Read this great article in The Berkshire Eagle about how arts are integrated into Pittsfield public schools. This arts integration program is just one of many school-based programs BCHS participates in.
March 9, 12:30 pm
Join us and our friends from Berkshire Natural Resources Council for a free winter hike of Arrowhead’s grounds. More information here.
Join Williams College professors Jeffrey Israel and Eden Dekel for a free virtual discussion of their unique approach to studying Moby-Dick. More information here.
Welcome to our new board members
and 2024 officers
John Hamilton. President
Cynthia Farr Brown. Vice President
Robert Salerno, Treasurer
Sharon Coe, Secretary
See a complete list of BCHS’s 2024 Board of directors.
Learn about writer Linda Cantoni’s experience of writing in Melville’s study in this New England Public Media story.
Recently Berkshire Eagle reporter Jennifer Huberdeau spent some time writing in Melville’s studio. See her “musings” here BerkshireEagle_20230722.
The Invisible Community: African Americans in Berkshire County was a project of the Berkshire County Historical Society in the late 1990s. Ethnic groups, most notably the African-American community, have traditionally been overlooked in histories of Berkshire County. The Invisible Community project intended to collect information on the historic presence of African-Americans in Berkshire County, and the role that community has played in the county’s history. Partially funded by a grant from Mass Humanities, this collection includes information concerning specific Berkshire residents, oral histories, as well as institutions & events associated with the African-American community in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Click here to listen to oral history recordings or read transcriptions.