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10×10 Festival: Berkshire Historical society’s ‘Turning Points’

February 14 - February 25, 2018
Add to Calendar 10x10 Festival: Berkshire Historical society's 'Turning Points' Berkshire Historical Society presents the history of  Pittsfield divided into 10 time periods highlighting significant moments in the city’s history. Ten turning points in Pittsfield history: 1761 – Founding Pittsfield — Thomas Allen, the Revolutionary War, Hancock Shaker Village and the Park Square elm tree 1800 – Pittsfield Emerging — the first mills, the Schofield, agriculture fair and more 1825 – Building Pittsfield — water, the railway and new immigrants 1850 – Fighting Pittsfield  — the Civil War, Herman Melville and Moby-Dick 1875 – Transforming Pittsfield — the Athenaeum and the city and county seat) 1900 – Expanding Pittsfield  — GE, the Berkshire Museum, a new cycle of immigrants and WWI 1925 – Roaring Pittsfield — the '20s, the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II 1950 – Pittsfield Rising  —postwar expansion, housing developments and school populations 1970 – Saving Pittsfield  — Urban renewal, GE pulling out, Berkshire Community College and North Street 2000 – Reinventing Pittsfield — the Colonial theatre, the Beacon Cinema, Park Square and more DD/MM/YYYY

Berkshire Historical Society presents the history of  Pittsfield divided into 10 time periods highlighting significant moments in the city’s history.

Ten turning points in Pittsfield history:

1761 – Founding Pittsfield — Thomas Allen, the Revolutionary War, Hancock Shaker Village and the Park Square elm tree

1800 – Pittsfield Emerging — the first mills, the Schofield, agriculture fair and more

1825 – Building Pittsfield — water, the railway and new immigrants

1850 – Fighting Pittsfield  — the Civil War, Herman Melville and Moby-Dick

1875 – Transforming Pittsfield — the Athenaeum and the city and county seat)

1900 – Expanding Pittsfield  — GE, the Berkshire Museum, a new cycle of immigrants and WWI

1925 – Roaring Pittsfield — the ’20s, the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II

1950 – Pittsfield Rising  —postwar expansion, housing developments and school populations

1970 – Saving Pittsfield  — Urban renewal, GE pulling out, Berkshire Community College and North Street

2000 – Reinventing Pittsfield — the Colonial theatre, the Beacon Cinema, Park Square and more

Berkshire Athenaeum
1 Wendell Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Free