Category Archives: local history department

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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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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