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Berkshire Award

Prompted by its 110-year legacy of keeping and promoting art, history, and natural history coupled with a mission to make inspiring, educational connections among the same, Berkshire Museum has launched The Berkshire Award to honor people who live in the greater Berkshires who have made a contribution to creating, keeping and/or promoting our artistic, historical, and natural heritage.

The Berkshire Award celebrates people such as artists, writers, journalists, musicians, performers, historians, naturalists, scholars, preservationists and/or those who have advanced and/or supported the arts, historic preservation, environmental conservation, etc., whose contributions are deemed significant. Designed to recognize doers as well as supporters, The Berkshire Award will honor those who have quietly made such contributions without much recognition, as well as those who are well known throughout the community.

Please join us on March 15, 2013 for a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the award presentation and a light dinner and music to honor the following awardees:

The Crane Family
Berkshire County Philanthropists
and Founders of the Berkshire Museum

Sandra Newman
Founder, Community Access to the Arts (CATA)

Thom Smith
Naturalist, Teacher, Writer, and Former Berkshire Museum
Natural Science Curator

Click this link to learn more about our awardees.

Stewards, $2,500

  • 10 tickets with reserved premium seating in the Theatre for the Award presentation
  • Reserved table for dinner reception (will not be seated dinner)
  • Acknowledgement in program and during the Award presentation
  • A framed photo of you, yours guests, and the three honorees

Overseers, $1,000

  • 8 tickets with reserved preferred seating in the Theatre for the Award presentation
  • Reserved table for dinner reception (will not be seated dinner)
  • Acknowledgement in program and during the Award presentation

Keepers, $250

  • 2 tickets with reserved preferred seating in the Theatre for the Award presentation
  • Acknowledgement in program, and during the Award presentation

Individual Tickets, $75

  • 1 ticket for award presentation and dinner

If you cannot attend but want to honor one of our awardees, you will be given the option to do it monetarily through our donation process.

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Supported in part through the generosity of

Steward Sponsor:

Berkshire Bank  BHS

Overseer Sponsors:

Dion Money Management   Hill EngineersUP logo  

Nancy Edman Feldman and Mike Chefetz

Jen and Bill Hines

Stacey Gillis Weber and Jeffrey Weber