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Educator Emma with Chuck the Tortoise

Meet Chuck

Have you ever heard someone mention “Chuck” at the Museum and not known who in the world they were referring to? Well, let us bring you in on the secret! Having lived somewhere between 65-75 years, we think that Chuck is the oldest member of our living collection (which is comprised of all the fish, […]

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Protecting Endangered Turtles at the Aquarium

Joo Young is an intern from Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, working in the aquarium by helping us to spread the word about all of the cool projects that people might not otherwise know about. Today she brings us some information on a special guest critter we are currently caring for: The Berkshire Museum Aquarium […]

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Behind the Scenes for the Berkshire Award

As part of Berkshire Museum’s 110th anniversary celebration, we have launched The Berkshire Award as a way to honor those who live in the greater Berkshires who have made a contribution to creating, keeping, and/or promoting our artistic, historical, and natural heritage. Many people were nominated by community members and leaders, and rising to the […]

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Berkshire Award

For Berkshire Museum’s 110th anniversary celebration, we have launched The Berkshire Award as a way 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. Many people were nominated by community members and leaders, and rising to the top as […]

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BerkED Blog: BioBlitz 2012

Posted by Natural Science Educator, Emma Kerr A few weeks ago when I asked the students of Egremont Elementary School’s fifth grade class if they were scientists, only a few students tentatively raised their hands. I was at the school that day to kick off the Living Landscapes program, an interactive natural science curriculum by […]

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A Brief History of Aviation Flies Into Berkshire Museum

Okay, maybe not “flies” — they certainly didn’t get here on their own. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of our staff helping artist David Henderson bring these huge installation pieces into Berkshire Museum. To see how all the pieces fit together, come to the free artist reception this Saturday, March 10, from 5 p.m. to […]

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Winter Animation Camp

We had so much fun showing these young children the art of animation that we had a special screening just to show off the short animated films they made during February vacation week. In addition to the youtube video of one of the animations are pictures of the young filmmakers, and of the small group […]

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Doris & Isabella: Thursday, February 9, 2012

Isabella: Today we read magazines and collected articles, pictures, and advertisements about the Berkshire Museum and other museums. We want to compare our information to the information of others so we can improve our way of delivering news to the public. The process was tiring because we had to read 20 magazines! But it was […]

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Doris & Isabella: Thursday, February 2, 2012

Isabella: During our marketing week, we usually do a lot of work related to documents. We read over newspapers and find out articles about the Museum, and organize them into files in time order. Since we have a new Facebook page this year and are getting into writing this blog, we will also take pictures […]

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Taking Flight: Opening Day Celebration

Berkshire Museum presents its new exhibit, Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds, on view January 21 to June 17, 2012. Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds centers on John James Audubon and his passion for birds, which drove him to create The Birds of America, a revolutionary work of science and […]

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