The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (a federally designated National Heritage Area in Connecticut and Massachusetts) tells the stories of the people and the land here, past and present and future.
Housatonic Heritage gives resources for exploring the river in many ways — biking and hiking and swimming. They map sources for arts and writing, gardens and historic sites, and they work with many local communities and creative places to share their experiences.
They have collaborated in Native
walking tours curated by the Stockbridge Munsee community of the Mohican nation, oral histories of the Black Berkshire community with the W.E.B. DuBois Freedom Center, the African American Heritage Trail, the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College and more.