Events

Oct
26
Fri
Washington, CT–11th Annual Cemetery Tour @ Gunn Historical Museum
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Take a candlelit tour through the Washington Green Cemetery. Meet some of the enterprising residents from Washington’s past – shopkeepers, merchants and farmers!

Tour starts at Gunn Historical Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT.

Free Admission; but  Donations are appreciated.

Rain Date: October 28, Sunday, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Washington, CT–11th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour: “Tales from the Depot’s Shopkeepers” @ Gunn Historical Museum
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Take a candlelit tour along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the cemetery and meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past!

The theme of this year’s tour is “Tales from the Depot’s Shopkeepers” featuring actors portraying Harold Anson, Betsey Averill, Carl Bader, Alpheus Baker, Beatrice Davenport, Abigail Irene Gunn, Thomas H. Hearn, Ezra Hull, Harris Swanberg, Robert Woodruff and June Wyant. Tour guides dressed in period costumes will take groups of visitors through the cemetery to listen to the shopkeeper’s tales.

 

When: Tours depart every ten minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 pm and last approximately one hour. Tickets will be distributed, on a first-come-first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 pm on Friday, October 26, and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out.

Cost: While there is no fee for this event, donations are greatly appreciated.

Refreshments, face painting for kids, and a Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart.

Rain Date for the Cemetery Tour: Sunday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

What to Bring: Tour guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes as they will be walking on uneven terrain.

Carpooling is encouraged since parking is limited.

Oct
27
Sat
Washington, CT–13th Annual Native American-Archaeology Round Table Conference @ Shepaug Valley High School
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:15 pm

The Benefits of Multiple Perspectives for Interpreting Our Local Histories and Cultural Heritage: Decolonizing New England Archaeology and Museum

“Colonialism” has been defined as when one nation seizes control of another nation’s natural resources & peoples for profit. An extreme form is “settler colonialism”, in which the invading nation attempts to permanently settle the territory by eliminating the native population & erasing its culture.1 In recent years, several researchers have branded the colonization of New England colonialism as settler colonialism.2 “Decolonization” is the act of undoing the effects of colonization. It includes removing the cultural biases of the dominant colonial culture from historical interpretations to allow a more accurate presentation of a country’s past & present history & heritage. Recently, the decolonization movement has begun to remove the confines of colonial histories in the study of indigenous & other once “marginalized peoples”. Acts like NAGPRA along with efforts to involve members from these communities in all aspects of historical study & programming have created new, more accurate interpretations that utilize archaeology, oral tradition, & written documentation to correctly incorporate indigenous, captive, & emigrant lifeways & thought into the larger history of the Americas. Papers presented in this conference express efforts by museum professionals, archaeologists, historians, & indigenous leadership to decolonize archaeological, historical, & museum studies in the 21st Century. Conference Organizers: Dr. Lucianne Lavin (IAIS) & Paul Wegner (IAIS.

1 Patrick Wolfe, 2006, “Settler Colonialism & the Elimination of the Native”, Journal of Genocide Research 8(4): 387-409; Danielle N. Bennett “Decolonizing Museum Session at NEMA”, November 19, 2017, web site entitled Museum Studies at Tufts University, http://sites.tufts.edu/museumstudents/2017/11/19/decolonizing-museums-session-at-nema/.

2 Amy Den Ouden, 2005, Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples & the Struggle for History in New England, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln; Jean M. O’Brien, 2010, Firsting & Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis; J. Kehaulani Kauanui, 2017, “Challenging Settler Colonialism in the Recovery of Wangunk Tribal History, Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut 79:37-40.

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This event will take place at the Shepaug Valley High School, located at 159 South Street, Washington, CT. For more details, visit our website at iaismuseum.org.

 Refreshments will be served. PUBLIC WELCOME!

 Admission is $10 at the door, which includes admission to the IAIS museum.

Please PRE-REGISTER by calling the museum (860-868-0518) or go onto our web site (iaismuseum.org) to ensure seating!

Gt. Barrington, MA–38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures: Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois @ Saint James Place
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

W. E. B. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington on February 23, 1868. He would become a figure of international importance—the first black man to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a tireless advocate for the rights of marginalized people everywhere, a founder of the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, and the author of countless influential works of scholarship.

Du Bois is a particular hero to the Schumacher Center because he understood that racial justice was inseparable from economic justice and that economic inequality was the engine and not simply the consequence of a deeper social inequality.

We believe that speakers Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield are doing economic justice work that builds on the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois— his commitment to black economic development, cooperative structures, and fair access to land.

Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, is working to end racism in the food system and establish a just land tenure system. The title of Penniman’s talk is “Farming While Black: A Legacy of Innovation and Resistance.”

Whitfield, co-founder and co-managing director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, has written and spoken extensively on non-extractive finance, reparations, and building investment structures that support community self-determination. The title of his talk is to be announced.

Organizer–Schumacher Center for A New Economics
Phone: (413)-528-1737
Email: schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org
Website: http://www.centerforneweconomics.org

Nov
3
Sat
Mass Audubon – Waterfowl on Berkshire Lakes and Ponds
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Berkshire Lakes, Various Towns
Instructor: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator
Audience: Adult Members: $12.00 and Non-members: $17.00

Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire Lakes in search of migrating waterfowl. First 5 participants will travel by Mass Audubon Van between sites (others may carpool). Minimal hiking involved. Bring a scope or binoculars, and snacks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Seeking Beauty: Nature Journaling @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Tammis Coffin – Educator, Mass Audubon

Audience: Adult Members: $12.00 / Nonmembers: $15.00

Greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. Relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails of Pleasant Valley. We will use the simple tools of paper and pen or pencil to get closer to our surroundings and ourselves. Guided writing and sketching deepens observations and expands creativity.

Each session will examine a different facet of the natural world. Bring a simple, unlined journal and writing/sketching tools, and dress for the weather.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Nov
12
Mon
Mass Audubon – Waterfowl on Berkshire Lakes and Ponds
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Berkshire Lakes, Various Towns
Instructor: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator
Audience: Adult Members: $12.00 and Non-members: $17.00

Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire Lakes in search of migrating waterfowl. First 5 participants will travel by Mass Audubon Van between sites (others may carpool). Minimal hiking involved. Bring a scope or binoculars, and snacks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Nov
17
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Seeking Beauty: Nature Journaling @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Tammis Coffin – Educator, Mass Audubon

Audience: Adult Members: $12.00 / Nonmembers: $15.00

Greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. Relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails of Pleasant Valley. We will use the simple tools of paper and pen or pencil to get closer to our surroundings and ourselves. Guided writing and sketching deepens observations and expands creativity.

Each session will examine a different facet of the natural world. Bring a simple, unlined journal and writing/sketching tools, and dress for the weather.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Nov
23
Fri
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Audience: Family (suitable for children 7 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy a moonlit evening at our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands and learn about animal adaptations for hunting at night. We’ll warm up with tea and hot cocoa after the walk.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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