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

By / June 29, 2021

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

By / June 25, 2021

  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

By / June 10, 2021

  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

By / June 2, 2021

  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

By / June 1, 2021

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

By / May 28, 2021

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

Sheffield Historical Society hosts conversation about WWII on the Homefront

By / May 14, 2021

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

By / April 15, 2021

  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

By / March 11, 2021

  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

Mass Memories Road Show for Paper Making story gathering day is set

By / March 2, 2021

The Mass Memories Roadshow of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, will bring a team of staff and volunteers to do a story gathering event on the theme of paper making in the Berkshires.  Paper makers, former and present, as well as members of the local communities who had any connection with paper making or with… Read more

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