WILLIAMSTOWN -- A tour of buildings in the town's residential core will be offered on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. The rain date is May 18.
The biennial event is sponsored by the Williamstown Historical Museum. This year's tour focuses on Southworth and Moorland streets.
In addition to an apartment in the former school, tours of the interiors of six other residences: the Devaux and Holden houses on Southworth Street and the Sanford/ Lieberman, Hamilton/Casey, Kellogg/ Wright and Sherman/Hogan houses on Moorland Street will be available. Visitors will receive pamphlets containing details about each residence and docents will be available to answer questions.
Tickets cost $25 and will be available from a kiosk at the Southworth School building, at the Williams residence at the southeastern corner of Southworth and Main streets, at the Williamstown Historical Museum, and from David Larabee, who will be driving a horse-drawn cart for rides during the tour.
Tickets also may be obtained at the Williams Inn, Where'd You Get That, Goff's Sports, Wild Oats market and the Williamstown Historical Museum in advance of the event.
Proceeds of the tour will benefit the museum.
Parking is available in the Southworth School lot and the Williams College lot near the south end of Southworth Street.
The museum was founded in 1941 and is in the Milne Public Library. The museum conserves and protects historic items related to Williamstown's past.
The WHM has more than 200 contributing members. It is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment arranged by calling (413) 458-2160.
Additional information is available on the museum's website www.williamstownhistory.com.