28 Sep

Throwback Thursday – Pittsfield Curling Club (1897-1903?)

As the Curling Club of the Berkshires prepares for our first Berkshire County curling event, we wanted to find out about earlier Berkshire curlers.

At the Lenox Apple Squeeze, one visitor to our table told us about the Pittsfield Curling Club and shared a picture of the club.

Pittsfield Curling Club in the early 1900s

We found a little information about the club.  The Pittsfield Curling Club was organized on August 3, 1897, and received their charter twenty days later.  The club likely built their curling rink shortly after this in the Morningside area of Pittsfield.  The rink lasted only a few years before General Electric purchased the building around 1903.

If you have any Berkshire curling stories, please share them with us.