Hilltown Families

Families can learn about African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth’s, important role in American history (as well as local history) and the details of her life in Florence by...

Have you seen the permanent exhibit at Smith College Botanical Garden's Lyman Plant House that features panels of wood from over 170 trees from all around the world? "Woods of...

Last week an energetic group of Hilltown Families citizen scientists and Kurt Heidinger, Executive Director of Biocitizen, conducted our fourth annual rapid biotic assessment of the Westfield River in West Chesterfield....

There are many different entry points for thematically investigating history: fashion, architecture, industry, literature, and even food! This autumn, the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke will host a lecture series that...

When students study immigration in the classroom, they often do so through an historical lens... but what about immigration in modern times? This Saturday, community members and students interested in developing...

Kurt's call to action this month in "The Ripple"... be stewards of the rivers! Take action in September as citizen scientists by joining Hilltown Families and Biocitizen for our 4th annual...

This Sunday, August 25th, Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert series pays tribute to Lucy Prince, a notable African-American poet, songwriter, and storyteller of early Deerfield. A former slave, Prince's unusual life...

Project Native in the Berkshires has a new Native Butterfly House! This new addition will serve as a terrific community-based educational resource to help children and visitors understand the connection between...

Agricultural fairs are an important tradition in New England, and all across the country. Such events showcase rural skills and traditions, and help to promote a strong connection between communities and...

Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People A Family Guide The month of February is artist Norman Rockwell’s birthday month!  His birthday was on the 3rd, and to celebrate, the Norman...

American Textile History Museum What do sheep and baseballs have in common?  Find out at the American Textile History Museum!  Located in Lowell, MA, a city that played an important role...

Beneski Museum of Natural History Home of the World’s Largest Collection of Dinosaur Tracks Did you know that the world’s largest collection of dinosaur tracks is housed at Amherst College in...