Conversation on the Commons upcoming: Collaborations between historical societies, libraries, schools

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Taking History Across Town: Collaborations between historical societies, libraries, and schools Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for a conversation about collaborations across town. What do you do, and how well does it work? What does not work? Join our panelists, Sabrina Kaplan, Outreach Manager at the Duxbury Rural and Historical… Read more

Housatonic Heritage Walks, 2021

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Housatonic Heritage Walks 2021   Click For Heritage Walks List Save The Dates – Five Autumn Weekends! Annual Housatonic Heritage Walks in the Berkshires (MA) and Litchfield County (CT) Saturdays & Sundays on September / October weekends: September 4, 5 & 6 September 11 & 12 September 18 & 19 September 25 & 26 October… Read more

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

Northwestern Connecticut Community College students interview people about work

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  We were very happy to work with students at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on their project that dealt with the theme of work and the dignity of work.    In workshops, the students learned about oral history interviewing.  Here are slides from the final presentation they gave, via zoom, at the end of the… 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 Berkshire Eagle, our stories: from theater to ministry to politics, to math, even war

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The Berkshire Eagle July 24, 2021 ‘DIRECTOR 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… Read more

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