This page contains information, including links to slides and other resources, connected to the OLLI course I conducted in the Spring of 2019 on local (Berkshire) history. I had chosen six locales where I had become acquainted with the properties discussed by hiking or horseback riding on them. I became curious about their history, and the research I did became the basis for this course.
Please note that nearly all of the material here is copyrighted, either by me or by my sources, and is intended to be used solely for educational purposes. I have tried to acknowledge all the help I received, from my students and others. Apologies to anyone I may have inadvertently failed to thank.
First and foremost is this link to the slide shows I used in class, as well as several other resources that were cited in my talks.
This is my short description of the times, place, and content of the Spring 2019 course on local (Berkshire) history.
The course turned into a larger undertaking than I had originally envisioned, and I probably learned more than my students did, since I sorted through an enormous amount of material before deciding how to condense it into class presentations.
I’m pleased to say that my course was “sold out” in that enrollment reached the capacity of the facility where it was being conducted.
So, this may seem like a pirouette for the grandstand, but here is a link to an interview I did to help publicize the course.
The Spring 2019 OLLI catalog is available here in pdf format.