Tag Archives: Herman Melville

Literary Lecture Series: July Tuesdays on the Terrace

On each of the first four Tuesdays in July, The Mastheads will host a literary lecture on the  outdoor terrace of the Berkshire Athenaeum. For our first lecture,Tuesday, July 3, at 6 pm, Professor Meredith McGill of Rutgers University will discuss the work … 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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We’re on the Melville Trail!

Library patron Galen Milewski views the Athenaeum’s recently installed Melville Trail  Plaque, honoring our Melville Room, which houses the largest collection of Melville family personal memorabilia in the world. The intent of the Melville Trail is to deepen the public’s … Continue reading

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Have you always wanted to write a book? Here’s your chance! Friday, October 5, 5 – 7 pm

Celebrate Herman Melville and his short story Bartleby the Scrivener by participating in the creation of the Call Me Melville edition of the book. The fun begins at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, located at 28 Renne Avenue, on … Continue reading

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To 1862 and back again…

It was an engaged crowd that traveled back to 1862 last night as the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum offered a multifaceted Call Me Melville program.  Led by the musicians of Wintergreen the audience sang  songs of  the Underground Railroad, … Continue reading

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Time Travel: Tonight at 7 pm: Join us!

Travel back in time to 1862 as the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum participate in Call Me Melville with music, poetry and history:  Folk trio Wintergreen plays Songs from the Civil War and Underground Railroad. Bernard Drew recounts the history … Continue reading

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Berkshire Eagle covers upcoming Melville Celebration

Did you see the great article in Sunday’s Eagle about the  Melville Celebration? Next Saturday, February 27, join us for all or any part of the day’s events: 10 a.m. Melville Scholar and MIT professor Wyn Kelley reprises a reading of … Continue reading

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