Events

Saturday, May 12, 2012  -  Celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first raising of an American flag over a schoolhouse.
  • 11 am social hour
  • 12 noon picnic
  • 1 pm history of Catamount
  • 2 pm flag-raising ceremony at the monument (an easy one hour hike is needed to get to the site of the monument from the picnic area)
Park at 79 North Catamount Hill Road, Colrain (driving directions and map). Bring your picnic lunch and lawn chairs. In case of rain please meet at Colrain Community Church, 306 Main Road, Colrain.

Sunday, May 13, 2012  -  Catamount Hike
We will have a choice of 2 guided hikes, each focusing on a different area of the Hill. Meet at 9:30 am at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road, Colrain. Hikers will carpool to the trailhead on Catamount Hill. Bring sturdy shoes, water, snacks, bug spray. Serious rain cancels the hikes, merely threatening weather does not. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012  -  Hilltowns History Conference & Fair
At Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road, Colrain.
Inspired by the bicentennial of the first flag-raising over an American schoolhouse, the Hilltowns History conference celebrates the history of the 9 hilltowns. 20 workshops, children's activities, archaeological dig, keynote speech, "ask the experts", vendors, food booth, displays. 

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012  -  Catamount Hike
Meet at 9:30 am at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road, Colrain, MA for a guided hike on Catamount. Hikers will carpool to the trailhead on Catamount Hill. Bring sturdy shoes, water, snacks, bug spray. Serious rain cancels the hikes, merely threatening weather does not.
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Contacts: 
  • Belden Merims 413-625-2003 (program)
  • Muriel Russell 413-624-3311 (hike)
  • Sue Samoriski 413-625-9916 (conference)
  • Liz Sonnenberg 413-624-3277 (directions)

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