Discover the ins and outs of food, gardens, and sustainable living skills in this new series of workshops and demonstrations. Each session will feature community members teaching a fun and valuable skill to their fellow Berkshire residents. Learner's Labs are included with admission unless otherwise noted. Please call ahead to reserve a seat. 413-443-7171 x360 [...]
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Story Slam and Teen Open Mic: WordXWord Preseason Event featuring Robbie Q Telfer Friday, July 18, 7pm Free and open to the public A fast paced competition hosted by Robbie Q Telfer featuring fantastic short, true stories based on the theme, “note to self.” Talented teens bare their souls to get the evening started. Storytellers will [...]
2015 PechaKucha Pittsfield Night Schedule: August 16 @ 7pm Presenters still needed! Contact us with your idea today! [The deadline to register is July 20] PechaKucha Night is a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation [...]
Today's post was written in honor of Women's History Month by Curatorial Assistant Kendra Knisley. The Berkshire Museum’s first director, Laura Bragg, was a pioneer and reformer who believed that museums hold the power to educate and uplift the masses. Through her work Bragg helped develop a new profession for women as museum curators and [...]
Inventing happens when someone sees a need and tries to find a way to solve it. In this post, Spark!Lab Host Hannah Sherman introduces us to two inventors from the 19th Century whose creations have continued to be useful into the 21st century. What items are necessities in your life? Below are two African American [...]
by Craig Langlois, Education and Public Program Manager and co-designer of If/Then Stop and think of the first time you remember visiting a museum. Where were you? What did you see? What did you smell? What did you feel? My earliest museum memory was when I was three years old and visiting a small natural [...]
With the Spark!Lab, our WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM program, science-based after-school programs, summer camps and more our Education and Interpretation team has worked hard to create a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) opportunities for area children. In this post, Director of Interpretation Maria Mingalone discusses why access to quality STEM opportunities, starting at [...]
Today's post is by Kate Rosenblatt, Berkshire Museum Shop Manager. “How does it look to you, I ask?” “How does it look to you, she replies?” My colleague in the museum shop and I say these simple phrases to one another countless times every week and we always laugh. (We laugh a lot here which [...]
Today's post comes from Laurie M. Werner, Director of Advancement for the Berkshire Museum. Laurie has nearly 20 years’ experience in management and development for nonprofit cultural institutions, and holds a Ph. D. in Economics. This past year, the Berkshire Museum has been participating in the “Arts Matter” and “Create the Vote” initiatives of MASSCreative, the nonpartisan statewide [...]
In October 2014, Uncle Beazley and four other models from the same collection, the Triceratops model that had long been a favorite of young visitors to the Berkshire Museum, moved to the Berkshire Athenaeum. On the evening of April 18, 1968, an estimated 32 million people tuned in to watch The Enormous Egg, a television adaptation of Oliver [...]