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 adult, he more
Melville’s connection to places in Berkshire County