They Mobbed The Joint! OLLI Tour of Berkshire Downs & Lunch

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 136 Richmond Road, Hancock, MA
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 They Mobbed The Joint!

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019   

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Did Frank Sinatra invest in a Hancock racetrack for a New England mob boss? That’s what the U.S. House Select Committee on Crime wanted to know in July 1972 when it called Sinatra to testify about his $55,000 investment in a half-mile horse racing track just outside of Pittsfield. We’ll visit the former race track and hear the story of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s adventures. The site, now a Morgan horse breeding farm and riding stable, will also give us some demonstrations.

Tour, talk & OLLI CHEFS serve lunch!

This is farmland so walking from barn to barn may be challenging. Wear sturdy shoes. Driving directions will be sent a few days prior to the event.

OLLI members with a unique email address on file with us may register for events and classes online.  Click here for instructions.  You may also register by telephoning the OLLI Office at 413 236 2190, or by printing the registration form and mailing it in. Refunds only available if space filled from a waiting list.  

Thank you to OLLI's Special Events Committee for organizing this and so many other great OLLI events! Questions? Contact Special Event Committee Chair Arline Breskin at 413.243.3640 or 413.446.4102


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