The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield has unveiled a new series of digital learning experiences to keep patrons occupied amid closures. Photo courtesy Berkshire Museum

Business Briefs: Berkshire Museum goes digital; library donates to food pantry; Gaherty joins Berkshire Money Management

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives has donated funds to People’s Pantry in Great Barrington.

Amid cultural closures, Berkshire Museum goes digital

Pittsfield — Just four days after its March 13 announcement of temporary closure, Berkshire Museum began publishing a new series of digital learning experiences called Berkshire Museum@Home. The free, online resource has grown to include video, audio, text, and printable activity sheets.

Berkshire Museum@Home currently features five distinct series:

  • The “What’s in the Basement?” podcast, which invites listeners to take a trip into the museum’s 40,000-object collection storage to uncove narratives one object at a time;
  • WeeMuse Digital Discovery, engaging children up to age 5 and their families to explore works of art or learn new science and history concepts;
  • Daily Doodle, inviting children and adults to discover new words and ideas through art by drawing and talking about the Word of the Day;
  • Downloadable, printable Berkshire Museum@Home worksheets designed to help keep students entertained, educated and curious whether they’re in the classroom or at home; and
  • The “She Shapes History” blog series, bringing the museum’s exhibit of 100 years of suffrage online from the gallery to the living room.

As a complement to Berkshire Museum@Home, fans of Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema are able to enjoy home screenings starting this week via the Littlest Cinema series, which will bring independent, international and documentary films on demand to patrons’ own devices.

Said Berkshire Museum executive director Jeff Rodgers, “Our team is working remotely to share new ideas in new ways so that we all may continue learning, creating, and exploring the world together while we are physically apart.”

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Stockbridge Library donates to People’s Pantry

Stockbridge — The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives has donated funds to People’s Pantry in Great Barrington.

The library’s endowment investment advisor, Paladin Advisors, has waived first quarter 2020 advisory fees in order for its clients to donate to public service organizations, small businesses and individuals in their local communities who need support. In light of this, the library’s board of directors has approved a donation of $1,264 to the People’s Pantry. The library deeply appreciates the extra work and effort by all in this challenging time.

–E.E.

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Berkshire Money Management welcomes administration specialist Tammy Gaherty

Tammy Gaherty. Photo courtesy Berkshire Money Management

Dalton — Berkshire Money Management has welcomed Tammy Gaherty to its team. Gaherty will handle scheduling for advisors, managing content distribution, and helping with the flow of operations throughout the firm.

Berkshire native Gaherty is a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School. Prior to joining BMM, Gaherty worked for nearly two decades as an administrative assistant with the Dalton Housing Authority. She has been the volunteer secretary and president of the Friends of the Lanesborough Public Library, and an active participant there for fundraisers to support library programming. She enjoys hiking, reading (including Tarot cards), numerology and music. She lives in Lanesborough with her husband, Dan, and their daughter Tarryn. Gaherty also has three stepdaughters: Callie, Kirby, and Carly.

–E.E.