67 East Road, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Susan B Anthony Birthplace Msm
HISTORY OF THE ANTHONY HOMESTEAD
SUSAN BROWNELL ANTHONY - DAUGHTER OF ADAMS
This rural, Federal-style home was the birthplace and childhood home of Susan Brownell Anthony, an advocate for temperance and the rights of women. She was born in 1820 and lived in the house until the age of seven. She later returned here several times throughout her life. Anthony’s family had a long tradition in the Quaker Society of Friends, and she was raised to value the precepts of society, humility, simplicity, and in particular, equality. Anthony received a broad education and undoubtedly incorporated the instruction she received in this rural home into her later career.
As an adult, Anthony went on to be educated as a teacher in Philadelphia and taught in various schools from 1835 to 1860, earning 1/3 of the salary paid to her male cohorts. Frustrated by the restrictions placed on her because of her gender, Anthony moved to her family’s home in New York in 1849. There, she became an associate of Fredrick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, leaders in the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. Already an advocate of temperance and a good friend of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she also endorsed rights for women and in 1869 helped found the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. Anthony cast a ballot in the 1872 presidential election and was arrested and fined $100 by a judge who directed the jury to find her guilty. She refused to pay, but because the judgment was never enforced, she could not appeal to the Supreme Court.
In 1892, she became the National Woman’s Suffrage Association’s president. Susan B. Anthony did not live to see women get the right to vote, for she died in 1906, 13 years before the 19th amendment was passed.
93 Summer St, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Founded in 2007, Greylock Arts is an arts organization located in the Berkshires at the foot of Mount Greylock in the town of Adams, Massachusetts. With an emphasis on underrepresented forms of interactive and new media arts, Greylock Arts presents exhibitions and talks, develops educational programs, and fosters community involvement to facilitate a deeper public appreciation for emerging arts practice.
102-, 198 Railroad St, Cheshire, MA 01225, USA
Parking for Bike Path
14-18 Rockwell Rd, Cheshire, MA 01225, USA
Rounds Rock Trailhead
Appalachian Trail, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Jones Nose Trailhead
Jones Nose Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lanesborough, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.
Located in the Mt. Greylock State Reservation, the Jones Nose Trail, (trailhead in the Jones Nose parking lot off of Rockwell Road) is a 1.5m out and back trail or can be used as a link trail to access the AT North to summit Mt. Greylock (+2.9 miles) Jones Nose trail begins with a gradual ascent across open meadows to its peak where, on a clear day, there are spectacular views. The meadow is full of various wildflowers and this part of the trail is on the easier side of moderate. It then enters a forested area where the trail becomes narrow and rocky and increases in difficulty. It intersects with the AT North (take for another 2.9m to summit Greylock and pass over Saddle Ball Mounain) or follow the CCC Dynamite Trail (very overgrown) toward Sperry Road.
Lanesborough, MA 01237, USA
Mount Greylock Administration Building
1630 MA-8, Cheshire, MA 01225, USA
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail H.Q.
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a former railroad corridor converted into a 10-foot wide paved, universally accessible, passive recreation path. The Ashuwillticook runs parallel to Route 8 through the towns of Cheshire, Lanesborough and Adams. The southern end of the rail trail begins at the entrance to the Berkshire Mall off MA Rte. 8 in Lanesborough and travels 11.2 miles north to the center of Adams. Parking lots and restrooms are available at selected locations along the way.
The rail trail passes through the Hoosic River Valley, between the Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain Ranges. Cheshire Reservoir, the Hoosic River, and associated wetlands flank much of the trail offering outstanding views of the scenery and abundant wildlife. The name Ashuwillticook (ash-oo-will-ti-cook) derives from the Native American word for the south branch of the Hoosic River and literally means "at the in-between pleasant river," or in common tongue, "the pleasant river in between the hills." The name was adopted for the trail as a way to reconnect people to local history and the natural environment.
122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a not-for-profit professional theatre company with a three-fold mission: to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people.
Directions to our various performances venues are available on the “Visit” page.
Box Office: 413 236-8888
39 South Street (Route 7) Pittsfield, MA 01201
Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171.
111 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01220
Berkshire Theatre Group
Berkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County's oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre built in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts on multiple stages.
