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History, Art and the Mystique of the Berkshires

Neill-Cochran House Museum Study Tour # 18

Wednesday, October 18 - Sunday, October 22, 2023

DAY 1 (Wednesday, October 18) — Travel and intro, dinner included

Flights to Albany

Visit New York State Capitol, a key monument of Beaux-Arts architecture

Transfer to Stockbridge

Hotel check-in: historic Red Lion Inn (1773) 4 nights, breakfast daily

Welcome dinner in our hotel

DAY 2 (Thursday, October 19) — Stockbridge, lunch included

"Chesterwood," 1897 summer estate and studio of the "Lincoln" sculptor, Daniel Chester French; NTHP property

The Mount, home of Edith Wharton; private tour, lunch at Terrace Café Norman Rockwell Museum & Studio, 1969, world's largest collection of Rockwell's original art

DAY 3 (Friday, October 20) — Lennox and Pittsfield, lunch included

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio (1941 and 1930), dream house of an artistic couple, abstract modernists Hancock Shaker Village, a commune organized in the 1790's, active until 1960; lunch at Bimi's Café "Arrowhead," home to Herman Melville during his most productive years (1850 - 63)

DAY 4 (Saturday, October 21) — North Adams and Williamstown, lunch included

Bennington Museum, home of the largest collection of works by Grandma Moses

Clark Art Institute, known worldwide for its 19th-century art and exhibitions; lunch at Café 7 Susan B. Anthony Museum, "Organize, agitate, educate" - Susan B. Anthony

DAY 5 (Sunday, October 21) — Albany Finale and Travel, brunch included

Farewell brunch at Iron Gate Café

Albany Institute of History and Art, America's first art museum

Transfer to Albany airport for homeward flights

We're counting down the days for this spectacular tour! Stay tuned for pictures when we return.


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