Holiday exhibits in Berkshire region museums and historic houses

Thursday December 27, 2012

Bennington Museum Festival

Festival of Trees Around the World: Decorated trees from local organizations. Hours through Dec. 30: Thursday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. (802)447-1571,

Berkshire Museum Festival

'Festival of Trees' in the galleries, more than 100 trees celebrating 'myths and magic' through Jan. 2. Museum hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum
.org, (413) 443-7171.


Robert Todd Lincoln's candlelit mansion, with a tree has been cut and brought in from the woods and the house decorated in 1912 style. Stockings, balsam, apples and cinnamon, unstrung popcorn and cranberries, and holiday tunes from Robert Lincoln's collection of Aeolian pipe organ music, through Dec. 31. Manchester, Vt.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays," exhibit of his holiday drawings, paintings and props through Jan. 21. Route 183, Stockbridge.

Ventfort Hall

Home for the holidays: mansion decorated for a Gilded Age Christmas, open for month-long festivities. Watch calendars for performances and events through New Years. 104 Walker Street in Lenox. (413) 637-3206,


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