The Bidwell House Museum invites Monterey and Tyringham residents and all friends to the Art School Road fields for a free celebration of local history from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

Township No. 1 Day is named for the earliest official designation for the settlement — it was called "Township No. 1 at Hoosatonnuck" in 1737. The name was officially changed to Tyringham at the town's incorporation in 1762, and it included both towns until they split in 1847.

Programs and entertainment for all ages will include live music, games, crafts, face-painting, scavenger hunt, history talk, baking contest, garden tours, food, and more.

For a full schedule, visit

The museum building will be closed for tours this day.