F102 | The Berkshires:  Coming of Age 1840-1890


11:30 am-1:00 pm


9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

Six Sessions

This course is offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.

It was an exciting half-century in Berkshire County. There were great strides in medicine, women’s rights, arts and education. In the run up to the Civil War, it seemed as if small, quiet Berkshire were the center of American Cultural development. Writers, painters, philosophers and theologians gathered in what they named The American Lake District. After the Civil War the Gilded the elite selected Berkshire for their “cottages” and the rural county was changed forever

Carole Owens is a columnist and author, holding a Ph.D. from Yeshiva University.  She is a Massachusetts Scholar in Residence with a Paul Tsongas Award for History and Preservation. 


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