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June 2019

Tea & Talk – Egyptomania

June 18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $32

Recognized as a foremost Egyptologist, Dr. Bob Brier (“Mr. Mummy”) will examine the fascination with the ancient world along the Nile and the events that fanned the flames of “Egyptomania” including Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign that led to a new decorative arts trend, the Suez Canal Big Dig, the carting of gigantic obelisks to Paris, London and New York and the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

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Farm Friends

June 20 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

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Historic Walking Tour of Stockbridge

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10

Join us for a historic walking tour of Stockbridge! The stops and attractions include the old Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Library, Alice’s Restaurant, Main Street fountain, Congregational church, cemetery and Mission House. Tours will run on Saturdays (weather permitting) and will depart from The Red Lion Inn lobby.

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Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk

June 22 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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$15

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail on the gounds of the Bidwell House Museum as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years.  Part of the tour takes place in the Museum gardens while the last half takes you through some of the wooded trails on the property.  Dress for a hike and bring water and a snack.  

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Makers’ Day: Bread Basket Weaving

June 22 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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This multi use basket (10” x 3 1/2”) is perfect for serving bread or as a handy counter catch-all. Made on an oak base, weave your basket using natural and multi colored dyed reed, add a sturdy rim and leather handles. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FEE $40/36 MEMBERS; PLUS $25 FOR MATERIALS

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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours

June 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$5

Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner, bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening.

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Backstairs Tours

June 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour. The Backstairs Tour ticket includes: -The Backstairs tour -Mimosas on the Terrace -Up to 30 minutes of Q&A with the interpreters following the tour -Full admission to The Mount for the day -Regular guided house and garden tours

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Calf Cuddling

June 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until November 10, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$90 – $100

Spend an hour cozying up to our cuddly calves. Learn about our farm and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing, and walking our newest additions. This wellness trend is our most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health offers, like goat yoga.

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Tea & Talk – The Tragic Story of the Majestic Normandie Ocean Liner

June 25 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$28 – $32

A child with happy memories of crossing the Atlantic on ocean liners with his parents, author René Silvin will focus on the subject of his latest book the Normandie: The Tragic Story of the Most Majestic Ocean Liner. The French Line’s glorious and glamorous flagship first set sail from Le Havre on May 29, 1935 and died an inglorious death on February 10, 1942 at a New York dock on the Hudson River, two months after Pearl Harbor and with…

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Farm Friends

June 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

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