UBU Theater performs Women of Tyringham, based on oral history interviews, this weekend

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    ‘DIRECTOR Q&A’ Q&A: UBU Theater director Ann Gallo on giving voice to Tyringham’s women with new oral history theater project By Judith Monachina Tyringham community members gather for a rehearsal of “Women of Tyringham,” a community-based oral history theater project produced by UBU Theater in Tyringham. Photo provided by Maggie Dillon Katz for UBU Theater… Read more

    Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters that Are Never Still, opening Aug. 6

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      Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still On view August 6, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA Explore the story of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community from early history to modern culture and beyond from their own perspective, with historical accounts, contemporary oral histories, timelines, photographs, objects, and more in this compelling new… Read more

    A StoryWalk in downtown Pittsfield: When I Close My Eyes, Ty Allan Jackson

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    Ty Allan Jackson’s When I Close My Eyes Downtown Pittsfield StoryWalk gives us a new way to experience a written story Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and the Berkshire Athenaeum will present a StoryWalk of Ty Allan Jackson’s book “When I Close My Eyes,” page by page, throughout Downtown Pittsfield, MA, from July 7-21, 2021.   https://tyallanjackson.com/product/when-i-close-my-eyes/ When I… Read more

    Women of Tyringham, A Site Specific Oral History Theater Project

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      We are so thrilled to help get the word out about the UBU Theater’s  Women of Tyringham. They had to postpone the performances last year, and nothing is stopping them this year. Ann Gallo and her team have been working on this theater project, which was created using oral histories of people from Tyringham, played… Read more

    Oral History Summer School features event with Rikers Public Memory Project and Survivors Voices

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      Are you looking for something to watch/listen to Friday evening? Friday evening event, online.  Tomorrow (Friday, June 11), OHSS presents a conversation between Sarita Daftary of the Rikers Public Memory Project & Alisa Del Tufo of Survivors Voices: Women of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Learn more about these two projects and how oral history… Read more

    Indigenizing Historical Narratives, June 2, via zoom

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    Keynotes of Change: Chris Newell, Indigenizing Historical Narratives When: Wednesday, June 02, 2021 2:00 PM, EDT Where: Zoom Will you be attending?   Register Not attending     EVENT DETAILS: Indigenizing Historical Narratives Chris Newell, Abbe Museum Wednesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. Non-Native understandings of the history of Connecticut are often centered around colonial… Read more

    We are writing about the stories in the Oral History Center archives

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    This is our latest story….in the Berkshire Eagle. Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center Recalling, and healing from, the memories of war By Judith Monachina, Eagle Correspondent Photo:  Son-in-law Jeff Gerth and daughter Kim Resnik pose with Dave and Liz Resnik on the rooftop terrace of a friend’s home in Rome, during the family’s trip in… Read more

    Sheffield Historical Society hosts conversation about WWII on the Homefront

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    What a pleasure it was to meet with elders from Sheffield, some of whom had lived in the Berkshires during the war, and others lived elsewhere at the time but live here now.  Many had relatives in Europe at the time of the war.  Jen Owens of Sheffield Historical and Paul O’Brien, board president, organized… Read more

    Mass History Conference announced

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      The Massachusetts History Alliance offers the annual Mass History Conference.  See that announcement and others at this site:  https://masshistoryalliance.org

    Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming

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      Achieving Real Impact Via Virtual Programming Presented by the Connecticut League of History Organizations When: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:00 PM, EDT Where: Zoom Will you be attending? Register Not attending EVENT DETAILS: To Zoom or not to Zoom… Offering virtual programs at your museum or institution is not as daunting as you may… Read more

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