Judith Monachina

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Mass History Alliance, Conversations on the Commons: Reopening Part III

Conversations on the Commons invites you to: Reopening, Part III: Planning for the fall A conversation with Lesley Herzberg and Katie MacDonald It’s official: we’re now in Phase III. While some places are staying closed through the summer, others are back to welcoming the public, with modifications. In these unprecedented times, history organizations across the …

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Black Artists Who Found Their Voices in the Berkshires

A talk by Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, co-hosted by The Westside Legends and The Mastheads. Q&A to follow. Facebook link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/668654333995371/ Zoom registration info here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zX9qq1Y5S8-5CO_4zhMv6g?fbclid=IwAR3OVsjdsH4qCp2gvlHSaFhmzwoAOKN3Guut8rlP613fREPGwyX2_zsoGi0 Black Artists Who Found Their Voices in the Berkshires The Westside Legends and The Mastheads have partnered to bring Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed to Pittsfield for a discussion of black …

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Oral History Center to hire someone for short-term oral history inventory project

The Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center, working with four local history organizations – Sharon, Kent, and Salisbury, Connecticut, and Sheffield, Massachusetts – will hire someone to conduct oral history inventories in the history organizations of the four towns.  The goal of the project is to document numbers and types/formats of oral history recordings and related materials.  The …

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Reading Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Address

See the link here for the Mass Humanities sponsored virtual readings of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 Fourth of July Address, and other events. https://masshumanities.org/events/    

July Events at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Featured Item from the MHS Collection: Massachusetts Pine Tree penny, designed and engraved by Paul Revere (1776.) It was discovered in Boston’s North End during an excavation in the early 19th century. It is the only known original Massachusetts Pine Tree penny. Click here to see the item. Upcoming Online Events: On Wednesday, 1 July, at …

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Berkshire Museum Summer

This summer, the Berkshire Museum has several different events and exhibitions you can attend in the comfort of your own home. There are currently 7 programs: “Visual Voice: Portfolios from Pittsfield High School”, “W.E.B. Du Bois”, “Snap, Scute, and Swim: The Life and Times of the Common Snapping Turtle”, “Pride Trivia”, “Camp@Home”, “Art of the …

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Juneteenth Celebration: An Event in Support of the Movement for Black Lives

This Friday, 6/19, at 5:30 pm, The Williamstown Congregational Church invites community members to join them for a moment of music, movement, resistance, and joy, led by Otha Day. All are welcome, and the event is free. Immediately after the BLM vigil, we will celebrate Juneteenth together at Field Park. Juneteenth is a day that …

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Conversations on the Commons invites you to: Reopening, engaging, or both?

Friday, June 19 from 1:00-2:30 PM, join Penni Martorell (Curator and City Historian at Wistariahurst) and Gloria Greis (Executive Director at the Needham History Center & Museum) for a follow-up discussion on the reopening process. The event will be live-streamed with questions and comments being monitored. Some questions to consider are: What are your reopening …

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Connecticut League of History Organizations Presents: Summer School; Donor Stewardship, Getting Viral and Vocal

Wednesday, June 17 from 1:00-2:00 PM, join Megan Olver (Manager of Membership & Annual Fund at Hill-Stead Museum), John Avignone (Development Consultant at Bristol’s American Clock & Watch Museum), and Nick Foster (Associate Curator & Museum Administrator at the Wilton Historical Society) for a Summer School session to discuss fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic. In …

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Connecticut League of History Organizations Presents a Special Edition Colleague Circle: Reopening

The State of Connecticut has published reopening guidelines for museums. Given the unfamiliar ground inherent in the reopening process, you may be wondering how to decide if and when your organization will be ready to reopen. Liz Shapiro, Director of Arts, Preservation, and Museums at the Connecticut Office of the Arts and State Historic Preservation Office, …

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