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Pittsfield Baseball Document

Baseball is the talk of the town! We have seen an increased interest and questions from Pittsfielders surrounding the Berkshire Athenaeum’s “Baseball Document.” The story about this document uncovered by Berkshire Athenaeum goes back nearly 14 years! In April 2004, … Continue reading

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Community Preservation: Your input requested before November 20

  The Community Preservation Committee of the city of Pittsfield has released a public input survey as part of its efforts related to the development of a Community Preservation Plan. The survey is designed to be completed in less than five minutes, with … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Library: Saturday, October 28

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, is proud to host “Halloween at the Library,” a day of spooky-themed events for all ages on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Please join us in the Auditorium starting at 11:00 … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Genealogy Classes offered October-November

The Local History Department of the Berkshire Athenaeum announces a four-part series on beginning genealogy. On Thursday, October 12,  we’ll be learning how to organize and plan  family research, along with reviewing what the census is and how to glean … Continue reading

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Basic Genealogy series offered

We are pleased to announce a Basic Hands-on Genealogy series with Alan Doyle Horbal, professional genealogist, has been scheduled. This evening series, running 5:15 – 7:15 pm, is offered with the needs in mind of those who work during the … Continue reading

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St Joseph High School: Portrait hung

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is proud to have received a portrait of St Joseph High School by local artist Marilyn Larkin. The painting was given to the school in May 2015 by Michael J Nichols (Class of ’65) in memory … Continue reading

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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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