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

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Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail. Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson[...]
1:00 pm
Location: Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield, MA Audience: Adult Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00 Discover the mystical world of fungi as we examine mushrooms big and small, edible and poisonous, on a walk around the[...]
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
“Nothing less than brilliant” (The Boston Globe), Boston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade, performing work by choreographic and visual artist William Forsythe, currently in a five-year artistic[...]
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the[...]
Aug 24 @ 2:15 pm
2:15 pm
In this choreographic riff, Urban Bush Women returns to Jacob’s Pillow drawing inspiration from the musical life and spiritual journey of legendary composer and saxophonist John Coltrane. “…More than a tribute to a jazz icon.[...]
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
The “Best Jazz Band in the State” (Connecticut Magazine) “gets your blood running” (Jazzbeat) with hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, and more. http://www.musicmountain.org/upcoming-concerts Box Office: (860) 824-7126 Email: info@musicmountain.org Music Mountain Festival
Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic[...]
Aug 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
6:15 pm
Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday[...]

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