Image of the Museum and garden from a drone, August 2019News from the Museum

Welcome to the Bidwell House!

Coming upon Saturday October 5 we are hosting what should be a fascinating talk and walk about early New England epitaphs.  Then on Saturday November 16 we will be holding our annual fall fundraising party at the Museum with food by Kate Baldwin and music by Bonner McAllister and Joe Baker. Head over to our EVENTS PAGE for details on how to register for the Saturday walk or buy tickets to the fall party.

We are open for tours until the end of October, so stop by if you want to learn about life in the Berkshires in the 18th century!  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.

Thank you to everyone who attended the summer garden party fundraiser on August 3!  Despite the rain we raised money for the Museum had a great party.  You can see photo from the event HERE.

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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