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Women’s History Month

Posted on March 02, 2022Written by Elizabeth Nelson

Women's History MonthCelebrating Women #intheBerkshires and beyond all March long!

Yemandja World Premiere

MASS MoCA | Friday, March 4 at 8PM and Saturday, March 5 at 4PM
Global superstar and four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo stars in Yemandja, a new music theater work that is part family drama and part historical thriller, redolent of Greek tragedy and infused with themes of love, betrayal, honor, free will, and the horror and injustice of slavery.

About Women’s History Month: Servants in the time of the Choates

Naumkeag | Online | Saturday, March 19 at 5:30PM
Learn how the other side lived during the time of the Choates. In celebration of Woman’s History month we will be featuring two lectures by long time Naumkeag guide, Julie Gorman featuring different stories and the history of women of the Choate family and the women workers that helped run the household.

OLLI: Women Composers of Classical Music

Berkshire Museum | March 24-28
Other than Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann, are you familiar with or have heard of classical music by women composers? Can you name more than a few women composers? After the next 6 weeks you will be able to do so and even answer Jeopardy questions on the topic. We will explore the biographies and music of these great women who crafted classical music beginning in the 11th century, yes, the 11th century, up to the present.

Women’s History Month: Suffragist Stories

Naumkeag | Online | Sunday, March 27 at 5:30PM
Longtime Naumkeag guide Julie Gorman shares her passion for the women’s suffragist movement during Woman’s History Month, which gave women–but, still, not all US citizens–the right to vote. Julie tells the stories of the women who drove the movement, with discussion on how the Choate family was involved.

Elizabeth Freeman

Learn about Elizabeth Freeman, the first African American woman to successfully file a lawsuit for freedom in the state of Massachusetts! Visit the Trustees’ Ashley House in Sheffield to view an exhibit developed in 2012 by UMASS students dedicated to telling Freeman’s amazing story.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center dedicated to the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of author Edith Wharton (1862-1937), whose works include classic novels such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, as well as authoritative works on architecture, design, and travel. Take a house tour and then stroll through the beautiful gardens.

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

Visit the cradle of equal rights with a trip to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams. The mission of the museum is to highlight the familial and regional influences which shaped Ms. Anthony’s early life, by displaying the textiles and furnishings of that period, as well as the literature and other memorabilia associated with her later career.

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Photo: “She Shapes History” exhibit at Berkshire Museum

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