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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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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Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 2 pm –6/23, 6/24 Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to[...]
Becket, MA–Ragamala Dance Company @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:15 pm
8:15 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 2:15 pm– 6/23, 6/24 “Soulful, imaginative, and rhythmically contagious,” (The New York Times) Minneapolis-based Ragamala Dance Company is highly acclaimed for creating a genre of performance that brings together[...]
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm
8 pm–6/15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 2 pm–6/16, 21, 23, 28, 30 3 pm–6/27, 24, 7/1 A hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES is[...]
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
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[...]
Stockbridge, MA–Church & State stage play @ berkshire theatre group--unicorn theatre
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm
Hailed as “crackling, resonant, humorous” by NPR and written by Emmy Award-nominated Jason Odell Williams (Brain Games), Church & State is a provocative, fast-paced and witty look at the life of a politician, whose belief[...]
Becket, MA–Danish Royal Ballet @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
8 pm– 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 2 pm –6/23, 6/24 Revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, the Royal Danish Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in over a decade to[...]
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
NPR’s oddly informative news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis.[...]
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm
Set in the 1920’s and loosely based on the Barrymores – it is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way. A big, splashy new musical from William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, the creators[...]

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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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