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

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Jul 21 @ 8:00 am
To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955 — Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Members: $35.00 / Non-members: $40.00 Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.
Pittsfield, MA–“The Music Man” @ The Colonial Theatre-The Berkshire Theatre Group
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm
  The Music Man is about a con-man who ultimately does good by a community. “Professor” Harold Hill’s heart opens up through the course of one of America’s most beloved musicals. In the magical number[...]
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Marie Chouinard of Montréal, Canada is a “hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times). Her world-renowned company makes its Jacob’s Pillow debut with original and daring works honoring two French artists: the dynamic 24[...]
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4  
Norfolk, CT–Dvořák and Brahms @ Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
BRAHMS BRAHMS DVOŘÁK Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata Cello Sonata No. 1, in e minor, Op 38 (arr. for Bassoon) Piano Trio No. 3 in f minor, Op 65 at 7:00 PM • Music Shed •[...]
Sharon, CT–Far Away @ TriArts Sharon Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
Friday, July 7 8:00 pm Saturday, July 8 8:00pm Friday, July 14 8:00 PM Saturday July 15 8:00PM Friday July 21 8:00PM Saturday July 22 8:00PM Saturday, July 8 2:00 pm Sunday, July 9 2:00[...]
Stockbridge, MA–Children of a Lesser God @ The Fitzpatrick Main Stage--BTG’s Stockbridge Campus
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm
In today’s culture, there are endless methods of communication. Are we truly listening to one another? At the core of the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, written by Tony Award-winner Mark Medoff, is[...]
“It’s just that if you can’t deal with people, you have to make a start somewhere. With animals. Don’t you see? A person has to find a way of dealing with something. If not with[...]

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 15th annual Heritage Walks Weekends on three autumn weekends –Saturday & SundaySeptember 17 & 18, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2. More than 50 free, guided tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (MA) and Litchfield County (CT).

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