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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Events

Upcoming events in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

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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.

EVENTS

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Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 24 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[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 25 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[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 26 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[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 27 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[...]
SEE WEBSITE FOR SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES AND THEIR START TIMES CLICK ON …”READ MORE”–> in lower right side of this screen THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE” on next screen
The summer music season will get off to a thrilling start with what is bound to be another sold-out benefit performance by the West Stockbridge Chamber Players. This world-class ensemble, led by clarinetist and artistic[...]
Lenox, MA–The Taming @ Shakespeare & Co.
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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[...]
Pittsfield, MA–Theatre Performance @ Barrington Stage Company
May 28 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[...]
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enter an ancient orchard, experience the source of the Housatonic River, ponder New England’s natural history through the lens of a stone wall, witness the intersection of two distinct forestscapes, see the thumbprint of a[...]
An afternoon-long celebration of native music, dancing, and storytelling with drum demonstrations, a mountain blessing and exhibits. Free and Open to the Public! Followed by a PRE-FIXE “Native American Inspired Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Must[...]
Saturday, May 28th at 2 pm Saturday, May 28th at 7:00 pm Sunday, May 29th at 2:00 pm THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD AT SIMON’S ROCK – DANIEL ARTS CENTER / 84 Alford Rd. Great[...]
Housatonic, MA–Berkshire Pulse Performance Celebration Fundraiser 2016 @ Bard College at Simon’s Rock | Daniel Arts Center McConell Theatre
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Benefitting the Tuition Assistance Program for Youth & Adults Saturday & Sunday, May 28th & 29th–Matinees @ 2:00 pm Saturday Evening, May 29 7:00 – 8:00 pm, reception to follow Tickets will be available May[...]
Special summit tour featuring detailed explanation of the current tower’s renovation project. Meet on the summit. Sunday, May 15 @ 1:00pm Saturday, May 21 @ 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm Sunday, May 22 @ 1:00[...]
Lenox, MA–The Taming @ Shakespeare & Co.
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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[...]

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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