Hilltown Families

Planning to staycation during February school vacation week? If so, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) have you covered with community-based programs and activities for all ages designed to expand your...

"Rhythms of a Faithful Journey" is an framed exhibit showing at Elms College in Springfield from Feb 3 to 23, featuring African-American artist and author Robin Joyce Miller. The artist herself...

Westfield State University will celebrate Black History Month by hosting a month-long celebration of events ranging from poetry performances, panel discussions, and interactive experiences.

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will...

A new exhibit at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History traces the journey of Big Y Supermarkets from a small neighborhood grocery store to one of the largest...

Computer code is what makes things work on our screens. Controlling everything from e-mail to video games, computer code has become incredibly important in our tech-filled world. Families can...

Find out about family holiday events in Western MA! We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week! -- Remember to...

Libraries are not just places to borrow books – they are places for play and learning for all ages, even babies. With winter just around the corner come in and explore...

A wonderfully innovative project, run by Professor Thomas E. Wartenberg’s "Philosophy for Children" class in Mount Holyoke College, gets the documentary treatment on WGBY Channel. The project is built on sparking...

What do storm drains have in common with art, watersheds, and poetry? They’ll all be a part of The Art of Clean Water celebration put on by Enchanted Circle Theater and...

Rich with community history, cemeteries across western Massachusetts offer families a variety of rich learning experiences this fall. From gravestone rubbings to tours of historic burying grounds, there are many...

Famed artist Henri Matisse had particular style when it came to the line-work of his drawings. Amazingly you can actually go and see for yourself as Mount Holyoke College Art Museum...

Imagine a historic fingerprint that goes back 6,000 years? The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s latest exhibition, "The Potter’s Tale: Contextualizing 6,000 Years of Ceramics," draws the curtain back on some...

Public radio stations offer a daily stream of information, bringing with it nearly endless learning potential. Listen Current offers educators short public radio news stories alongside resources for facilitating learning...

Young paleontologists unite! Resources for learning about dinosaurs abound here in western Massachusetts. From museum exhibits to hands-on paleontology activities to natural wonders, our region is rich with experiential...

If you look closely at our local landscape here in western MA, there is almost always a hidden story that tells the historical tale of life long ago. One such story...

Western MA has always had a great attitude towards the preservation of history and amplifying the many events and stories of the state's rich historical past. Historical societies and museums are...

A thought-provoking art installation at the Springfield Museums' Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is now open! Drawing from the well of magnificent western Massachusetts artists, this take on...

Juneteenth marks an important milestone in our history. Families are invited to events to celebrate the abolition of slavery and to connect to their community via freedom stories recorded by those...

Springfield Museums explore Modern American Masterworks from O'Keefe to Rockwell and how artists in the 20th century depicted the emergence of individuality in America along with the challenge to existing social...

Community-based educational opportunity available for all ages as fish lifts and ladders showcase a broad species of fish and the environmental challenges they face. Critical thinking is an essential by-product as...

The far-reaching impact of the Civil War meant that families lived very challenging lives, whether or not they were fighting on the front lines. On Thursday, May 20, Storrowton Village in...

Westfield State University’s Arno Maris Gallery presents “Threads that Bind,” a Middle Eastern textile exhibit. This exhibition inspires further discussion both about textile and fabric arts as well as Muslim...

"Steampunk Springfield: Reinventing an Industrial City" opens this Saturday at the Springfield Museums! Originated in the 1980’s, the term “Steampunk” describes a fantasy world where steam-powered technology of the Victorian era...

Made in the Happy Valley A Historical Lecture Series at Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke, MA The Pioneer Valley is home to an abundance of artists, writers, craftsmen, artisans, and tradesmen of all...

The Children’s Garden Project started in 2013 with two college students, a hodgepodge collection of garden tools and a goal: to connect urban children with nature and basic agricultural concepts through...

Since 1974, Westfield State University (WSU) has held special events during the month of February dedicated to informing students, faculty, and staff as well as the community about the importance of...

During this part of the year, the cold and dark make it difficult to truly enjoy the outdoors. For the past month, temperatures in the single digits have kept kids and...

Opening at the Springfield Museums this weekend is "Rainforest Adventure," a multi-sensory exhibit offering an interactive experience that both adults and children will enjoy as they learn together about one of...