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♦Welcome to the Bidwell House Museum♦

The museum building is closed for the season. The grounds are open daily from dawn until dusk for hiking and nature watching. (Directions)

The Bidwell House is located on a country lane in the rural town of Monterey in the southern Berkshires of Massachusetts. Please explore our website: read about the colonial history of the region, learn about School Programs, discover fun volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Events:

Our Colonial Holiday of Thanksgiving Fundraising Party – Thank you for supporting the museum! Take a look at the fun photos on Berkshire Style.

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Fall Newsletter article continued: Barnabas Bidwell, America’s William Wilberforce?

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Board Member John Demos’ new book, The Heathen School, A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, was recently reviewed by Maureen Corrigan on NPR. You can listen to that review here.

Also, click here to listen to John Demos discuss his book with Frank Sesno of NPR affiliate WAMU.

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Thank you….

….for supporting the Bidwell House Museum at the Berkshire Summer Art School Garden Party! Take a look at the story and photos on Rural Intelligence….

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♦EVENTS♦

Take a look at the calendar of 2014 Programs, click here

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Thank you for supporting the Bidwell House Museum. Your generosity allows the museum to thrive, and you are helping to protect the 1750s homestead and 192 acres of open space. Take a look at the story and photos of the Colonial Thanksgiving Party on Rural Intelligence.

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 Enjoy the new interpretive trail:

The Historic Berkshires: An 18th Century Trail

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Take a look at the 7-31-12 Berkshire Eagle article about a 2012 intern project:

“Cracking the Code: Young History Scholar Deciphers 1759 Sermon”

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To learn more about the forest management initiative
at the museum, please click here.
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