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I have never used a bus pass like these so I will keep you posted how they work out.
... of which Rockwell’s illustration so remind me.
I became aware of Norman Rockwell in 1989 on a fall leaf-peeping trip to Vermont with my parents when we stopped at a Norman Rockwell museum outside Rutland. I was a very small museum of his illustrations and not the official one, but I was quite fascinated by it. Only in recent years did I become aware there is a much larger museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on the grounds of Rockwell’s ...
Of all the quaint and cutesy towns in the Berkshires, Stockbridge may well be the most photogenic. Maybe that's partly because its Main Street was immortalized by Norman Rockwell in a Christmastime illustration that still looks almost exactly the same today as six or seven decades ago. Norman Rockwell is especially associated with Stockbridge since he had his ...
... of the Gilded Age, still a work in progress and not yet open at time of my visit. It sounds fascinating, though, especially with so much talk about America now entering its second gilded age.
Also in Lenox is The Mount, the estate home built in 1902 of author Edith Wharton who designed the house and extensive gardens herself. Wharton was a novelist and unsuccessful nominee for the Nobel Prize in literature several times. Her books include “House of Mirth” and ...
... Mountains of Culture. Pittsfield also has a decent museum in the Pittsfield Museum, one which covers both art and natural history. Its rather small art collection is heavy on works by the Hudson River School of landscape painters.
For me Pittsfield’s main attraction was Hancock Shaker Village, actually located in next door Hancock, one of biggest and best preserved of America’s historic Shaker ...