Hilltown Families


Often, immigration is taught to students in a way that focuses on the history of immigration in the United States. Central to the development of our country and responsible for bringing people from all over the world to be part of communities across America, immigration is discussed with students mainly in the past tense.

For the third year, Norman Rockwell Museum is partnering with the Berkshire Immigrant Center to host a naturalization ceremony, to be held in the Museum’s galleries, held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings. This special ceremony presents a rare opportunity for families to support these new residents while using the event as a chance to discuss reasons why people might want or need to immigrate to America.

Stories about princes and princesses, and quests and bravery in the face of extraordinary odds, have remained an essential part of our culture’s foundation, shared by parents and children for many generations— they have also inspired countless artists along the way. A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than 75 picture books, many of which bring such classic tales to life. Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” beginning Saturday, December 7th….

Take a journey through history, from sea to shining sea, through the art of Wendell Minor, our nation’s premier historical picture book illustrator at the exhibit, “Wendell Minor’s America,” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. Opens this Saturday, Nov 9th…

When students study immigration in the classroom, they often do so through an historical lens… but what about immigration in modern times? This Saturday, community members and students interested in developing a well rounded view of immigration can attend a naturalization ceremony in the Berkshires. By exploring modern immigration, students can develop an understanding of what immigration means in modern times…

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Altered Realities and the Land of Make-Believe”  Summer Lecture and Performance Series Fairy tales are the focus of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s special exhibit this summer. “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creations of a Classic,” features over 200 pieces, including conceptual drawings, character studies, storyboards, and animation drawings from the classic 1937 Walt Disney film. Based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the… Read More

From Silver Mines to Labyrinths. Fiddler on the Roof to The Tempest. Laura Ingalls Wilder to Citizen King… These are just a few of the learning highlights we’re featuring this week, including opportunities to get outside and take the family snowshoeing! Get out into your community and learn while you play! And be sure to check our list of supporting book titles to supplement the learning on the different topics highlighted each… Read More

World of Adventure with Howard Pyle Family Festival Day at Norman Rockwell Museum Saturday, August 4th, 2012 Explore history, as depicted in artist Howard Pyle’s illustrations, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA!  The museum’s newest exhibit features nearly 80 of Pyle’s works, created between 1876 and 1910, the subjects of which include Arthurian England, heroes of the American Revolution, and the fate of Scottish so-called pirate Captain Kidd. On Saturday,… Read More

Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People A Family Guide The month of February is artist Norman Rockwell’s birthday month!  His birthday was on the 3rd, and to celebrate, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA continues to offer resources for families to learn about his art.  In addition to the works available in the museum’s galleries, families can take an even greater in-depth look at Rockwell’s art using information available on… Read More

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates the Spirit of the Season with “Norman Rockwell and the Ghost of Dickens” Celebrate the holidays as well as the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens with a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum! As a child, Rockwell’s father read him Dickens’ work, and it greatly influenced his painting later in life.  The museum is currently displaying an exhibit titled, “Norman Rockwell and the Ghost of Dickens,” which is… Read More

Norman Rockwell Museum to Host 2nd Annual World Rhythms Community Day Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the reopening of Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio with the second annual World Rhythms Community Day, to be held Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, from 12 to 4 p.m. Inspired by Rockwell’s “Golden Rule,” a 1961 “Saturday Evening Post” cover emphasizing the importance of cultural and interpersonal understanding, the event will provide an afternoon of family fun with… Read More