Today's Events

Title:A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Categories:Exhibits, Landscape

A Panel Exhibition from the Library of American Landscape History

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city dwellers to commission country estates. Rising cultural aspirations, a widespread belief in the salutary benefits of country life, the availability of beautiful land, and growing numbers of landscape practitioners set the stage for thousands of such places.
From the 1890s to the waning years of the Great Depression, legions of American estates were constructed on the outskirts of cities, in resorts, and in scenic locales throughout the nation. Taken together, they comprise an important movement in the history of North American landscape design. Seven examples, are the subject of this photographic exhibition: Gwinn, Cleveland, Ohio; Stan Hywet, Akron, Ohio; Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.; Winterthur, Winterthur, Del.; Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.; Val Verde, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Mass.

About the Exhibition
A Genius for Place is based on a book by Robin Karson that traces the development of American landscape design by analyzing a group of landscapes that were chosen for their significance, state of preservation, and chronological and geographical distribution. Most are open to the public today. Karson argues that the spirit of the place--the genius loci--continued to guide these twentieth-century practitioners, even as they began experimenting with other influences, from the Beaux Arts to modernism. The award-winning book has drawn wide praise. The London Telegraph identified it as the "most important book on American gardens for at least a decade." An exhibition of original photographs specially commissioned for the book toured nationally from 2000 to 2012.

Title:Last day of exhibit: Landscape paintings, etchings and drawings by Elizabeth Lehman, Anita Hunt, Adell Donoghue
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Location:Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Exhibits, One-Time Events, Landscape

Elizabeth Lehman: oil landscape paintings

Anita Hunt: landscape etchings

Adell Donoghue: landscape drawings

For more information see the Hosmer Gallery website.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Jude McGowan
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time and Beyond Birth classes?

Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Yoga Workshop
Date:Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:3:30pm - 4:45pm
Presenter:Sally Morgan
Location:Community Room
Categories:Health, Recurring Events, Yoga

Yoga workshop with Sally Morgan, PT, Phoenix Rising Certified Yoga Instructor

Sally Morgan brings her background as a Physical Therapist and certified CranioSacral Therapist/Instructor to her yoga classes. Her classes offer people the opportunity to explore and heal their minds and bodies as one. Sally’s intentions in teaching yoga are to facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation, and to provide a sense of peace and grounding during classes.

Sponsored by the Western Mass. Recovery Learning Community and the Freedom Center of Northampton

Free (donations at

Contact: Sally