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Historic newspaper database trial extended through May 31!

The Athenaeum Local History Department is offering online access to the Pittsfield Sun, a weekly local paper, on a trial basis in a database that includes full text content from the paper’s inception in 1800 through 1877. This  database allows researchers to … Continue reading

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Genealogy Series Scheduled

The Athenaeum Local History Department is pleased to announce a Beginners Genealogy series to start in late January. Basic Hands-on Genealogy will be led by professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal. Horbal will outline and instruct on methods for researching the … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day Observed

The Athenaeum Local History Department has assembled an exhibit in the case in the Berkshire Authors Room honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, highlighting Pittsfield connections and local news reports. Featured are two young men from Pittsfield who were … Continue reading

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Unusual Reprints Make Unique Holiday Gifts

The Berkshire Athenaeum has displayed various Berkshire County historical books that have been reprinted for use by modern students and researchers.  Many of these volumes had been out of print for decades before being republished by The Berkshire Family History … Continue reading

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Genealogy with Alan Horbal: October classes scheduled

The Athenaeum Local History Department announces a series of Genealogy classes scheduled for October. Basic Hands-on Genealogy with professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal will be offered on Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Topics … Continue reading

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Athenaeum Local History Department offers Genealogy Classes

Athenaeum Local History Department Offers Genealogy Classes The Athenaeum’s Local History Department has scheduled a series called New Beginner’s Genealogy Classes. September 15, 2016 10am-12pm: Organizing your Family Research and Introduction to the Census. Learn suggestions on organizing your family research, … Continue reading

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“THE HEART OF THE SEA” at the Berkshire Athenaeum Explore the Reality!

  Visit the Herman Melville Memorial Room where the world’s largest collection of Melville Family Treasures, Whaling Artifacts and Scrimshaw are always on display. Ron Howard’s new film “In the Heart of the Sea” will open in theaters on December … Continue reading

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