Vol. IV No. 20 9/15/2023
Organized Escape: Psychoanalysts in Exile
In collaboration with the Sigmund Freud Museum of Vienna, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center brings a special exhibition to Stockbridge.
On Saturday, March 12, 1938, German troops crossed the border into Austria and annexed their neighbor with no armed resistance from the Austrian people.
On that weekend in March, Sigmund Freud wrote three diary entries, "Finis Austriae (the end of Austria)," "13/3 Anschluss with Germany," "13/4 Hitler in Vienna."
Over the next days, Freud's home was searched, and his passport was taken. 85 years later, this exhibition tells the story of the psychoanalytic community in Vienna and Europe and their flight from their home.
It was a unique collective escape with plans laid out by Anna Freud and the leaders of the Viennese Psychoanalytic Society (WPV). It also tells of their joyous reunion at the Austen Riggs Center's "First Stockbridge Congress on Child Analysis" in 1950.
What: Organized Escape: Psychoanalysts in Exile
Where: Corner House Community Exhibition Space at 48 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
When: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10am — 4pm, until October 16, 2023 — 10am to 4pm
More information: www.austenriggs.org/Freud-Riggs
Take a Hike
Berkshire Natural Resources Council "Take a Hike" Autumn is the perfect time for an inquisitive walk through the woods. Deepen your understanding of the changes plant and animal life undergo as they prepare for winter, learning what signs to look for as you enjoy the crisp air and colorful leaves.
The Easy Naturalist: All About Autumn (self-guided walk) at the Old Mill Trail, Dalton/Hinsdale Saturday, September 16 through Monday, October 16
Housatonic Heritage: Explore the Fauna, Flora, and Cultural History of The Old Mill Trail, Hinsdale Sunday, September 17, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
This hike is led by Aimee Gelinas from Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center. This easy hike will follow the Housatonic River and will feature riverbank, forest, and floodplain ecology. Participants will learn about the flora (plants, trees, wild edibles), the fauna (signs of wildlife), and cultural history of this unique conservation land along the Housatonic River.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockbridge Senior Center
The Berkshire Strummers, a group of local ukelele players meet every Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8 to play ukelele and sing in the Stockbridge Senior Center meeting room. This is an amateur group of varied experience who play and sing. Bring your ukelele and join in or just sit and listen.
Writers get together on Wednesdays, 10:30 to noon. If you are in the midst of writing something or want to be — join the writers' group.
Exhibit: Homeland: Mohican Artists opening September 16, 2023
Three Stockbridge-Munsee artists from Wisconsin are participating in this special exhibition. Put together by Terry Wise and others. The paintings are in the first floor lobby, and the beadwork and reproductions are in the lower level display cases through the end of October.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne