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Literary Trail
Explore the properties that inspired literary masters to craft the language of nature.
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Literary Landscapes
Esteemed writers once inhabited what are now Trustees historic houses, and trod the supporting grounds across three centuries.
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Join The Trustees’ celebration of the landscapes that inspired literary masters to craft the language of nature. We invite you to take part in one of our upcoming talks, tours, and workshops about books, the writers’ craft, or the literary history of some of our most inspirational places:

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Friday, September 29 | 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Artist Talk: Greg Lookerse
Join Artist-in-Residence, Greg Lookerse as he discusses his recent works created at Fruitlands Museum.
Saturday, September 30 | 2-3PM
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, September 30 | 1PM & 2PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Woods & Words: Rivulet Trail Walk
Walk the same landscape that inspired Bryant’s nature poetry and early American conservation!
Saturday, September 30 | 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Nature Sojourning: A Nature Play Group
Nature-based stories, music and exploration with preschool aged children.
Thursday, October 5 | 10-11:30AM
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, October 7 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Harvest Fest
Enjoy the abundance of the New England landscape at this celebration of the autumn harvest!
Sunday, October 8 | 10AM-4PM
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, October 8 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Monday, October 9 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, October 14 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Rivulet Spirals - Art Opening
Art, literature & nature Intersect in this new art installation along the Rivulet Trail!
Saturday, October 14 | 11AM-1PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, October 15 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Nature Sojourning: A Nature Play Group
Nature-based stories, music and exploration with preschool aged children.
Thursday, October 19 | 10-11:30AM
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

Into the Books Curator Tour
Join Fruitlands Curator and Trustees Archives staff for this in depth behind-the-scenes tour of the books found in
Thursday, October 19 | 6:30-8PM
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA

Homestead Haunted House
Discover what lurks in the shadows upstairs at the Bryant Homestead!
Friday, October 20 | 6-10PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Homestead Haunted House
Discover what lurks in the shadows upstairs at the Bryant Homestead!
Saturday, October 21 | 6-10PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, October 21 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, October 22 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Nature Sojourning: A Nature Play Group
Nature-based stories, music and exploration with preschool aged children.
Thursday, October 26 | 10-11:30AM
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, October 28 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Homestead Haunted House
Discover what lurks in the shadows upstairs at the Bryant Homestead!
Saturday, October 28 | 6-10PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Homestead Haunted House
Discover what lurks in the shadows upstairs at the Bryant Homestead!
Sunday, October 29 | 6-10PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, October 29 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, November 4 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Literary Spirit Closing Reception
Help us celebrate the closing of our Main Season and Literary Spirit of Fruitlands Museum and the Old Manse exhibition
Saturday, November 4 | 3-5PM
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, November 5 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, November 11 | 1Pm, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, November 11 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, November 12 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Autumn Leaf Hunt
Scavenger hunts, nature journaling and all things fall are to be enjoyed at this family explorer event.
Sunday, November 12 | 10AM-12Noon
Stevens-Coolidge Place
North Andover, MA

Louisa May Alcott: Beyond Little Women
Join us at Fruitlands for this lively living history presentation with acclaimed performer, Marianne Donnelly.
Wednesday, November 15 | 7-9PM
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard, MA

Curator Talk: Literary Artifacts and Stories
Curator Talk - learn about Old Manse letters and books!
Thursday, November 16 | 6-8PM
The Old Manse
Concord, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, November 18 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, November 19 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Saturday, November 25 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

William Cullen Bryant: Poet, Editor & Conservationist
Learn about Bryant's extraordinary life & experience the landscape that inspired his poetry!
Sunday, November 26 | 1PM, 2PM & 3PM
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA