May 25, 2013
“Home” in the Berkshires
This summer the Berkshire Historical Society will offer a variety of exhibits in celebration of the Berkshires as “Home.” Ranging in time from 1863 to the early 20th century, the exhibits will explore the themes of place, leave-taking and home coming.
The summer of 1863 was a time of unwelcome change for Herman Melville and his family. Having failed as a writer and unable to support his family, he swapped his beloved “old farmhouse” for a townhouse in New York in order to look forread more
May 22nd – October 31st, 2013
Edwin Hale Lincoln left his family home in Yarmouth, Massachusetts at the age of 14 to become a drummer boy for the Union Army. As an adullt, he more
Melville’s connection to places in Berkshire County
“Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield
Join us from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013 to celebrate the opening of an important Historical Society exhibit. Edwin Hale Lincoln was a photographer whose works in Berkshire County included Gilded Age homes of the wealthy, Pittsfield streetscapes and abundant images of nature. His book on the wildflowers of New England took decades to complete. In Home City, curator Alfred De Maio has chosen streetscapes and natural scenes of Pittsfield to reflect on both Lincoln’s skill and his eye for beauty.
Louis Armstrong at Arrowhead
Thursday May 23, 2013, Join David Neill and Dixieland Stomp as they present “The Life, Times and Music of Louie Armstrong”, a concert and lecture about Armstrong and his novel music. The concert will held in the barn at Arrowhead, beginning at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public.