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Fruitlands 8th Annual Craft Festival
Sat, Sep 22 | 10AM-4PM
Member Adult: $5;
Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child: FREE;

Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd from 10am-4pm

Enjoy original handmade craft by 48 New England Artisans during the 7th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands. The Festival is a two-day outdoor tented show set on the picturesque grounds of the museum. Quality juried craft, museum offerings, and stunning views has made the Festival a popular September destination for all. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping and find that original gift for the hard-to-buy-for! 

For your entertainment, there is a food truck, the Café, and live music, courtesy of the Summertime Trio, on both days of the Festival. The Guests’ admission also includes entry to the Museum exhibits and trails. It’s a fun day out with family and friends.

New this year, we will be partnering with our friends at Notch Brewing who will host a Beer Garden at the Craft Festival. Relax and socialize over a beer in between shopping and Museum explorations!

For more information about the festival and all the vendors attending, please click here.





The Trustees present Notch Traveling Biergarten at Fruitlands Museum
Sat, Sep 22 | 11AM-4PM
FREE

The Trustees and Notch Brewing are partnering to bring a series of family-friendly, outdoor ‘biergarten’ experiences to some of our parks, farms, and cultural sites this year.

Each biergarten will present family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment, and will highlight each location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders. The weekends will feature locally crafted session (low alcohol) beer by Notch, which grows its barley and malt locally in Hadley, MA. The gardens are modeled after European-style, outdoor beer gardens growing in popularity both nationally and internationally as more and more people look for ways to enjoy leisure time together with family and friends.

Here's what's happening at the Fruitlands Museum Biergarten this weekend...
(schedule and more details coming soon)

More Upcoming Biergartens
Check out all the upcoming Notch Brewing Biergartens presented by The Trustees >>





The Trustees present Notch Traveling Biergarten at Fruitlands Museum
Sun, Sep 23 | 11AM-6PM
FREE

The Trustees and Notch Brewing are partnering to bring a series of family-friendly, outdoor ‘biergarten’ experiences to some of our parks, farms, and cultural sites this year.

Each biergarten will present family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment, and will highlight each location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders. The weekends will feature locally crafted session (low alcohol) beer by Notch, which grows its barley and malt locally in Hadley, MA. The gardens are modeled after European-style, outdoor beer gardens growing in popularity both nationally and internationally as more and more people look for ways to enjoy leisure time together with family and friends.

Here's what's happening at the Fruitlands Museum Biergarten this weekend...
(schedule and more details coming soon)

More Upcoming Biergartens
Check out all the upcoming Notch Brewing Biergartens presented by The Trustees >>





Fruitlands 8th Annual Craft Festival
Sun, Sep 23 | 10AM-4PM
Member Adult: $5;
Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child: FREE;

Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd from 10am-4pm

Enjoy original handmade craft by 48 New England Artisans during the 7th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands. The Festival is a two-day outdoor tented show set on the picturesque grounds of the museum. Quality juried craft, museum offerings, and stunning views has made the Festival a popular September destination for all. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping and find that original gift for the hard-to-buy-for! 

For your entertainment, there is a food truck, the Café, and live music, courtesy of the Summertime Trio, on both days of the Festival. The Guests’ admission also includes entry to the Museum exhibits and trails. It’s a fun day out with family and friends.

New this year, we will be partnering with our friends at Notch Brewing who will host a Beer Garden at the Craft Festival. Relax and socialize over a beer in between shopping and Museum explorations!

For more information about the festival and all the vendors attending, please click here.





Painting with Pastels with Joelle Feldman
Tue, Sep 25 | 6-8PM
Member: $260;
Nonmember: $325;

Tuesday Evenings, September 18th- November 6th

This 8-week course is for beginning and returning artists who want to acquire fundamental skills and new approaches to painting with pastels. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Joelle Feldman’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether trying the medium for the first time or building on experience, students emerge from this eight-week course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for making art.

Please note that space in this course is limited and pre-registration is required

Register Now



Painting Materials and Methods with Jill Pottle
Tue, Sep 25 | 9:30AM-12:30PM
Member: $260;
Nonmember: $325;

Tuesday mornings, September 25th – November 13th: This 8-week course is for beginning and returning painters who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and new approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Jill Pottle’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether picking up a brush for the first time or the hundredth, students emerge from this course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for painting. Some basic drawing experienced is preferred.

 

Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Member $260, Nonmember $325 for 8-week series.

Supply list will be provided by instructor prior to first session.

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Night and Moonlight: A Transcendental Night Hike
Wed, Sep 26 | 7-9PM
Member: $9;
Nonmember: $15;

“Chancing to take a memorable walk by moonlight some years ago, I resolved to take more such walks, and make acquaintance with another side of Nature.” -Night and Moonlight by Henry David Thoreau

Join us under the Harvest Moon at the Fruitlands Museum for this Transcendental Night Hike. We will share a public reading of Thoreau’s “Night and Moonlight,” an essay printed in The Atlantic Monthly Magazine in November 1863. Next, we will take to the trails to discover nature by night and explore the elements, sites, and sounds that awaken when the sun sets.  Thoreau describes, “As for the moon, I had seen her only as it were through a crevice in a shutter, occasionally. Why not walk a little way in her light?” 

Please note that space is limited and pre-registration required.

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Candlelight Yoga
Thu, Sep 27 | 6:30-7:30PM
Member: $56;
Nonmember: $70;

This four-week course with Diane Borton is intended for those new to yoga and for those who would like to strengthen their practice. Come quiet your mind, relax your body, and allow your spirit to be filled with peace as you explore meditation, asana and breathe work. Students should wear comfortable exercise clothing, and bring a yoga mat, a blanket, and a pair of yoga blocks if you have them.

