Berkshire Museum @ Home
February 24 - March 10
Berkshire Museum offers Berkshire Museum @ Home, an ongoing source of free digital programming for families, kids and adults — in art, history, the outdoors and more. As the museum gradually reopens its galleries, its online programming continues to grow.
What’s in the Basement? podcast explores the collection, from a penny farthing bicicle to Gertrude Kasebier’s 19th-century photographs.
Museum on Demand brings virtual events, family trivia, Kitchen Ka-boom friendly experiments safe to try at home and more.
Digital Discovery family programs explore all kinds of things — from Sappho’s ancient poems to quartz crystals and coral reefs.
Daily doodles and other activities explore the museum in programs for younger kids.
She Shapes History tells the stories of women who have made a difference in this country — including Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee. She came to the U.S. from China in 1905 to join her father in New York, and she became an activist for women’s right to vote even though she knew the Constitution would exclude her from it. Chinese Americans then could not become citizens.
“When she was 16, she entered Barnard College (the sister school to the exclusively male Columbia University) — and made headlines by leading nearly 10,000 marchers in the 1912 suffrage parade in New York City on horseback. … The New York Tribune and the New York Times proclaimed Mabel ‘the symbol of a new era, when all women will be free and unhampered.'”