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Join us for our book launch of Bernard A. Drew’s new work, “Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires”!

The Berkshire Athenaeum on is adding a new book to its collection of works by local authors. History Press and local historian Bernard A. Drew will launch his newest work, Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires: From Herman Melville to Patricia … Continue reading

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Shaker Gift Drawing to be exhibited

The Athenaeum has loaned a rare Shaker Gift Drawing to the New York State Museum in Albany for inclusion in an exhibition entitled The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries. Inscribed “From Holy Mother Wisdom to Betsy Bates” and dated April 11, … Continue reading

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Berkshire County History Titles make Unique 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 Classes return for October & November

In response to continuing interest, we are happy to offer the following FREE Genealogy Classes for Novices. Tuesday, October 28:  10 am-12 noon: Organizing Your Records and Planning Your Research and Introduction to Census Research 1 pm-3 pm:  [Repeat of … Continue reading

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Genealogy Classes return for September & October

The Local History Department announces a new round of Genealogy classes for September & October. A three part workshop for novices will be taught by Janet Rogge, Angela Rifkin and Vera Silva. The workshop series is  scheduled for Thursday, September … Continue reading

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Genealogy Workshop with Alan Horbal offered in January

We are pleased to  welcome back genealogist Alan Horbal to offer  a 4 week genealogy workshop: Finding Your Ancestors: Using the 1900 through 1940 census, along with other helpful immigration websites.  These classes  are free of charge and open to … Continue reading

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Beginners Genealogy Workshop Offered

A genealogy workshop is planned for those with little or no knowledge of genealogy who would like to begin doing their family history. No prerequisites. This two-part series is scheduled for Thursday, April 11, and Thursday, April 18, with two … Continue reading

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