Artists and Writers in the Berkshires

Jan is in the studio this week talking about the tradition of writers and artists of the Berkshires. She’s joined by Louise McCue, the executive director of The Berkshire Historical Society, and Dr. Carole Owens, a scholar for The Berkshire Historical Society, who have a exhibit up at the Arrowhead Museum called “Fertile Ground: Berkshire Artists and Writers 1846-1861.” Herman Melville’s famous (and infamous) Moby Dick was written right here in the Berkshires, and he’s only been one in a long tradition of creative thought in the area. Carole and Louise share some interesting things that may make you love the area even more.

Guest(s) included: Dr. Carole Owens, author, lecturer, and scholar for The Berkshire Historical Society, and Louise McCue, executive director of The Berkshire Historical Society.

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