Events

Jul
21
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Bidwell House History Talk- Frenemies: Relationships between European colonists and Mohicans in 18th Century New England @ Tyringham Union Church
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am

Join Judy Putnam Hartley, Stockbridge Munsee Mohican tribal elder, as she discusses the “friendly” Indians who encountered and fed  Henry Hudson in 1609. By the time the Mohicans moved to Stockbridge in the 1730s they had a history of navigating European interactions. The Mohicans willingly served alongside the Colonists in wartime, yet the failure of English-Mohican shared governance in Stockbridge and unsatisfactory court petitions regarding land disputes repeatedly called into question whether the relationship was one of friends, enemies or both? Ms. Hartley will share some of her ancestors’ own words in reflecting on these encounters.

Members: $10. Non-members: $15.

@ The Bidwell House Museum
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm

A new tour being offered this season is the Native American Guided Walk of the Woodlands and Hunting Grounds. Created in conjunction with an ongoing effort by The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area to create a Native American Heritage Trail in the region, this tour retraces 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. Visitors may take this as a self-guided walk using a brochure and map found on the front porch of the Museum. Once a month, Bidwell House Museum Board of Trustees President Robert Hoogs will lead this new tour as a guided walk.

The cost for the guided walk will be: adults $15 and seniors $10, children are free. This fee includes a guided-tour of the house either before or after the guided walk. The self-guided walk is free of charge.

The Museum is open Thursdays to Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 11 am to 4 pm with house tours on the hour, Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The museum grounds—192 acres of gardens, woods, fields, historic stonewalls, trails and picnic sites—are open all year free of charge. The program of events can be found on the museum’s website: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

The Bidwell House Museum is a New England heritage site providing a personal encounter with history, early American home life, and the Berkshire landscape through its land, house and collection. The Museum is a non-profit educational institution for the benefit of the community and today’s audiences of all ages, dedicated to preservation, scholarship and enjoyment of the landmark site.

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

The Berkshires Early American History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1760’s

Monterey, MA–A Guided Walk: Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jul 21 @ 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. Adults $15, Seniors $8 and children are free. This fee includes a guided house tour either before or after the guided walk

Call the Museum to pre-register, 413-528-6888.

A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

 

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Stockbridge, MA–MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: The Stockbridge Sinfonia @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of music, on the Museum’s terrace with this long-running community orchestra, which celebrates the talents of developing musicians and seasoned performers.

Free concert. Museum admission is not included.

 

Aug
25
Sat
@ The Bidwell House Museum
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm

A new tour being offered this season is the Native American Guided Walk of the Woodlands and Hunting Grounds. Created in conjunction with an ongoing effort by The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area to create a Native American Heritage Trail in the region, this tour retraces 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. Visitors may take this as a self-guided walk using a brochure and map found on the front porch of the Museum. Once a month, Bidwell House Museum Board of Trustees President Robert Hoogs will lead this new tour as a guided walk.

The cost for the guided walk will be: adults $15 and seniors $10, children are free. This fee includes a guided-tour of the house either before or after the guided walk. The self-guided walk is free of charge.

The Museum is open Thursdays to Mondays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from 11 am to 4 pm with house tours on the hour, Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The museum grounds—192 acres of gardens, woods, fields, historic stonewalls, trails and picnic sites—are open all year free of charge. The program of events can be found on the museum’s website: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

The Bidwell House Museum is a New England heritage site providing a personal encounter with history, early American home life, and the Berkshire landscape through its land, house and collection. The Museum is a non-profit educational institution for the benefit of the community and today’s audiences of all ages, dedicated to preservation, scholarship and enjoyment of the landmark site.

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

The Berkshires Early American History Museum
National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1760’s

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Aug 25 @ 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.

Adults $15, Seniors $8 and children are free. This fee includes a guided house tour either before or after the guided walk. Call the Museum to pre-register, 413-528-6888.

A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

Sep
1
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Narrated Painting and Drawing Demonstrations: Painting Like Rockwell @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Sep 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join illustrator/painter Dan Howe as he explores, explains, and demonstrates Norman Rockwell’s process for creating a painted image. Through live drawing and painting demonstrations and discussions, the step-by-step technique of America’s most beloved illustrator will be brought to light. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

 

Sep
8
Sat
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 8 all-day
Sep
9
Sun
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 9 all-day
Sep
15
Sat
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 15 all-day
Sep
16
Sun
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 16 all-day
Sep
22
Sat
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 22 all-day
Sep
23
Sun
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
28
Fri
Kent, CT–Conn. Antique Museum Assoc’s 34th Anniversary of our famous Kent Fall Festival @ CAMA (CT Antique Museum Assoc) museum grounds
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

This event is held rain or shine. We have plenty of indoor shelter.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter.  All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines.  We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive.  As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather  and the will of the machinery gods.

See the now completed addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.  John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Sep
29
Sat
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 29 all-day
Kent, CT–Conn. Antique Museum Assoc’s 34th Anniversary of our famous Kent Fall Festival @ CAMA (CT Antique Museum Assoc) museum grounds
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

This event is held rain or shine. We have plenty of indoor shelter.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter.  All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines.  We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive.  As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather  and the will of the machinery gods.

See the now completed addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.  John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Sep
30
Sun
2018 HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS – 60 FREE EVENTS IN THE BERKSHIRES, MA & LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT
Sep 30 all-day
Kent, CT–Conn. Antique Museum Assoc’s 34th Anniversary of our famous Kent Fall Festival @ CAMA (CT Antique Museum Assoc) museum grounds
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

This event is held rain or shine. We have plenty of indoor shelter.

Our restored drag saw will be demonstrated, as well as our American #1 sawmill. Both have plenty of logs to be cut. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of the sawmill, as well as our other wood handling machinery including an antique planer and a splitter.  All this in our consolidated wood handling area at the north end of the exhibit field.

Skip Kern, our lead man in the Blacksmith Shop, plans a full weekend of demonstrations along with a number of other area blacksmiths setting up shop in and near ours.

There has been much cosmetic improvement in our Industrial Hall of Steam. Come see the improved appearance and stay for the live demonstrations of our various antique steam engines.  We will be running the Nagle-Corliss engine that saw its operational debut at our 2015 show.

Take a ride on Hawaii Railway #5, a restored 1925 Baldwin narrow gauge locomotive.  As always, the ride is free and as always the running of #5 is subject to weather  and the will of the machinery gods.

See the now completed addition to the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science.  John Pawloski and a dedicated team have been hard at work preparing special new exhibits for this substantial addition.

Besides all of CAMA’s permanent exhibits, the grounds will be filled with vendors and outside exhibitors that have brought items to be sold, or shown off.

Oct
6
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–Narrated Painting and Drawing Demonstrations: Painting Like Rockwell @ Norman Rockwell Museum
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join illustrator/painter Dan Howe as he explores, explains, and demonstrates Norman Rockwell’s process for creating a painted image. Through live drawing and painting demonstrations and discussions, the step-by-step technique of America’s most beloved illustrator will be brought to light. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

 

Nov
17
Sat
Monterey, MA–Colonial Thanksgiving Party @ The Bidwell House Museum
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Bidwell House Museum

Benefit for the museum with live music, refreshments, silent auction and good cheer.
For tickets: 413-528-6888.
A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s