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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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Genealogist Alan Horbal to lead class

The Berkshire Athenaeum welcomes back genealogist Alan Horbal who will be leading a 4-week  genealogy workshop on finding your ancestors using the 1900 through 1940 census, along with other helpful immigration websites.  Classes are offered as a 4-part series, scheduled … 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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Tribute to St Luke’s Nursing School & its graduates: Library Display for October

We are proud to host a display honoring graduates of St Luke’s Nursing School, anticipating its 100th anniversary in just a few years.  Lucille Horton, Class of ’52, created uniforms, modeled by 15-inch dolls, complete with accompanying caps accurate for … Continue reading

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Saturday, January 24, 1 pm: Local Author Carole Owens presents program

Carole Owens, author of the sumptuous Berkshire Cottages, presents the glories of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Stories of a star-studded society that included John D. Rockefeller, Edwin H. Lincoln, Herman Melville and Wild Bill Hickok come to life in this history of … Continue reading

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