Hilltown Families

Well-known education resource Khan Academy, a free web site offering video-based learning to students, sparked a small revolution in the utilization of video in the classroom. Here, modern learning technology offers...

Featured here are contemporary conversations about modern day education, including the voices of "inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates,...

Local Traditions & Cultures: Agricultural Fairs As summer winds down and signs of autumn appear, annual agricultural fairs throughout Western Massachusetts mark the season with celebrations of local culture through the...

Agricultural fairs are a great way to explore the domestic arts and understand the quality of items made by hand. Exhibition halls are filled with different handmade crafts and culinary arts,...

3 Community-Based Events Support Interests & Education Through the Lens of Quilting

Often, math and art are seen as opposites: structure and the lack thereof. At the intersection of the two, however, lies quilting: an art form that is inherently mathematical. Families can...

An age-old skill, knitting provides us with some of our most treasured warm clothes. Learning the art of knitting can not only help to provide warmth, but can lead to explorations...

Interested in learning a domestic art skill to share and exhibit at next year’s agricultural fairs? Explore and engage in community resources to support your interests and education, and get...

An interest in textiles and the domestic arts can be a lens into learning about other cultures, local history, and industry. Here are three free community-based events coming up this month...

Agriculture has it's influence in all facets of food, habitat, and culture in New England. Artists often reflect back to us this influence in their art work, finding inspiration in the...