Naumkeag at Night (July 17, 2014)

Limbshakers Jazz Band returns to Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA on Thursday, July 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM for the “Naumkeag at Night” series. $10/person. Cash bar available. Your attendance will support our music and the Trustees of Reservations’ noble efforts to restore the property and gardens and raise awareness of an important page of local history.

Allen Livermore, saxophone, clarinet and vocals

Dan Broad, upright bass and vocals

Pete Adams, pedal steel guitar

Here’s some information about Naumkeag (

This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates.

With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates’s daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Don’t miss the self-guided audio tour of the Naumkeag gardens, including the Blue Steps, a series of deep blue fountain pools, flanked by four flights of stairs and a grove of white birches. Walk through the equally beautiful Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden to encounter the playful, inventive spirit of Miss Choate and Mr. Steele.



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