Art, Science, and History

Explore Berkshire Museum’s diverse collection one object at a time with host Craig Langlois in our new What’s in the Basement? podcast.

Latest Episodes:

Episode 5: Lion Fish in the Grotto

April 2nd, 2020|

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 [...]

What’s in the Basement? Episode 3: Old Bill

March 25th, 2020|

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.

What’s in the Basement? Episode 2: The Mummy

March 24th, 2020|

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.

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Latest videos:

Digital Discovery March 24 – Chuck

March 24th, 2020|

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

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