Talks

Planetarium Shows

Milham Planetarium at Hopkins Observatory

February 10 - April 28, 2017

Astronomy students at the Williams College host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 pm through May 13.

An Indian Dancer in American Photographs

The Clark Art Institute

May 2, 2017 5:30 PM - May 2, 2017 6:30 PM

This lecture tells a story of transcultural attractions in a set of more than a hundred photographs.

Graduate Student Spring Symposium

Clark Art Institute

June 2, 2017 9:00 AM - June 2, 2017 12:17 AM

The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art Class of 2017 presents scholarly papers in its annual symposium.

Opening Lecture: Orchestrating Elegance

Clark Art Institute

June 4, 2017 3:00 PM - June 4, 2017 4:30 PM

Co-curators Kathleen Morris and Alexis Goodin share stories behind the creation of the exhibition Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design.

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Tours

Taste Trails

Throughout Berkshire County

Berkshire Farm & Table has created virtual Taste Trails for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.

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Libraries

Schow Science Library

Williams College

Houses book and journal collections in astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, geosciences, and psychology.

Sawyer Library

Williams College

Sawyer Library houses the social sciences and humanities collections for the college.

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Education

Children’s Center at Williams

Serves children infancy through pre-school five days per week. School Age Summer Program offers both full summer and short-term programs for elementary-school-aged children.

Pine Cobble School

Nurture creativity, curiosity, outstanding character, and a lifelong love of learning in pre-school through ninth grade children.

Williamstown Elementary School (WES)

Pre-K through sixth grade elementary school with approximately 400 students whose mission is to inspire a love of learning and to challenge students to grow in heart and mind.

Buxton School

A small private co-educational college preparatory boarding and day high school that stimulates intellect, cherishes diversity, encourages creativity, respects individuality, and creates community.

Mt. Greylock Regional High School

A public middle and high school in Williamstown that serves grades 7-12. Their core values are integrity, responsibility, and perseverance.

BART Charter Public School

A tuition-free, rigorous college prep charter school for grades 6-12 where every child is given the tools to succeed.

McCann Technical School

The mission of McCann is to graduate technically skilled, academically prepared, and socially responsible individuals ready to meet the challenges of the 21st centur

Williams College

Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts.

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Writers & Books

Local Authors

The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.

Book Club: The Age of Innocence

The Clark Art Institute

June 28, 2017 7:00 PM - June 28, 2017

The Clark hosts a summer book club focusing on two novels and a selection of short stories set in or inspired by the Gilded Age in New York.

Tupelo Press

Downtown North Adams

An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.

Ephs Bookshelf

A listing of recent publications by Williams College faculty.

Dog Ears Book Barn

Hoosick Falls, NY

The stock of approximately 30,000 volumes is shelved floor to ceiling, and the overflow from the shelves creates tottering piles that you must navigate as you browse.

Writing Workshops with Julia

Williamstown

Explore the act of writing in a safe, nurturing environment; the only thing you need to bring is something to write with and a readiness to explore.

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Local History

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Downtown North Adams

This urban park uses historical artifacts to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Arrowhead was the home of author, Herman Melville, and is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.

Chesterwood

The country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French.

The Mount

The Mount is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, MA and features the main house, stable, gardens, and bookstore.

Hildene

The Lincoln Family Home in Manhester, VT.

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

Brings the Shaker story to life. Events, exhibits, and daily tours for the whole family.

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