New Interpretive Trail Installed at Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington

Professors Robert Paynter, anthropology (right), and David Glassberg, history, with a new display at the Du Bois Homesite.

Seven new wayside exhibits were installed last week at the campus’ W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington.

The multi-year effort to create an interpretive trail at the homesite was supported by the 1772 Foundation, the Bermil Foundation, Michael Singer Studio, the Jackson Design Group, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the UMass President’s Office, Physical Plant, Chancellor’s Office, Provost’s Office, vice chancellor for Research and Engagement, the Libraries’ W.E.B. Du Bois Center, the colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences, history and anthropology departments, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies.