Hilltown Families


This week on the Hilltown Family Variety Show we are rebroadcasting our Underground Railroad Episode featuring songs like “Freedom Train,” “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” Wade in the Water,” and many other great songs. We’re also featuring resources to assist educators and families wanting to learn more about the Underground Railroad in American history….

Mavis Staples, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient, is coming to the Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA, on Nov 7th… and Hilltown Families has a pair of tickets to giveaway for a parents’ night out!

Hampshire County Law Day 2013 Spoken Word Contest for Middle & High School Youth As we teach our children how to conceptualize the world, they are most certainly forming their own opinions about what it means to live and exist within it.  We give them lots of information on the past, and perhaps even more than that, we give them advice and guidance for navigating today and the future.  We share with… Read More

Underground Railroad Quiz Listen to the HFVS Podcast Before Taking Lloyd Miller from the Deedle Deedle Dees writes: Our friends at the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) put together a special program all about the Underground Railroad. Our songs “Underground Railroad” and “Henry Box Brown” are on it. So are great versions of traditional songs by Taj Mahal and Bill Harley, a story read by Morgan Freeman and much more. Listen to… Read More

50th Anniversary of The Snowy Day The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents a new exhibit – The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.  Opening on June 26th, 2012 the exhibit is made up of over 80 of Keats’ works, including sketches, collages, and drawings, photographs of the author, and some of his less well-known Asian art and haiku, and will run through October 14, 2012. Keats’… Read More

Listen to Podcast: Hilltown Family Variety Show Underground Railroad Episode Saturday from 9-10am Originally airing on January 23rd, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST The Deedle Deedle Dees – “Underground Railroad” [Freedom in a Box!] Mountain Heart – “Gospel Train” [Road that Never End] Kim & Reggie Harris – “Harriet Tubman / Steal… Read More

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World … and more stories about African American history This January, as America prepares to commemorate the birthday of our country’s most iconic civil rights leader and Black History Month, families can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and other heroes of African American history in an entertaining and educational new Scholastic Storybook Treasure DVD release, March On! The Day My Brother… Read More

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