MONTEREY, Mass.— The Bidwell House Museum announced that they will open for their 31st season on Memorial Day weekend.
Tours by appointment will begin on Monday, May 30 and on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m there will be an opening concert and reception with singer-songwriter Diane Taraz, who will perform her new show "No Such Thing as Idle Hands: The History of Women's Work."
Following the show there will be a small reception to usher in the new season. Tickets can be purchased on the Museum website, https://www.bidwellhousemuseum.org/event/no-such-thing-as-idle-hands-opening-concert-and-reception/
Admission to the show and reception is free for Members and $15 for non-members.
Then, on Monday May 30, the Museum will begin guided tours of the house. These personal, small-group tours last about an hour and include a look at the architecture of the house, a history of the Bidwell Family and their connection to Monterey, information about housewares and decor in 18th century New England, and a walk through the first and second floors of the house.
The Museum is accessible and there is a video tour of the 2nd floor for those visitors who are unable to climb stairs. As in 2021, all tours will be by appointment only, must be booked 24 hours in advance and will be available on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm. Tours can be reserved by either calling 413-528-6888 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for adults are $15, seniors are $10, student tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free.
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