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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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February 22 & 23, 2020–Two days of fun for all, indoors and out… food, live music, art exhibits, winter sports and hiking, tours, open houses, kids’ activities and more. Saturday, February 22, 2020 EVENTS— All[...]
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Woman suffrage leaders came from the Berkshires and came to the Berkshires to promote the right to vote. To mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment extending the vote to women, the[...]
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TO REGISTER / EMAIL GET DIRECTIONS 860-542-5422 If the weather cooperates to make the sap run, the GMF Sugar House will be open for tours on Sat. and Sun., Feb. 22 and 23 from 1:00[...]
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Drawn from: Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Poems and music from The Souls of Black Folk, 1903 Community Book Club & Discussion, The Souls of Black Folk with Randy Weinstein, Gwendolyn[...]
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Instructor: Zach Adams – Naturalist Audience: All (suitable for children 5 & up) Members: Adult $20.00, Child free Nonmembers: Adult $25.00, Child free Get crafty in our cozy red barn and build something that will[...]
Washington, CT–Etuaptmumk: Two-Eyed Seeing @ The Institute for American Indian Studies
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Etuaptmumk is a Mi’kmaw saying that translates to “Two – Eyed Seeing.” This concept refers to learning how to see from one eye the strengths of Indigenous knowledge, and from the other eye the strengths[...]
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Tom Coward has worked as a gardener from the age of 15 at various gardens, but it was at Great Dixter (as Fergus Garrett’s assistant) that he believed he really honed his horticultural skills and[...]
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Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies[...]

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

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