Events

Apr
16
Sat
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 – Oct 30 all-day
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

On view now, in the Center for Shaker Studies Gallery, are three paintings of  Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) by Carol Kinzel, created when she was just 22 (circa 1950). They capture a time when HSV was in deep decline, before its transition from Shaker ownership to its current status as a museum.

Carol went on to become Nelson A. Rockefeller’s personal art curator, and met New York art photographer Charles Uht (who became her husband) through this association. A photo album with 1950s images by Mr. Uht was recently discovered in the HSV library.

Carol’s three paintings were on sale at a Pittsfield Art League show in the early 1950s, and have been reunited nearly 66 years later for the exhibition. The striking paintings offer a rare artist’s interpretation of HSV under Shaker ownership.

Jun
10
Fri
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jun 10 – Oct 30 all-day
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Living Designs & Shared Values:  Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection, celebrates the personal quilt collection of the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains, who bequeathed her personal collection of quilts to HSV.  On display in the hallways and bedrooms of the Brick Dwelling, these beautiful quilts celebrate the skill and artistry of the many women (whose identities are unknown to us) who worked in the medium of fabric.  On view through October 30.  Exhibit included in regular admission.

Aug
26
Fri
Free Fun Friday @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 26 all-day
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

 

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village the way a Shaker child might have in the mid-1800s.  Guided by a museum educator, children engage in work, play and other activities just like Shaker children did more than a century ago.  Pick herbs from the Village gardens, bake a treat in the Shaker Kitchen, ring the Dwellling House bell, use a quill pen and meet our barnyard animals!   Tour runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm every day from July 5 through August 28.  Limit: 10 children per tour. A parent or chaperone must accompany.  Tour not available on Friday, August 5.

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday Fry-Days On North @ Hotel On North
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday Fry-Days On North @ Hotel On North | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us at Eat on North every Friday from 5pm-8pm for assorted Fish and fun “Fried” Foods.

Wrestling Under the Stars @ Wahconah Park
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Whiskey Treaty Roadshow with Annie Gunthrie at Shire Mountain Ramble (21+) @ Bousquet Ski Resort
Aug 26 @ 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aug
27
Sat
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market @ Pittsfield Farmers Market
Aug 27 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market provides a venue for local farmers, food producers, and artisans to bring fresh, locally-grown and produced food and related products to all members of our community.

Annual Craft & Tag Sale at Arrowhead @ Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Aug 27 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Elizabeth Warren’s Presentation on America’s Agenda @ Berkshire Community College
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Kitchen Kaboom @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village the way a Shaker child might have in the mid-1800s.  Guided by a museum educator, children engage in work, play and other activities just like Shaker children did more than a century ago.  Pick herbs from the Village gardens, bake a treat in the Shaker Kitchen, ring the Dwellling House bell, use a quill pen and meet our barnyard animals!   Tour runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm every day from July 5 through August 28.  Limit: 10 children per tour. A parent or chaperone must accompany.  Tour not available on Friday, August 5.

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 27 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission