Events and Exhibits

Various exhibits from the historical collection are on display throughout the Library.  The Museum’s staff and volunteers also regularly hold programs related to Stockbridge history.

Current Exhibit:

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is proud to present an exhibit on Native American baskets.  Throughout North America, Native Peoples have crafted a wide variety of baskets, from utilitarian to whimsical, making skillful use of the plant resources available in their diverse environments. This exhibit showcases the knowledge, artistry and enduring traditions of the many Native basket makers.  This exhibit will run through August 31, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Procter Gallery for a Curator’s Talk with Kathy Beebe about the Native American Basket Exhibit.

 


Friday, September 27 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to announce that the first Berkshire Chamber Players Concert of the 2019-2020 season will take place on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.   

Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list ten minutes before the performance.

Featuring:

Natalie Kress, Robyn Quinnett, violins
Charlotte Malin, viola
Ronald Feldman, cello

Program:

Haydn
String Quartet in E Flat, Op. 33, No. 2 (“The Joke”) (1781)
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro di molto
Andante
Finale: Presto

Kevin Puts
Credo (2007)

The violin guru of Katonah-Adagio; affettuoso, poco più mosso
Infrastructure-allegro energico
Intermezzo-Learning to Dance-tempo guisto; tranquilo; pochiss. meno mosso; teneramente allegro energico
Credo -Mesto; deliberato

INTERMISSION

Bach
Air from Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 (1739)

Beethoven
String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135 (1826)
Allegretto
Vivace
Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo
Der Schwer gefasste Entschluss-Grave, ma non troppo tratto – (Muss es sein?) – Allegro (Es muss sein!)
Grave, ma non troppo tratto-Allegro

 

The Stockbridge Library’s Berkshire Chamber Players concert series is generously sponsored by Robert L. Perkel, MD with additional support from Patricia Edwina Flinn.

 

The other concerts will take place as follows:
Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:00 p.m. (Snow date: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:00 p.m.)
Friday, March 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

 

 


Friday, November 22 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to announce that a Berkshire Chamber Players Concert will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list ten minutes before the performance.

The Stockbridge Library’s Berkshire Chamber Players concert series is generously sponsored by Robert L. Perkel, MD with additional support from Patricia Edwina Flinn.


Friday, December 6 at 5:00 pm

Readings Around the Hearth

Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season.  This event is free and open to the public, and offered in support of the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce.

A 3oth Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Event.


Friday, January 31 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to announce that a Berkshire Chamber Players Concert will take place on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
(Snow date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.)

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list ten minutes before the performance.

The Stockbridge Library’s Berkshire Chamber Players concert series is generously sponsored by Robert L. Perkel, MD with additional support from Patricia Edwina Flinn.


Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm

Lecture by Ken Gloss on the Value of Old and Rare Books

 Please join us Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm  for a lecture by Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, for a free talk on the value of old and rare books.

Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825.  He is a second-generation owner.  He will also talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value.  He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection.  There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

The Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores.  2020 is the 71st year of Gloss family ownership.  Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles.  He had worked in the store since childhood and chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry.  He became the sole proprietor upon his father’s death in 1985. “I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business.”  Among the many organizations in which Kenneth Gloss is a member is the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the New England Antiquarian Booksellers of America, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and the Boston Society. He also is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as serving on the Board of Overseers of the USS Constitution Museum.

The Brattle Book Shop is proud to have been a contributor to the WGBH Annual Auction each year that the station has held this fund drive.  Ken has appeared as a guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow numerous times over the years and has been a popular guest on WBZ Radio as well as other radio, TV, and cable stations numerous times.  His bylined articles continue to appear in various antique journals and in print and online consumer publications.  The Brattle Book Shop is also the recipient of several “Best of Boston” awards in the categories of Best Book Shop or Best Antiquarian Book Shop.  In addition, it has been included in a list as one of North America’s best bookstores.


Friday, March 27 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to announce that a Berkshire Chamber Players Concert will take place on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  This will be the final concert of the season.

Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list ten minutes before the performance.

The Stockbridge Library’s Berkshire Chamber Players concert series is generously sponsored by Robert L. Perkel, MD with additional support from Patricia Edwina Flinn.