots of North Adams pictures and "stuff" about North Adams . They have some really great pictures taken at Ground Zero! Must see!
  • There's an article about Joe in the October Yankee, "The Bard of North Adams".Joe Manning, author of Steeples, announces his new book:(An extraordinary new book!) For information about the book and to order check here DISAPPEARING INTO NORTH ADAMS. To read what the folks who live in North Adams say about their lives check out Steeples: Sketches Of North Adams by Joe Manning.
  • Soutwest Airlines rates North Adams #2 on their list of "Romantic Getaways!"
  • The Flying Garbanzos a Berkshire music group have a new web page, THE FLYING GARBANZOS and have a new CD,Third Friday Contra....Check their web page for information! Read Joe Manning's article from the AsvocThe Flying Garbanzos a Berkshire music group have a new web page, THE FLYING GARBANZOS. Read Joe Manning's article from the Asvocate about this Berkshire group and information about the CD WINDSOR LAKE
  • The Flying Garbanzos have a dance at the St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Summer Street in North Adams on the third Friday each month.
  • Railway Cafe...Music! 59 Summer St., North Adams !
  • The World Premiere of the Film : "Downside Up" by North Adams native Nancy Kelly was held February 7, 2002  8 pm at the Hunter Center, MASS MoCA . From newenglandfilm.com a review about the film.A review of the film by Mark Rondeau from the Advocate 2-13-02.
  • USGS Map Showing New Drury High School
  • Pictures Taken Over The Years! RandyTrabold.com

  • Have you checked out iBERkSHIRES.com with all it's news about North Adams and the Berkshires?
  • Searching for old pictures or postcards of the three identical tenament houses at 52 North Holden Street. Thank you!
  • Picture of the LEDGE! Thank you!
  • HOLIDAY INN in the Berkshires
  • Hotels in North Adams, Massachusetts: Holiday Inn and The Porches Inn.
  • Newspapers in the area are North Adams Transcript and The Berkshire Eagle Also, The Advocate, a weekly, which is available by mail and available to read on-line here iBerkshire.com.
  • Read about the Main Street Stage  located at 57 Main Street in North Adams. Good reputation! Check out their schedule. Find out what help they need!
  • There's an article on CNN.com Against all odds, Mass MoCA thrives
  • The March Smithsonian Magazine has an article about North Adams and MASS MoCA ...For an abstract about this article click here A Unique Home For Cutting Edge Art The link to MASS MoCA is here Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Here is a link Research Guide to North Adams Thank you to the Author.
  • This woman has 3,600 High School and College Yearbooks(or more)! She will do a free search for you!Yearbooks Web Site

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