A Winter Hike At The Bidwell House Museum

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

Enjoy some time in the winter woods!Join Rob Hoogs for an informative winter hike on the Bidwell House Museum trails where you can see not only evidence of the animals who make the woods their winter home but also of the people who lived on this land long ago. If there is snow, plan to...

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Tea with Tammy: The Story of Sarah Margu

The Bidwell House Museum is excited to host our second Zoom program of the year on February 28th with a moving performance by Tammy Denease. Sarah Margu is not a name that is widely known, but she was one of the children brought to America on the schooner Amistad. Originally from Sierra Leone, Margu eventually...

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Bringing History to Life: The Art of Historical Interpretation

See what it takes to reenact some of the most famous eras in history In 2021 and 2023 the Bidwell House Museum hosted two weekend-long living history events where dozens of people camped on the property and lived as if it was the time of the American Revolution. The dedication of these historical interpreters creates...

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Throwing Back: Massachusetts Pottery Heritage

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

Celebrate the opening of our 2024 season with a demonstration and talk by Rick Hamelin On May 26th the Bidwell House Museum will begin its 34th season with a hands-on program that introduces visitors to the history of redware, a theme that will be found throughout the season’s programming. Watch as renowned potter Rick Hamelin...

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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...

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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...

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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: -Musical performances by Steve Adams and  Oakes and Smith **Due...

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Herb Gardening in the Berkshires, Part I **This event has been cancelled**

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...

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...

“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...

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