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Medieval Faire & Armored Tournament Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA Sunday, October 9 from 10am-5pm Medieval chivalry comes alive in the Berkshires at the Ventfort Hall 3rd Annual Medieval Faire & Armored Tournament in Lenox, MA on Sunday, October 9th from 10am-5pm … and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky family! The Medieval Faire & Armored Tournament is an excellent way to learn about medieval… Read More

Redcoats & Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village Weekend of August 6th & 7th History comes alive as Redcoats & Rebels, New England’s largest military reenactment, returns to Old Sturbridge on August 6th & 7th … and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one family for the weekend! Redcoats & Rebels is an excellent way to explore early American history with the family at one of our local… Read More

Historic Deerfield: That Museum Town My mom and I had a little time on a sunny day a few weeks back and took the kids to Historic Deerfield. To be very honest, I felt like it might be a tough sell. I have three boys. They are 4½, 6 and 11½ years old.  My oldest has been very tween-y lately. My youngest has been very sleepy, running himself ragged at the Parent’s… Read More

New Family Programs Celebrate History and Nature Have you ever wondered what life was like for families in Colonial America? How were clothes made? Where did foods come from? How did people survive without modern appliances? The 2010 summer family programs at Historic Deerfield will explore the lives of colonial families, and various aspects of their nature-based life. The Earth’s soil is a major element sustaining the planet. The rich, fertile soil… Read More

Discovering Colonial America in Deerfield On Saturday, Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA, hosted A Cozy Winter Day at their Hall Tavern. Many Hilltown families gathered together to experience some of the rich history of early New England. The day’s presentations included a hands-on approach to illustrate the homestead activities in which early settlers may have participated, such as sewing, cooking, storytelling or singing songs. Families passed the blustery winter afternoon as early… Read More

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