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Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56 An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn. also, August 17,[...]
Susan Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Old Newbury, will focus on “Henry Coit Perkins, 1839: Pioneer Photographer.” In that year, he most likely took the country’s first town views, those of Newburyport, MA.[...]
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56 An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn. also, August 17,[...]
Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October. Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander[...]
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Tickets: Preview: $47 …Tickets: $56 An absurdly hilarious evening of theatre…. are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.  This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn.   =============
Aug 22 @ 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[...]

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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