Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Herman Melville.
“Since their launch in 2006, BerkShares have become a point of pride for our region. These beautiful bills designed by John Isaacs also feature artwork by local artists on the reverse. As they pass from hand to hand, we are reminded that BerkShares act as a tool for community education and empowerment in the Berkshires, while celebrating our landscape, heroes and artists. Here's to Herman Melville and all our local heroes!” —Rachel Moriarty, Executive Director, BerkShares