Hilltown Families


Tying local history with important national and international events, the Springfield Armory provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of military arms manufacturing and the history of the industrial revolution. In addition to opportunities to learn about history from exhibits, families can learn to be Junior Rangers or participate in special hands-on programs held during school vacation week!

The sights, sounds, and spirit of the Revolutionary War will come alive at Old Sturbridge Village this weekend with 1,000 historic reenactors gather for the 10th anniversary of the Village’s Redcoats & Rebels event. Now the largest military reenactment in New England, the two-day event features realistic mock battles and skirmishes between the Colonial and British troops and their allies. Supplement your child’s interest before going with our suggested titles, and screen a short video of what to expect when your family arrives…

Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade Historic Deerfield Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Go back in time and learn all about the Revolutionary War at Historic Deerfield this weekend!  The museum’s Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade offers a chance to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of 18th century New England, just as the Revolutionary War was beginning.  Families will find numerous ways to learn and experience history for themselves,… Read More

Westfield Colonial Harvest Day Saturday, Sept 29th, 2012 Take a step – a BIG one – back in time to 1669!  The city of Westfield is hosting the 8th annual Colonial Harvest Day this weekend – the event celebrates the history and culture of the city’s 17th century self. Downtown Westfield will be alive with Revolutionary War reenactments, a Harvest Hoedown accompanied by a fiddle contest and other live music, colonial games… Read More

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