Experience the rich history, culture and nature in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area through hiking, biking, historic homes, river experiences and more.

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Events

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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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Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Instructors: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator; Zach Adams – Naturalist Audience: All (suitable for children 8 & up) Members: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Nonmembers: Adult $10.00, Child $6.00 Search for tracks, scat, and other signs[...]
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Instructor: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator Audience: Adult Members: $10.00     Nonmembers: $15.00 Get active during this hike to the summit of Lenox Mountain (2,126 feet), and take in an expansive 50-mile view from the[...]
4:00 pm
16th Century Spanish Polyphony and Contemporary Latin American Folk Music The concepts of Thanksgiving, The Dove, The Dew, Mary, Weeping and Remembrance are portrayed in Hispanic works of two different eras and styles. Featured are[...]
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Berkshire international Film Festival presents - THE POLLINATORS @ Bard College at Simon's Rock | Great Barrington | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Berkshire international Film Festival presents – THE POLLINATORS Sunday, February 2 at 3 PM at Simons Rock College, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FOCUS SERIES ‘The Pollinators’ is a cinematic journey around[...]
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
16th Century Spanish Polyphony and Contemporary Latin American Folk Music The concepts of Thanksgiving, The Dove, The Dew, Mary, Weeping and Remembrance are portrayed in Hispanic works of two different eras and styles. Featured are[...]
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up) Fee: Free Day Berkshire County residents are invited to visit Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary for free! Explore seven miles of beautiful trails and learn about our nature[...]
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Instructors: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator; Zach Adams – Naturalist Audience: All (suitable for children 7 & up) Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00 Enjoy a moonlit evening listening and watching[...]
9:00 am
Bad weather date: Sunday, February 9, Time TBD Join us at Beartown State Forest for a FREE 3-hour guided exploration in search of signs of wildlife. Enjoy a mid-winter’s day exploring nearby woodlands, marshes and[...]

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

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