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June 2021

Victorian Quadrille Orchestra

June 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The Victorian Quadrille Orchestra presents dance music from the Civil War and Victorian era. The orchestra invites you back to a time before electronics and recorded music as they perform original music written in the 1800s using authentic instrumentation. Hear Quadrilles, Lancers, Polkas, Waltzes, Reels and more.

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July 2021

Lee Earns a Living Exhibit

July 1 - July 31
Lee Chamber of Commerce, 3 Park Place
Lee, MA 01238 United States
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The Lee Historical Society presents “Lee Earns A Living” at the Scolforo Gallery of the Lee Library. The exhibit will trace the development of the local businesses and services from the first 1760 settlements through nearly 100 years of homespun living to the arrival of peddlers and general stores and then to retail stores and professional services. The exhibit will be liberally illustrated with photos, ads, business artifacts and correspondence.  Free and open to the public. Inquire at 413-243-0385 for…

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In the Shadow of the Founders “Greatest Generations” in American History

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

A talk by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University and award-winning author. At several strategic points in the American past, events have cast a particular generational cohort in a special, outsize role. Demos will discuss how Their lives and deeds have given a distinctive shape to our history, a recurrent and transformative charge of renewal. Onsite & via Zoom.

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History Talk – Prisons in Colonial America

July 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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A talk by Princeton Professor Wendy Warren. We think of the current carceral crisis in the United States as a purely modern phenomenon. This talk will explain the long history of prisons in North America, and examine what has not changed between the earliest prisons and today. Onsite & via Zoom.

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August 2021

Herman Melville’s Birthday and Monument Mountain Hike

August 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Celebrate the day (August 4, 1850) when Melville met Hawthorne on a hike up Monument Mountain. Read the poem they read together at the summit and share sparkling wine (they had champagne). Meet in the parking lot at Monument Mountain, off Route 7 in Great Barrington. Free event!

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September 2021

Virtual: Gatsby in Connecticut, the Untold Story

September 7 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Filmmaker and director Robert Steven Williams will uncover facts behind his documentary film Gatsby in Connecticut, when he gives a visual presentation on Gatsby in Connecticut, the Untold Story.

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Royal Hemlock Trail Hike at the Bidwell House Museum

September 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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Join Bidwell House Museum Trustee Richard Greene as he leads you on a walk on the Bidwell House Museum grounds as well as the BNRC’s Hudson-Howard property. This hike traces the route of the early residents of Township No. 1 from their homes to the 1st meeting house on a hill near the Museum. This walk will take you down old roadways, past foundations and stone walls of long-ago homesteads, and allow you to explore flora and fauna along the…

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Virtual Tuesday Talk: Showcasing 18th Century, Victorian & Jazz Age Fashions

September 14 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Diane Shewchuk, Curator at the Albany Institute of History & Art will provide a glimpse into what is involved in the creation of exhibitions featuring historic clothing. In this lively behind-the-scenes presentation, Shewchuk will discuss how dresses made of fragile silks and beaded chiffons are carefully put on mannequins. She will also talk about creating the proper silhouette and show you secrets of the dress trade by looking inside dresses from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries with an emphasis…

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Raid on Township #1 – Reenactment Weekend

September 18 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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$15 – $20

Experience a recreation of raids conducted by British Regular Forces along with Native and Loyalist allies in the Mohawk Valley after the Saratoga Campaign, 1778-1783. Reenactors will put on two public battle demonstrations to show how the raids were conducted, as well as provide visitors an idea of what the military camps looked like when both the British and Continental Armies were in Campaign. Cooking and sewing projects as well as fatigue duty will help bring to life a camp…

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Raid on Township #1 – Reenactment Weekend

September 19 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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One event on September 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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$15 – $20

Experience a recreation of raids conducted by British Regular Forces along with Native and Loyalist allies in the Mohawk Valley after the Saratoga Campaign, 1778-1783. Reenactors will put on two public battle demonstrations to show how the raids were conducted, as well as provide visitors an idea of what the military camps looked like when both the British and Continental Armies were in Campaign. Cooking and sewing projects as well as fatigue duty will help bring to life a camp…

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