Hilltown Families


Handmade Valentine Cards are tokens of friendship and kindness while connecting and expanding an age-old tradition.

“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 is a tremendous believer in the transformative power of the arts, and she pays homage to this and her African-American heritage in this exhibit of visual poetry, which is especially appropriate for Black History Month. Read on for a description of the exhibit and some insights offered by the artist.

The Williams College Museum of Art will have a ragamala exhibit starting at the end of September. This miniature work of art comes from the museum’s remarkable Indian art collection. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art, poetry and classical music in medieval India, and should be seen in person. Fantastic multi-cultural and art education experience for all ages!

Remember the French movie “Amelie,” when Amelie finds the hidden box containing a boy’s memories behind the wall in her bathroom? Something similar happened in Hingham, MA, in 2008, except it was a whole workshop that was discovered! Under vines in a farm property, a New England woodenware and toymaker’s workshop was uncovered, preserved in time. You couldn’t make it up!

Over the next 6 months, in Old Sturbridge Village’s Visitor Center Gallery, an exhibit with the carefully preserved workshop contents will be open to the general public for the first time. Read on to discover why this is such a wonderful learning opportunity in our area, and also how you can maximize your visit to this exhibit.

The story of the Jewish community in the Pioneer Valley is detailed in a new exhibit at the Springfield Museums titled “One Hundred Years of Jewish Life in the Valley: From Shtetl to Suburb,” opening today! Through a combination of artifacts, photos, film, and personal histories, the exhibit documents the growth of the Jewish community in both size and influence from the early 20th century to the present day…

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