The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Exists To Illuminate The Diverse, Rich Identity Of The Upper Housatonic River Valley Region & To Preserve & Promote Its Historical, Cultural & Natural Resources.

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We seek to to tell the story of the Upper Housatonic Valley by interpreting our unique heritage in compelling and engaging ways.

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The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area includes nine towns in Connecticut and twenty in Massachusetts.

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Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 29 all-day
SEE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES & THEIR ACTUAL START TIMES… Click on “READ MORE” in lower right side of this screen—then click on “EVENT WEBSITE” on following screen. Barrington Stage Company has become the[...]
Lenox, MA–The Taming @ Shakespeare & Co.
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Inside the heightened, cheerfully absurd world of The Taming, Gunderson spanks America’s sound-bite politics, wrestles with a Shakespeare-inspired, playful and problematic battle of the sexes, and proves the point that true debate is hot. In[...]
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
She Named Him Adonijah – 300 years ago, in 1716, Mrs. Thomas Bidwell of Hartford, Connecticut, was safely delivered of a boy. Join Diane Taraz as she explores the world in which little Adonijah grew[...]
Join us for a party celebrating wildlife rehabilitation and conservation as we unveil our new sixty foot flight cage! Swing by our Raptors and Riesling table, enjoy appetizers while overlooking beautiful Ford Pond, stop by[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 31 all-day
SEE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES & THEIR ACTUAL START TIMES… Click on “READ MORE” in lower right side of this screen—then click on “EVENT WEBSITE” on following screen. Barrington Stage Company has become the[...]
Get outdoors and stay active with “Nice and Easy Hikes”:  easy-paced, 2-hour, one to two mile-long walks geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. A different trail is featured each week and may[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
Jun 1 all-day
SEE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES & THEIR ACTUAL START TIMES… Click on “READ MORE” in lower right side of this screen—then click on “EVENT WEBSITE” on following screen. Barrington Stage Company has become the[...]
Lanesboro, MA–Quintessential, male a cappella singers @ Bascom Lodge at top of Mt. Greylock
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm
This all-male Berkshire a cappella group sings a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, reggae, classical, American standards, classic rock and funk, as well as original liturgical and popular music.
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AT THE LODGE IS FREE AND IS PROVIDED IN COLLABORATION WITH, AND THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA This public programming event is at 6:00 PM and[...]

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

FREE WALKING TOURS

Tour historic estate gardens and town districts, enjoy nature walks and trail hikes, and experience industrial-site ruins that were once thriving industries. Also included is a canoe trip on the Housatonic River, bike rides along scenic country roads, interpretive walks at the area’s oldest cemeteries, a Native American village walk and many other kinds of walks.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS

Expert regional historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on an exploration to learn about our region’s rich heritage. Historical and cultural venues will open their doors to the public for free behind-the-scenes and estate garden tours; and natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas, including the Housatonic River.

NEW THIS YEAR: FARM WALKS

This year’s Walks include ‘farm walks’ that offer residents and visitors an insider view of the area’s operating farms and an opportunity to meet the farmers and ask questions. Participating farms include Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, MA, Brattle Farm in Lenox, MA, and Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT.

HERITAGE WALKS

Three Autumn Weekends Are Filled With Free, Guided Tours. The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the 12th annual Heritage Walks Weekends on three autumn weekends –Saturday & SundaySeptember 19 & 20, September 26 & 27, and October 4 & 5. More than 50 free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

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