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In addition to the Village of Shelburne Falls, you'll find information about all our towns: Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

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The Village of Shelburne Falls, designated as a Massachusetts Cultural District, hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year for residents and visitors.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Falls

Join us for Trolleyfest at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. New this year will be a railroad paraphernalia tag sale, old-time sandwiches and pie for sale, games from the 1900's and foundry demonstrations, maple products for sale, velocipede demonstrations, and sampling of vinegar products.

These activities go from 11am-5pm:

  • Trolley rides
  • Pump car rides
  • Caboose rides powered by our trackmobile
  • Speeder rides
  • Wooden and electric trains to play with
  • Send a message via telegraph

Special Trolleyfest activities go from 11am-3pm:

  • Old time sandwiches and pie for sale
  • Velocipede demonstrations
  • Foundry demonstration of poured aluminum using traditional sand casting techniques
  • Railroad paraphernalia tag sale
  • An expanded offering of Lionel, K-Line and other toy trains, track, etc. for sale
  • Trolley era reenactors riding the trolley

Hands-on demonstrations from the trolley era will take place from 11am-3pm, including:

  • Cider pressing and sampling
  • Butter making and sampling
  • Toolmaking
  • Games from the 1900's
  • Weaving on adult- and child-friendly looms
  • Milk a "cow"
  • Copper polishing with apple cider vinegar
  • Vinegar product sampling, such as switchel, pickles, and vinegar pie

Marie Betts Bartlett, author of "The Little Yellow Trolley Car," will read her book at 1:15pm.

Raffle tickets for local restaurants, including West End Pub, 99 Main St., and McCuskers, and many other trolley and railroad museums in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire will be available, and the drawing will be done at the conclusion of Trolleyfest.

 
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Shelburne Falls, MA
Race Day: Register to walk, run, or volunteer for the Bridge of Flowers Classic 10K or 3K and stay for Second Saturday events!

Every Second Saturday

Enjoy our unusual small businesses,
meet the artists,
relish the food of our restaurants,
walk in natural beauty,
and experience HOME.

Visit these local businesses (Stay tuned for events and activities):

 

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): 

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TRINA SEARS STERNSTEIN: Imagined Landscapes - Reception 4-6 pm

For Hawley, MA painter Trina Sears Sternstein, living in Western Massachusetts gives her the inspiration for her art. Its landscapes are the fodder for her own imagined landscape paintings. Sternstein’s paintings are exquisitely detailed in a completely atmospheric way. She takes her time to paint each piece and that consideration shows. In her own words:

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“For my entire life I have loved the landscape of Western Massachusetts. For me it has a beauty which I have never taken for granted. Parts of it are still peaceful. The objects one sees and the sounds one hears are natural ones. I places we can still see the night sky without competition from flashing or other man-made lights.

My paintings are not of any particular places. I make up the compositions and attempt to express my feelings about the place where I live in color, tone, pattern and line.

Western MA, in fact all of New England, is threatened with industrialization. I hope that my pictures among other things will makes some small contribution to saving what is left of the loveliness of our area by reminding people of it.”

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Trina Sears Sternstein studied fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; the Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Trina’s paintings have been exhibited at the Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA; The Community Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Newburgh Gallery, Newburgh, NY; The Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA; the Franklin Land Trust exhibits and auctions in Shelburne Falls and Deerfield, MA; at a private exhibition at Rye Close in rural MA; at the Hosmer Gallery in Northampton, MA; and at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY.

Sternstein’s exhibit can be seen June 30 – August 27, with her reception on Saturday, August 12, 4-6pm. Music by Adria and Daniel Foster. Daniel is Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra and Adria is the principal flutist for the Kennedy Center Opera House. Please join us for this special reception.


 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): 


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