Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Aug
24
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Sheffield, MA–Mass Audubon – Fantastic Fungi
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 sanctuary. We’ll explore mushrooms as the architecture of the forest floor. From tree communication to culinary delights, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to explore! Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Aug 24 @ 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 Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Aug
25
Sun
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Wildlands and Woodlands (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation about new research showing that protected open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but  also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities.
6-7pm.              Free and Open to the Public

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Aug
27
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tear & Talk Series: Daniel Czitrom on New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal @ ventfort hall
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

Prof. Daniel Czitrom latest book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Movement reveals several key themes that resonate today: vote fraud and suppression, police brutality, stubborn resilience of partisan politics and anti-urbanism in American life during the early 1890s involving the NY Police Department and Tammany Hall. Explosive charges and a crusade leveled against them rooted out corrupt cops and crooked politicians.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.
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Lenox, MA–Tea & Talk: New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal @ ventfort hall
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm

Prof. Daniel Czitrom latest book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Movement reveals several key themes that resonate today: vote fraud and suppression, police brutality, stubborn resilience of partisan politics and anti-urbanism in American life during the early 1890s involving the NY Police Department and Tammany Hall. Explosive charges and a crusade leveled against them rooted out corrupt cops and crooked politicians.

Cost to attend is $28 with an advance reservation and $32 the day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Aug
28
Wed
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Aug
29
Thu
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Housatonic Evening Paddle
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Aug
31
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Canoeing the Housatonic River
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Location: New Lenox Road, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.
Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Non-Members: $10. Children and Members are free. A guided tour of the house can be added before or after the guided walk. The price for the walk and tour together will be $15 for non-members.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Sheffield, MA–Mass Audubon – Fantastic Fungi
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 sanctuary. We’ll explore mushrooms as the architecture of the forest floor. From tree communication to culinary delights, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to explore! Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Sep
7
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 7 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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 of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Sep
8
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Forest Ecology Slide Show and Nature Walk” @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Identification of local plants and insects),    Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.

Sep
10
Tue
Lenox, MA–Summer Tear & Talk Series: Pieter Estersohn on Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates @ ventfort hall
Sep 10 @ 1:45 am

Leading international photographer Pieter Estersohn captures the beauty of thirty-five sublime country estates for his book Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates. The houses came from the drawing boards of Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore and others, built on land once owned by the Livingston clan. This scenic stretch of properties offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Sep
14
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 14 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
15
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
21
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 21 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
22
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Lanesboro, MA–“Mountaintop Walk” (Nature & History Walk on the Summit of Mount Greylock), @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Sep
28
Sat
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 28 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Sep
29
Sun
2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60+ FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day

FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ALL EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE –“2019 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS”—-

www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks

CLICK ON “READ MORE” & THEN CLICK ON  “EVENT WEBSITE”  ON NEXT PAGE

Lanesboro, MA– “Forests and Climate Change” Presentation @ Bascom Lodge--Atop Mount Greylock
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Presentation on how the presence or lack of forests impact climate), 6-7pm. Free and Open to the Public.

Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Sep
30
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–WordxWord event: Dreaming in America @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

 

Poets Creating Conversation
[Free]

Poets tackle the American Dream or poets dream in America. We’ll hold these truths to be self evident. Poet? Found out how you can participate.

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

Oct
13
Sun
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–Benefits of Wild Forests (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentation on why forests should be allowed to grow “wild”
Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.