Explore Berkshire Museum’s diverse collection one object at a time with host Craig Langlois in our new What’s in the Basement? podcast.
Lion Fish in the Grotto is a pointillist gouache painting on paper by artist Nancy Graves (1939-1995) composed of red, orange, and blue dots that form the striped bodies, spiky fins, and venomous rays of five lion fish on a stark white background. In this episode we explore pointillism, the [...]
Why does the Berkshire Museum collection contain a screw from a cheese press? Because it was used to make a historic block of cheese! In this episode, discover the story behind the great 1802 Cheshire Cheese with our special guest host. Theme music by Phil Vivori. TRANSCRIPT Craig [...]
In the early twentieth century, Old Bill the moose roamed free in the town of Lee, Massachusetts. Today, Old Bill hangs in Berkshire Museum's galleries as a natural science specimen. Discover his story in this episode of What's in the Basement? Theme music by Phil Vivori.
Berkshire Museum's resident mummy, Pahat, has been in the collection since the Museum's founding in 1903. In this episode we take a closer look at Pahat's life, the cultural norms surrounding death in ancient Egypt, and the importance of preserving memories in our own society. Theme music by Phil Vivori.
In today's Digital Discovery, Early Childhood Education Specialist Liz teaches us about Matthew Henson's journey to the North Pole and recommends the book I, Matthew Henson by Carole Boston Weatherford.
Have you ever seen something so silly as a tortoise wearing a diaper?! Meet Chuck. Chuck is a red footed tortoise who lives in our Aquarium, loves to eat fresh fruit, and...isn't quite potty trained yet. Tune in to learn more! #GetCurious #BerkshireMuseumatHome #DigitalDiscovery