By Andy McKeever
04:00PM / Friday, January 04, 2013
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Berkshire Scenic Railway now has full control over the Stockbridge Station and will turn it into a satellite museum.
The station is owned by High Meadow Foundation, established by Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick, and used to be the end of the line for scenic rides from Lenox.
The empty station was shared between the foundation and the Berkshire Scenic Railway and the museum hosted some events there.
On Friday, the museum officials announced they had signed a lease with the foundation that puts the historic station under their full control. The museum is looking to staff it during the summer, install Stockbridge-specific exhibits and host even more events — such as historic fire equipment shows and classic car shows.
“It’s going to allow us to do so much more as a museum,” Pamela Green, the museum’s events manager and attorney, said Friday afternoon. “It adds a secondary location for the museum … we’re going to put in some new exhibits and open it during the season.”