Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Aug
13
Thu
ONLINE–Berkshire Botanical Garden Summer Author Series: Kathryn Aalto, Writing Wild
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Kathryn Aalto, whose new book, Writing Wild (available for purchase in our online shop), examines the pioneering and imaginative women who dared to do the unimaginable: to pick up a pen and write.

Aug
14
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–Family Fridays: Nature Matters with Jen Lahey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nature Matters is home to a diverse collection of animal educators. Many of these animals came to us because they were unable to survive in the wild due to an injury, or they were born in captivity and have never learned how to fend for themselves.

 

 

Birds of the Berkshires: Then and Now–Virtual Slide Show and Lecture
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A birds eye view of Berkshire County throughout the years
Presented by Zach Adams, Teacher Naturalist with Mass Audubon

 

Aug
15
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Contained Exuberance Walkabout Tour @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA

Each summer, we bring together some of the region’s most talented designers and invite them to create individual container gardens displayed in an exhibit called Contained Exuberance.

Windsor, MA–Fern & Woodland Plant walk at Tamarack Hollow
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn tips about fern identification and how to identify 10+ fern species, with Aimee Gelinas.

ONLINE LECTURE: Beyond Seneca Falls, Womens’ Suffrage Movement–Sharon Historical Society
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Heather Munro Prescott
No registration required. Please join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6312716761

Why does Seneca Falls play such a prominent role in histories of the suffrage movement? Part of the reason has to do with who wrote the first history of the suffrage movement. The dominance of Seneca Falls in the public memory of the suffrage movement has caused other activists to be neglected. In preparation for the suffrage centennial, scholars around the country are bringing new stories to light and providing fresh insights to the long story of women’s suffrage. This talk will show that the history of women’s suffrage in the New England region not only provides examples of critical suffrage activism on the state and local level, but also demonstrates how suffragists from the region helped build the suffrage cause into a national movement.

Aug
20
Thu
West Stockbridge, MA–Botanicals, Bitters, and Booze – Botanical Summer Cocktails @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA

Held in Conjunction with MoonCloud

Enjoy an in-depth conversation discussing the history, geography, medicinal origins and modern uses of the world’s beautiful cocktail modifiers. We will showcase the integral elements of amaro, vermouth and fortified and aromatized wines

Sep
6
Sun
CANCELLED–2020 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
12
Sat
ONLINE LECTURE: Beyond Seneca Falls, Womens’ Suffrage Movement–Sharon Historical Society
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Heather Munro Prescott
No registration required. Please join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6312716761

Why does Seneca Falls play such a prominent role in histories of the suffrage movement? Part of the reason has to do with who wrote the first history of the suffrage movement. The dominance of Seneca Falls in the public memory of the suffrage movement has caused other activists to be neglected. In preparation for the suffrage centennial, scholars around the country are bringing new stories to light and providing fresh insights to the long story of women’s suffrage. This talk will show that the history of women’s suffrage in the New England region not only provides examples of critical suffrage activism on the state and local level, but also demonstrates how suffragists from the region helped build the suffrage cause into a national movement.