Museums, Galleries & Libraries of Interest
2010 | 2011 Programs & Exhibits in Berkshire County, MA
IN THE WHEEL: One View, watercolor © Lisa Stohr | Downtown Pittsfield, Last 3rd Thursday Event of 2010 |
ZipStohr Comedy Presents... | God's Work, watercolor © Lisa Stohr | Berkshire Halloween Nightlife |
Rakish Paddy / Downtown 3rd Thursday | Berkshires Own: Misty Blues Band |
Berkshire County Holocaust Memorial | Advertise in the WHEEL, $10 for 30 days. UNBEATABLE.
Berkshire Athenaeum - One Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA 413/499-9480 - Pittsfield's Public Library offers CMARS system, internet/computer use and free wifi. Provides free or reduced general admission to museums and other places of interest in Berkshire County!
Berkshire County Holocaust Memorial Monument Park Square, Pittsfield MA - Memorial Monument donated by the people of Berkshire County to commemorate the 11 million people who died in the Holocaust of World War II.
Berkshire Museum 39 South St. Pittsfield, MA 413/ 443-7171 - Unique exhibits, galleries, and attractions for all ages. Fine art & sculpture from around the world. Touch tank & aquarium, collection of artifacts from Native American cultures, ancient cultures of Egypt, China, & more. Visit Berkshire Museum Website for Exhibit Schedules.
Chapin Library of Rare Books & Manuscripts - Main St., Williamstown MA 413/597-4200 - William's College Stetson Hall offers 8 amazing library collections exhibits, reading room. Appointment suggested.
Chesterwood Museum 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge MA 413/298-3579 - Berkshire County home, studio & gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (the Lincoln Memorial). Situated on 122 acres. Exhibits, tours, classes.
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards Rt. 295 / 508 Canaan Rd., Richmond, MA 413/698-3301 - 100 year-old farm set on 200 scenic acres in the Berkshires. Stroll about the orchard, or hike, ski or snow shoe the private back country trails. Apple picking, Free wine tasting.
Hancock Shaker Village Route 20 & 41, Pittsfield MA 413/443-0188 - Restored 18th Century Shaker village preserves a simple, peaceful, efficient life-style. Animal farm, tours, galleries, exhibits, hands-on activities. Library, hiking trails, Cafe, Gift Shop. Wonder family day out, activities indoors and out, special programs and exhibits thru out the year.
Public Libraries in the Berkshires
Ramsdell Public Library
Berkshire Athenaeum | Pittsfield Public Library
Herman Mellville's Arrowhead Museum 780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield MA 413/442-1793 - Melville's work (written at & inspired by Arrowead) include Moby-Dick. Museum is open Daily Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day. Hourly Tours & off-season museum tours by appointment.
Naumkeag House and Gardens 5 Prospect Hill Rd., Stockbridge MA 413/298-3239 - Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire “Cottage.” Gracious house, magnificent gardens, and panoramic views. Open daily May to Columbus Day. Allow a minimum of 1 hour for the garden, 2 hours if also taking house tour.
Norman Rockwell Museum Rtes 102 & 183, Stockbridge MA 413-298-4100 - Inspired by the legacy of Norman Rockwell, this museum preserves, studies and communicates with a worldwide audience the life, art and spirit of Norman Rockwell in the field of illustration. Open year 'round. 2010 Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit Schedule
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute 225 South St., Williamstown MA 413/458-2303 - Extraordinary group of works, research & academics programs. World-wide respected art museum, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. Exhibitions, public lectures and Special Events. 2010 Clark Art Institute Museum Exhibit Schedule
Stockbridge Library Historical Room 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 413/298-5501 - Warm and casual literary gatherings, readings, art openings and concerts. A thoroughly modern library (growing collection of DVDs to borrow, computers and WiFi for patron use), the Stockbridge Library is still a quiet place to be with books. Come on in, pick one off the shelf, and sink into a comfortable chair in the Bement Room. Or borrow books from any library in the Western Massachusetts CWMARS system. 2010 Stockbridge Library Events & Exhibits.
Ventfort Hall, the Museum of the Gilded Age 104 Walker St., Lenox MA 413/637-3206 - Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893 (for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J. P. Morgan) on spacious grounds in the heart of Lenox village. The first floor is completely restored and open to the public along with many of the rooms on the second floor. Through lectures, exhibits, theatrical performances and other events, The Museum of the Gilded Age interprets the great changes that occurred in American life, industry, and society during the Nineteenth Century. A fascinating period of American history. Tours, Special Programs & Events. Open year 'round. Ventfort Hall's 2010 Event Schedule
Williamstown House of Local History 1095 Main St., Williamstown MA 413/458-2160 - Collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts from the 1700s to the present day, as well as published works related to Williamstown's town history. Exhibits, Special Programs & Events, Research Center, Children’s Room, Gift Shop. Williamstown House of Local History 2010 Program Schedule