The western side of the Bidwell House Museum

News from the Museum!

We are now open for the 2019 season!  Tours begin at 11 am and run on the hour, Thursday – Monday.  The last tour begins at 3 pm each day.  While you are waiting for a tour to begin you are welcome to hike the trails, have a picnic or take a walk along our Native American Interpretive Trail.  Maps for our trails can be found on the front porch of the Museum.  In addition to house tours we have a whole season of activities planned with our first history talk of the season scheduled for June 15.  For information on all of our upcoming events, head to our Events page HERE.

We have so many fun and interesting events happening this summer!  Our Open-Mic Music Festival is coming up on June 30 and our Bidwell Country Fair is the following weekend on July 6.  If you want to perform at the music fest click HERE for all of the details.   And if you want to enter a pie into our Bidwell Country Fair pie baking contest, you can find all of the details HERE.  Later on this season we have three more history talks, guided walks on te grounds and a summer garden party fundraiser.  The details for all of our events can be found on our EVENTS page.

The Bidwell House Museum is located at 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA and is open for house tours from Memorial Day until October. The grounds are open all year.

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About The Museum

The Bidwell House Museum, set in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts, is an elegant Georgian saltbox originally built circa 1760 as a parsonage. Authentically restored, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of beautiful grounds and hiking trails, the museum tells the story of the early settlement of the Berkshires. The museum is open Thursday through Monday between 11 am and 4 pm from Memorial Day to October, with tours on the hour.

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Don’t Forget…

The grounds and gardens are open all year!

You can take a hike on the trails or wander through the lovely heritage garden. We have a detailed trail map to help you find your way. You can always find copies of the map on our porch or download a copy.

Heather Kowalski

Heather Kowalski

Executive Director

Heather Kowalski joined the Bidwell House Museum staff in the fall of 2015 after moving to the Berkshires with her husband and two children. She became Executive Director in 2017. Prior to working at the Bidwell House Museum, Heather served as Registrar for the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for 11 years and before that she spent six year as Assistant Registrar at the Carnegie Museum of Art, also in Pittsburgh. Heather grew up in nearby Niskayuna, NY and holds a BA in Art History from Penn State University.

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