Oct
5
Sat
2019
She Shapes History Exhibition @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 5 2019 @ 10:00 am – May 25 2020 @ 5:00 pm
She Shapes History Exhibition @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of American women winning the right to vote with “She Shapes History”! This original exhibition shines a light on exceptional women, their work, and how their accomplishments have changed United States history over the past two centuries. Trace the expectations of “women’s work” in the United States from the early 19th-century homestead to the record number of women holding public office today, and learn about the lives of extraordinary women, including local heroes Elizabeth Freeman and Susan B. Anthony.

In this hands-on exhibition, visitors of all ages are invited to uncover the history of the American voting system and the importance of being involved as a citizen today. From voting and advocacy to marches and protests, discover the techniques used by suffragists and women’s rights activists to sway public opinion and make a difference. Then, make your own voice heard by casting a ballot and participating in a guided gallery program which includes the opportunity to design your own protest sign.

“She Shapes History” is sure to inspire, educate, and entertain the whole family as you uncover untold stories, cast your votes, and learn how you, too, can shape history.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Genealogy Class @ Westfield Athenaeum
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Genealogy Class @ Westfield Athenaeum | Westfield | Massachusetts | United States

This class will assist you in building your family tree and educate you on the genealogy resources we have available here at the library.

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Film: Above the Drowning Sea @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film: Above the Drowning Sea @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Free film screening and memorial candle lighting in honor of Yom Ha’Shoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day.. On the Eve of World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees are trapped in Nazi-controlled Vienna. This documentary is the epic story of their dramatic escape to Shanghai. AFTER THE FILM: Join us for a candle lighting, prayer and a moment of reflection in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.