♦Welcome to the Bidwell House Museum♦

The museum building will open for the season on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. 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.

Link to Internship Information


2015 is the museum’s 25th anniversary! This is a link to the full anniversary program. Take a look, and please plan to join us! Highlights include the 5/24 Opening Concert and Reception, 7/3 Township No. 1 Day and 8/15 Anniversary Gala Garden Party.

Saturday, June 27th 10 – 2:30 Workshop with Tom Wessels: Reading the Forested Landscape. For more information and reservations: Invitation to a Special Workshop with Tom Wessels


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


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


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.


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….



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


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.



 Enjoy the new interpretive trail:

The Historic Berkshires: An 18th Century Trail


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”


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