Exploring the History of New England Redware

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

In 2024 the Bidwell House has four great lectures planned for our summer history talk series and up first is redware expert Justin Thomas Early American pottery author Justin W. Thomas will be speaking on Saturday June 1, 2024 about the museum's red earthenware collection. These objects will be used to tell stories about red...

Free - $25.00

Unlearning in Order to Learn: A Conversation about Indigenous Histories

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

For the 2nd presentation in our summer history talk series, join Alice Nash as she explores local indigenous histories.Most of us have information in our heads about Indigenous peoples, learned in school or from popular culture. Much of this information is wrong or based on biased assumptions. This lecture with discussion will present the concept...

Free - $25.00

The Bidwell Country Fair

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

Join us for this FREE Community Event celebrating local history!The Bidwell Country Fair returns on June 22 from 12-5 pm and everyone is invited to this fun and free community event! There will so much to do on the grounds of the Museum including:-Diane Taraz performing her show "Come to the Fair"-Additional musical performances by...

Free

Herb Gardening in the Berkshires, Part I

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

Learn how to create and use your herb garden in this two part series! In the first of two workshops about herb gardening, join gardener Pat Parkins as she explores how to plan an herb garden for both culinary and medicinal uses. You will have the opportunity to work on a rough design for your...

$10.00 - $20.00

Stories From The Berkshire Militia

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

For the third presentation in our summer history talk series, learn about militias active in the late 18th Century Berkshires. Timothy Abbott, from Spencer’s Additional Continental Regiment, will share the stories of soldiers from Berkshire County who enlisted in the Continental Army & State Levies. Their involvement in the American Revolutionary era and their experiences...

$15.00 - $25.00

“A Voyage of Discovery”: A Unitarian Missionary in Early Berkshire County

Tyringham Union Church 128 Main Road, Tyringham, MA, United States

For the last presentation in our summer history talk series, we share the fascinating story of a Unitarian Missionary in Berkshire County In the autumn of 1827, Edward Brooks Hall, the young minister of the new Unitarian church in Northampton obtained support from the American Unitarian Association to undertake a missionary journey to Berkshire County...

Free - $25.00

Herb Gardening in the Berkshires, Part II: Harvesting, Drying, and Making

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

Join us for the 2nd workshop of our herb gardening series. In the 2nd workshop in our herb garden series, Pat Parkins will show you what to do when you’re your herbs have sprouted and are ready to be harvested. Starting with a sampling of medicinal plants readily found in our area, we will talk...

$10.00 - $20.00

A Meditative Forest Walk

The Bidwell House Museum 100 Art School Road, Monterey, MA, United States

Hannah Fries guides you through the Bidwell WoodsOn this meditative walk, your guide Hannah Fries will invite you to slow down, engage your senses, and take a closer look at nature all around you. She'll share tidbits of natural history and a few poems along the way, for an inspiring mix of mindfulness, science, and...

Free - $10.00