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Bidwell House Museum

100 Art School Rd., Monterey, MA

The Bidwell House Museum is a New England heritage landmark that uses the history of its land house and collections to re-imagine, re-create, restore, and research colonial and early American life in Western Mass.


Upcoming Events

Concert and Opening Reception: "Amazing Stories from Centuries Past"

May 28, 2017|3:00 pm

Bidwell House Museum

Diane Taraz sings her own songs and others from the folk tradition that tell the true stories of people and events from early America. Enjoy songs abo... MORE

Birding Beyond Your Backyard

June 4, 2017|9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

With Doug Bruce and Tom Ryan. Designed for beginning birders who would like to expand their birding knowledge. This talk and walk will help take you f... MORE

Archaeology on Bidwell Grounds

June 17, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

What treasures lie outside the Reverend’s door? Professor Eric Johnson, Director of Archaeological Services at UMass, Amherst, discusses the archaeo... MORE

History Talk: Massachusetts–New York Border “Wars” in the 1700s

July 1, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

Gary Leveille, Berkshires historian and author, on the fifty years of boundary battles among the early Dutch and English settlers on both sides of the... MORE

Township No. 1 Day

July 8, 2017|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bidwell House Museum

A free community celebration of Tyringham and Monterey history. Colonial re-enactors, live music by local musicians, children’s activities, historic... MORE

History Talk: Native Americans in South County

July 15, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

Rene Wendell, Land Steward for the Nature Conservancy, will talk about prehistoric evidence of Native American life and discuss the first contacts of ... MORE

History Talk: Travels with Satan: My Fifty Years as a Witchcraft Historian

July 29, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

A talk by John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University and award-winning author. His book Entertaining Satan: W... MORE

History Talk: Cuffee Negro, Berkshires’ First Black Real Estate Agent

August 19, 2017|10:00 am

Bidwell House Museum

Berkshires historian Bernard A. Drew will tell the story of the most unlikely of real estate speculators, Cuffee Negro, also known as Cuffee Van Schaa... MORE