Our campus in Stockbridge, which is home to Berkshire Theatre Festival, presents work at two venues: The Fitzpatrick Main Stage and The Unicorn Theatre.
THE FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE (314 seats), founded in 1928, is the ultimate "summer theatre." This iconic building, designed by Stanford White, helped establish the Berkshires as a cultural destination. Each summer, the finest in classical theatre and world premieres are produced on our historic stage.
THE UNICORN THEATRE (122 seats), a theatrical jewel, is the home for new and emerging artists, and challenging and thoughtful work.
Berkshire Theatre Festival Campus
6 East Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Administrative Phone: (413) 448-8084
Ticket Office: (413) 997-4444
Our Pittsfield location is home to our oldest and newest stages: The Colonial Theatre and The Garage.
THE COLONIAL THEATRE in Pittsfield (780 seats) was built in 1903 and re-opened in 2006, following a $21 million restoration. This stage boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state of the art technical systems and hosts family entertainment, comedy, live music and more year round.
Located in the lobby of the Colonial is THE GARAGE. Its name pays homage to its former owner, Berkshire Auto Co. This newly developed venue, complete with stage, lights and sound system, is our dedicated space for local and regional music performers.
225 South Street Williamstown, MA 01267
In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders’ legacy, the Clark completed its master plan for the twenty-first century. This final phase of a transformational campus expansion program adds new facilities to support the growth of museum and academic programs; enhances the visitor experience of the Clark; improves circulation throughout the campus; and creates new levels of environmental sustainability across its 140-acre grounds while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.
1843 West Housatonic St. Pittsfield MA, 01201
Shaker Hancock Village
Hancock Shaker Village brings the Shaker story to life
and preserves it for future generations.
Go back in time, forward in thought. Living history museum in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
358 George Carter Road, Becket MA, 01223 USA
Jacob’s Pillow Dance is lauded worldwide as a “hub and mecca of dancing” (TIME Magazine), “one of America’s most precious cultural assets” (Mikhail Baryshnikov), and “the dance center of the nation” (The New York Times).
“The Pillow” is a treasured 220-acre National Historic Landmark, a recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival.
Each year thousands of people from across the U.S. and around the globe visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts to experience the Festival with more than 50 dance companies and 200 free performances, talks, and events; train at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S.; explore the Pillow’s rare and extensive dance Archives; and take part in numerous Community Programs designed to educate and engage dance audiences of all ages.
1040 MASS MoCA WAY North Adams, MA 01247
WHAT WE DO
MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. Much of the work we show in our light-filled spaces, on our technically sophisticated stages, and within our lovely network of late 19th-century courtyards is made here during extended fabrication and rehearsal residencies that bring hundreds of the world’s most brilliant and innovative artists to North Adams all year round.
We thrive on helping artists make work that is fresh, forward-looking, and engaging of the mind, body, and spirit…but we also believe that both our guest artists and audiences should enjoy their time with us. Our campus features free parking, affordably priced cafés, a full-service restaurant, delicious ice cream, great coffee, and an innovative microbrewery that spotlights locally malted grains and hops grown in our own Berkshire valley.
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183 Stockbridge , MA 01262
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Norman Rockwell Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art.
Norman Rockwell Museum presents, preserves and studies the art of illustration and is a world resource for reflection, involvement and discovery inspired by Norman Rockwell and the power of visual images to shape and reflect society.
The Museum advances social good through the civic values of learning, respect and inclusion and is committed to upholding the rights and dignity of all people through the universal messages of humanity and kindness portrayed by Norman Rockwell.
70 Kemble Street Lenox, MA 01240
Shakespeare & Company
Shakespeare & Company strives to be a thriving center of creative and collaborative excellence in Performance, Training and Education, rooted in Shakespeare’s work and the Elizabethan ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony. We are committed to nurturing the creative impulse, exploring the universal themes of human experience, engaging with the widest possible audience, and influencing future generations.
297 West Street Lenox, MA 01240
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Ste 2 Williamstown, MA 01267
Williams College Museum of Art
WCMA is a vibrant hub for learning and participation.
We believe in taking risks and testing creative, future forms of scholarship and teaching. We leverage our intimate size, college setting, and interdisciplinary context to generate experimental, hands-on learning experiences.
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. While best known for our acclaimed productions, WTF is also home to one of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.