HomeBITS & BYTES: rare books specialist Ken Glos; ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ in Britain; “Transient Beauty” at the Bennington Museum; The Hunt Library Holiday Store; Ski season in Notchview

BITS & BYTES: rare books specialist Ken Glos; ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’ in Britain; “Transient Beauty” at the Bennington Museum; The Hunt Library Holiday Store; Ski season in Notchview

Berkshire Atheneum, Milne Library hosts rare books specialist Ken Glos

Pittsfield, Williamstown Kenneth Glos, owner of a world-renowned company Brattle book store In downtown Boston Crossing, he will be giving a presentation, via Zoom, on Wednesday December 1 at 6:30 pm, in order to Berkshire Athenaeum In Pittsfield and above Thursday December 2 at 6 pm NS Milne Library in Williamstown.

Glos, a rare book specialist and octagon often seen on national television, will partly talk about the history of his historic library (www.brattlebookshop.com/about), which dates back to about 1825. He is a second-generation shopkeeper.

Gloss will share some of his favorite discoveries and describe some of the joys of “hunting,” as well as explaining what makes the book soar in value. He has many great anecdotes to share, as well as instructions on what to look for when starting a group. His talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and Gloss will then provide free oral assessments of books available to participants, or will do so at his Boston store at a later time.

Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for the Best of New England The Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antique bookstores, now in its 72nd year of Gloss family ownership. Kenneth Glos was succeeded by his late father, George, a well-known figure in archaeological circles. He had been working in the store since his childhood and chose to work in the book business rather than pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. Ken Glos became the sole owner after his father’s death in 1985.

Gloss is a member of the Old Booksellers Association of America, serves on the Committee of the Boston International Antique Book Fair, the Boston Society, the Board of Supervisors of the USS Constitution Museum, and is a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Gloss has appeared on national and local radio and television programmes, including PBS’Antiques promotion. ”

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Great Barrington Historical Society Presents “Old Fashioned Christmas”

Photo courtesy of the JB Historical Society

Great Wellington – The great Barrington Historical Society will once again show its popularity “old fashioned birthday” Exhibit at the City Museum, located at 817 South Main St. in Great Barrington. Watching hours are November 26-December on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Four fully decorated show rooms, telling the story of the Christmas holiday and its traditions from the colonial and Civil War periods, to the Victorian era, to the 1950s and, finally, to our contemporary celebrations. Decorated period Christmas trees and 56 village scenes feature the section along with a holiday gift shop area.

A labor of love for the historic community each year, the gallery has grown into a “don’t miss” destination in the area for holidays for the whole family.

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‘Transient Beauty: Responding to ‘Bentley’ Snowflake opens at Bennington Museum

Photo courtesy of Bennington Museum

Bennington, Vt. Friday 26th November Bennington Museum will open for her Annual Winter Fair and the closed auction, featuring 25 contemporary artists who responded to Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley microscopes.

Entirely self-taught, Bentley began creating micrographs of snow and sleet in 1885 and continued to make them, almost obsessively, until his death in 1931. He took over 5,000 photographs of crystals in his lifetime and proved that, in fact, no There are matching snowflakes.

Contemporary responses will range from images of snow, frost, and ice to more conceptual art such as classifications, revealing the invisible, and capturing the fleeting or ephemeral. Many of the exhibiting artists are photographers whose works utilize historical photographic techniques and/or advance the possibilities of photographic imagery.

The closed auction of artworks displayed in the museum and online will open at 10am on November 26 and end at 4pm on December 20. The highest bidder for each artwork will win. In the event of a tie, the bid submitted first is the winner. To avoid a tie, we urge people to bid for a single amount like $501.50 instead of $500.

Winning bids placed on pieces in this auction support both the museum and the artists.

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Holiday pop-up at Hunt Library until Jan 11

Karen Noyes Jewelry. Image courtesy of Hunt Library

Waterfalls Village, Connecticut. – The David M . Library The annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop, which showcases crafts, decorations, and foods from local artisans and small businesses, celebrates the start of Thanksgiving week and continues through the New Year.

Items to be purchased will include glass ornaments by Nonnuel Glass, pottery by Diane Shapira, small sculptures by Sergei Fedorgaczenko, and toys by Jennifer Marko. For foodies, there will be culinary salts from Rolling Rock Farms, maple syrup from Le Timollet, and jams from Bosco Schell. For book lovers, there’s a brand-new large Hunt bag and bookstore cart filled with sizes perfect for giving.

In addition, the exhibition “Flora & Fauna” remains on display until December 19. It features engravings of cats and wildlife by Allen Blagden and marbled glass panels by Lily Woodworth.

A portion of all sales benefit the library.

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The Trustees kick off the ski season in Notchview

Notchview image courtesy of The Trustees

Windsor The Trustees announces a new slate of programs for the upcoming ski season in Notchview Nordic Ski Center That includes guided snowshoeing tours, snowshoeing adventures, and fire pits on this 3,100-acre property.

“In the past year we have had a lot of first-time skiers and snowboarders and we will continue to nurture the next generation of enthusiasts with stronger entry-level classes and investments in our ski school and programs,” said Recreational Projects Director Matthew Crum. .

There are more than 25 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with about half geared for classic skiing, five miles dedicated to snowshoeing, and plenty of back trails for the more adventurous explorer.

Due to continuing concern about COVID-19, Notchview will close the Visitor Center on weekends when capacity is exceeded. On weekdays, when the visit is less, the center will be open and guests will be able to use the restrooms. Chrome recommends that guests use their cars as their lockers.

Notchview is open to the public for hiking in the spring, summer, and fall, but a trail pass is required during the winter. Ski season is open from December to March, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., depending on the weather. Trustee members can purchase Early Bird season tickets that allow all-day skating, every day for $49 for adults ($30 for children 6-17) through December 7, at which point the price increases to $69. Guests can also purchase day tickets for $15 on weekends for members ($20 for non-members) and $10 on weekdays ($15 for non-members). Lessons are available for purchase in advance and early booking is recommended.

—AK