Please note that space in this series is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Registration is for full 4-week series. Classes meet Thursdays, September 13th, 20th, 27th, & October 4th.

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Conservation in Action
Thu, Sep 27 | 12:30-3:30PM
Free with Museum Admission

Thursdays this season, come by the Art Gallery to see conservation in action while conservator, Susan Jackson and her associates work to conserve the gilded frames of our Landscape and Portrait collections. Go behind the scenes, ask questions, and see some of the work that keeps our collections looking great through the years.

Free with Museum Admission

Dates for Conservation Include:

Thursdays, May 3rd-June 21st

Thursdays, July 12th- August 16th

Thursdays, September 13th-October 25th





Cancelled -- Friday Fitness at Fruitlands
Fri, Sep 28 | 9:30-10:30AM
Member: $80;
Nonmember: $100;

This event has been cancelled.

Come out to Fruitlands this Fall to get fit while taking in the inspirational scenery of Prospect Hill.

In conjuction with this season's exhbition, Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation, and inspired by William Cullen Bryant's enthusiasm for exercise, The Fruitlands Museum is offering a 6-week Fitness Series!

Led by Certified Personal Trainer, Theresa Hoberman, this progressive, personalized workout for all levels will strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and get your heart pumping. The exercises will build on each other weekly.

Workouts will be different each week and will include mobility and flexibility to warm up and cool down before and after each session, incorporating strengthening, pilates exercises and yoga stretches.

Fridays,  September 14-October 19 from 9:30-10:30am outdoors when the weather is amenable, inside on inclement days.

Exercise or yoga mat required. Please be sure to complete our provided health questionnaire and waiver before attending class.

About Our Instructor: Classes will be led by Theresa Hoberman, Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Mat, TRX and Barre instructor, Cycling instructor, as well as RYT 200 Yoga instructor.  





The Art of Storytelling
Sat, Sep 29 | 9am-Noon and September 30th 10am-2pm
Member: $80;
Nonmember: $100;

THE ART OF STORYTELLING AT FRUITLANDS

What makes a great story?  What makes someone a great storyteller?  Storytelling is something we engage in nearly all of the time with friends, family, colleagues, and the people we meet standing in line, but there’s a big difference between having a good conversation and telling a great story. 

In this interactive two-day retreat lead by professional storytellers Sara Sweet Rabidoux Kelsey, MFA and Amanda Goodwin, MFA (featured on & by The Moth, NPR, PBS, MassMouth, and Fugitive Stories) you'll learn how to select and shape the meaningful moments of your life and master the steps and structures for turning those moments into captivating stories.   

Retreat Schedule: Saturday, September 29th, 9am-Noon and Sunday, September 30th 10am-2pm 

Please note that space in this program is limited and registration is required.

Register Now



The Art of Storytelling
Sun, Sep 30 | 9am-Noon and September 30th 10am-2pm
Member: $80;
Nonmember: $100;

THE ART OF STORYTELLING AT FRUITLANDS

What makes a great story?  What makes someone a great storyteller?  Storytelling is something we engage in nearly all of the time with friends, family, colleagues, and the people we meet standing in line, but there’s a big difference between having a good conversation and telling a great story. 

In this interactive two-day retreat lead by professional storytellers Sara Sweet Rabidoux Kelsey, MFA and Amanda Goodwin, MFA (featured on & by The Moth, NPR, PBS, MassMouth, and Fugitive Stories) you'll learn how to select and shape the meaningful moments of your life and master the steps and structures for turning those moments into captivating stories.   

Retreat Schedule: Saturday, September 29th, 9am-Noon and Sunday, September 30th 10am-2pm 

Please note that space in this program is limited and registration is required.

Register Now



Painting Materials and Methods with Jill Pottle
Tue, Oct 2 | 9:30AM-12:30PM
Member: $260;
Nonmember: $325;

Tuesday mornings, September 25th – November 13th: This 8-week course is for beginning and returning painters who want to acquire fundamental painting skills and new approaches to painting with oils or acrylics. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Jill Pottle’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether picking up a brush for the first time or the hundredth, students emerge from this course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for painting. Some basic drawing experienced is preferred.

 

Please note that space in this class series is limited and pre-registration is required.

Member $260, Nonmember $325 for 8-week series.

Supply list will be provided by instructor prior to first session.

Register Now



Painting with Pastels with Joelle Feldman
Tue, Oct 2 | 6-8PM
Member: $260;
Nonmember: $325;

Tuesday Evenings, September 18th- November 6th

This 8-week course is for beginning and returning artists who want to acquire fundamental skills and new approaches to painting with pastels. A dynamic and accomplished artist, Joelle Feldman’s instruction includes weekly exercises and one-on-one teaching geared to all levels of experience. Whether trying the medium for the first time or building on experience, students emerge from this eight-week course with greater confidence and a renewed passion for making art.

Please note that space in this course is limited and pre-registration is required

Register Now



Wednesday Wonderings: Pre-School Program Series
Wed, Oct 3 | 10:30-11:30AM
Member Adult: FREE;
Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Adult: FREE;
Nonmember Child: $10;

The Wednesdays October 3-24, join us on the hillside to hear a story, make a craft, and explore the museum and grounds with your pre-schooler. Each week we will read stories based on a new theme. Each story will be accompanied by a craft or exploration that will illuminate the wonders of the natural world and history of Fruitlands Museum.

Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged

Register Now



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