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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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May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA. THIS FREE EVENT IS FOLLOWED AT 7 PM, BY AN OPTIONAL PRIX FIXE DINNER MENU that[...]
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets: $40 Directed by Playwrights Horizons founder, Bob Moss (Fiorello!, A Class Act), Mary Mott (Butter to the Edges) shares her funny, personal and poignant thoughts about the things we tend not to talk about.[...]
May 26 @ 7:30 pm
Please join the Literacy Network of South Berkshire for an incredible evening of classical music with world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. This concert, featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Mozart, offers a unique opportunity[...]
Pittsfield, MA–“Typhoid Mary” stage play @ Barrington Stage--St. Germain Theater
May 26 @ 7:30 pm
also at 3 pm – may 27, june 2, 3, 7, 9,10, 14, 16 This is the story of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, in her personal battle between religion and science. This[...]
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Fun, Beekeeping demo, live bees and honey. THIS IS A “FREE” PUBLIC PROGRAMMING EVENT OFFERED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA. AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, BASCOM LODGE AT[...]
Meet the artist at this special closing event for Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, which will feature drawing demonstrations, exhibition tours, readings, and a talk and book signing by the artist.[...]
May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Tickets: $40 Directed by Playwrights Horizons founder, Bob Moss (Fiorello!, A Class Act), Mary Mott (Butter to the Edges) shares her funny, personal and poignant thoughts about the things we tend not to talk about.[...]
A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s Passed down for generations, folk songs show centuries of attitudes and beliefs that have fascinating[...]

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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