Local History

Bennington Museum

Downtown Bennington

Historical novelties, self-taught and regional artists, and the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings.

Chesterwood

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

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

Tour the buildings, farm and gardens, meet baby animals in the spring, and savor the harvest in the fall.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Herman Melville lived at his Pittsfield farm at Arrowhead was the from 1850 to 1863, while he wrote Moby-Dick. is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.

Hildene

The Lincoln Family Home in Manhester, VT.

The Mount

The Mount is the historic home of the Pulitzer prizewinning and internationally beloved American novelist Edith Wharton, who designed the house and its grounds and wrote that she considered it her first real home.

The Reverend Samuel Harrison

Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead

April 15, 2021

Author Ann-Elizabeth Barnes honors Samual Harrison of the First Black Regiment to fight in the Civil War.

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.

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