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Saturday, May 19


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William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

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Family Fun, History, Art & Culture

Home Sweet Home at Bryant Homestead

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Home Sweet Home - The Art of the Garden: Inspiration Grows Here

Celebrate The Trustees’ public gardens, a living documentary of Massachusetts horticulture and design traditions. Many of these gardens are part of the landscapes of Trustees historic sites, the former homes of historical figures, literati, titans of industry, political leaders, artists and more and span a 300-year timeline from the Colonial Era to the Modern Movement. 

Come experience all the beauty, history, and unique stories contained within each home, as well as the exquisitely designed gardens and stunning natural landscapes. Special tours, gardening and family-friendly activities and refreshments will be offered.

Home Sweet Home takes place Saturday, May 19 from 10AM-4PM at ten Trustees historic sites for FREE. Visit www.thetrustees.org/homesweethome for more details.

Home Sweet Home at Bryant Homestead

The day's schedule includes:

  • guided tours of the house
  • a tour of our plan for a 19th century children's garden
  • an opportunity for kids to plant their own seeds to take home
  • tours of the 1840's barn with a little history of the property's agricultural past

10:30AM              Guided House Tour (20 minutes)

11AM                   Guided Barn Tour (30 minutes)

11:30AM              Guided House Tour (20 minutes)

12:30PM              Guided House Tour (20 minutes)

1PM                       Guided Rivulet Forest Walk (45 minutes)

1:30PM                 Guided House Tour

1:30PM                 Children’s garden tour

2PM                      Special Exhibition Discussion (20 minutes)

2:30PM                 Guided House Tour (20 minutes)



Exhibition of collection items related to gardening & farming/homesteading in the travel room

Visit to the Children’s garden

Self-guided hikes along Rivulet Trail

Vegetable Stamping for kids in dining room

Self-guided tour of house’s first floor

Refreshments: garlic mustard pesto with crackers & lemonade

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