This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
Take a walk through Berkshire history with local historians. Each class session will feature a different community, whose historians will talk about significant events and people in their past, as well as their group’s planned programs. We hope this will be the first of a pair of courses that will feature other Berkshire communities in the future.
Session One, Jan 20 – Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Bonney Hartley is a cultural resources professional who is currently the Tribal Historic Preservation Manager of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, of which she is also an enrolled member.
Session Five, Feb 17 – Sheffield Jen Owens is the administrator/curator of the Sheffield Historical Society. She has worked at several historic sites and societies in the region, including as National Park Service ranger & museum technician at the Martin Van Buren Historic Site in Kinderhook, NY, and as director of the Sharon, CT, Historical Society. Jim Miller is a historian in the Mark Dewey Research Center of the Sheffield Historical Society.
Session Seven, Mar 3 – Berkshire Historical Society
Lesley Herzbergis the Executive Director of the Berkshire County Historical Society. She has worked in the museum world for over 20 years, with posts at the National Gallery in Washington, the Jewish Museum in London, and several museums in the Berkshires such as Hancock Shaker Village, the Bidwell House Museum and the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio.
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