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Becket, MA–Sonya Tayeh @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 18 @ 8:15 pm
LIVE MUSIC Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh presents you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance symphony that explores a mystifying, complex, and[...]
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are[...]
BARTÓK Quartet No. 3 SZYMANOWSKI Quartet No. 2 ROCHBERG Octet (A Grand Fantasia)  
Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family. We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just[...]
The Ashley House tells the intertwined stories of the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived here in the 18th century. Col. John Ashley built the house in 1735, and spent the next decades[...]
Becket, MA–Sonya Tayeh @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 19 @ 2:15 pm
LIVE MUSIC Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner and Drama Desk and two-time Emmy Award-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh presents you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance symphony that explores a mystifying, complex, and[...]
COPLAND An Outdoor Overture BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass, for cello and orchestra John WILLIAMS Highwood’s Ghost (world premiere) BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra  
Beethoven: Violin & Piano Sonata #8 in G Major, Op. 30/3 (1801-1802) Beethoven: Piano Quartet #3 in C Major, WoO 36 (1785) Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 (1861) 1-860-824-7126 info@musicmountain.org

Experience the Regions Rich and Varied Heritage.

Featured Tours & Walks

 

2018 – 17th ANNUAL “HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”

Sept. 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30–Autumn Weekends Are Filled With Free, Guided Intrepretive Tours:

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the annual Heritage Walks Weekends.  60+ free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

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 historic estate garden tours and town districts;  natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas.  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.

 

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