Museums, Galleries & Libraries of Interest
2010 | 2011 Programs & Exhibits in Berkshire County, MA

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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.

North Adams Open Studios opens its doors for you to come celebrate a weekend of art with over 100 artists exhibiting their work. Open Studios takes place on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th 2010 from 10 am to 6 pm.

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

Becket Athenaeum
3367 Main Street, Becket, MA 413/623-5483

Ramsdell Public Library
1087 Main Street, Housatonic, MA 413/274-3738

Lenox Library
18 Main Street, Lenox MA 413/ 637-0197

Mason Library
231 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 413/528-2403

Stockbridge Library
46 Main Street, Stockbridge, 413/298-5501

Berkshire Athenaeum | Pittsfield Public Library
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 413/499-9480

Sheffield Library
48 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 413/229-7004

Visit Our Berkshire County Libraries & Athenaeums and check out the wonderful programs and events scheduled!

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.

Mass MoCA 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 413/ MoCA.111 - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Galleries, Kidspace & Tours - open daily. 2010 Mass MOCA Museum Exhibit Schedule.

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