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Abominable Snowman Tracking
Fri, Feb 23 | 1-2PM
Adults FREE. Member Child $5. Nonmember Child $10.

Join us at the Fruitlands Museum during February School Vacation week for some Staycation fun! The Abominable Snowman has made his way to the Fruitlands Hillside and we need your help to find him! Follow his tracks and look for clues as we search for the Abominable Snowman along the trails and meadows.

We will meet at the Wayside Gallery for a story time and some lessons in tracking techniques. Then we will take the trails and see if we can find the Fruitlands Snowman.

This activity is perfect for children in grades K - 5. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please help us to plan and pre-register online.

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Frozen Fruitlands
Sat, Feb 24 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Frozen Fruitlands
Sun, Feb 25 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Full Moon Owl Prowl
Sat, Mar 3 | 7-9PM
Member $9. Nonmember $15. Children 12 and Under FREE.

This program has SOLD OUT for both February 3rd and March 3rd. 

We had added an additional date! 03/31 Full Moon Owl Prowl 

With the full moon as our guide, we are taking to the trails of Fruitlands Museum to see who-who-who might be out and about in the dark winter woods.

Join local naturalist and educator, Laurie Nehring, on this guided Owl Prowl. We will begin at the Wayside Gallery to learn about winter-time nocturnal animals and how to call in the owls. Then we will venture out to see if we can call any owls to us.

This program involves winter night-time hiking on a ¾ mile long moderate hiking trail. If we have snow, feel free to bring snowshoes for the trek!

Please note that space is limited and this program is sold out. To join a waitlist, please email cshortliffe@thetrustees.org





Conversations in Craft: A Conversation with the Artisans
Sat, Mar 3 | 2-3PM
Free with Winter Admission

Join Fruitlands Museum staff and North Bennet Street School artisans for Artisan Panel Talk in the Conversations in Craft Exhibition on view in the Fruitlands Art Gallery. For this exhibition, artisans from the North Bennet Street School in Boston have crafted their interpretations of classic furniture pieces from the collections of many Trustees historic homes and reservations. Visit to view a side-by-side display that spotlights the dynamic convergence of the old and the new. Hear about the processes and technique employed by these artisans. Explore the various points of inspiration provided by the historical artifacts showcased.





Frozen Fruitlands
Sat, Mar 3 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Frozen Fruitlands
Sun, Mar 4 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Frozen Fruitlands
Sat, Mar 10 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Frozen Fruitlands
Sun, Mar 11 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Wednesday Wonderings Nature Playgroup
Wed, Mar 14 | 10:30-11:30AM
Members FREE. Nonmember $5 per child, Adults FREE.

Year-round, join us the second Wednesday of the month on the Fruitlands hillside to explore the museum grounds and trails with your pre-schooler. Each month we will dive into a new nature theme with stories and activities to help explore the wonder of the natural world. No registration necessary for this event.

During our winter season, November-March this program will take place outside of our regular open hours. Admission for the program is free for Trustees members and $5 per child for non-members. When you arrive at the Museum, head straight down the Wayside Visitor Center (Green Building that will be the third building on your left) and check in with the program educator.





Frozen Fruitlands
Sat, Mar 17 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Frozen Fruitlands
Sun, Mar 18 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Salon Conversations
Wed, Mar 21 | 6:30-8PM
Member $9. Nonmember $15.

Monthly through April, join us in the Fruitlands Art Gallery for facilitated Salon Conversations. Join local scholars to discuss historical issues that have contemporary relevance in an inspiring atmosphere, surrounded by a vivid display that includes many Hudson River School landscape paintings. Light refreshments provided.

Please help us plan and pre-register online for this program.
Member $9. Nonmember $15.

Salon Conversations Series
February 21st- American Landscapes and Black History with Elon Cook
March 21st- Art and Women’s History with Leonie Bradbury

April TBD- Land Use History-Postponed from January (More event details to come)

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Frozen Fruitlands
Sat, Mar 24 | 12Noon-5PM
Winter Admission: Members FREE. Nonmember $5, Children under 5 are FREE.

Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure each weekend!

Every Saturday and Sunday, January 6th through March 25th, bring your winter boots, sleds, snowshoes, or cross-country skis for some high energy fun as you explore our hills and woodland trails. There will be a toasty fire outside the Wayside Gallery and hot chocolate available inside the building. A Fruitlands staff member will be available to recommend trails and to answer questions. Be sure to check in at the Gift Shop for an admission sticker.

Frozen Fruitlands includes admission to the Art Gallery. Explore portraits from our permanent collection. Take in a fabulous display of over 50 landscape paintings in A New View: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Learn about the Appleton family of Appleton Farms in Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in Their Own Words. Explore historical and contemporary hand-made furniture in Conversations in Craft, a collaboration with artisans from North Bennett Street School.

In the event of inclement weather, please visit our facebook page for the most current updates on museum access and closures. 





Wingmasters: North American Birds of Prey Live Animal Presentation
Sat, Mar 24 | 2-3PM
Member Adult $9, Member Child $6. Nonmember Adult $15, Nonmember Child $10.

Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and they are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons (the word raptor comes from a Latin word that means "to seize"). Raptors can also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, which incorporates 8 live birds of prey gives an overview of these different categories. The program is designed to explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that Wingmasters cares for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future. www.wingmasters.net

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

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