Press release submitted by Freedom's Way Heritage
What: Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasures 2017
When: Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
Where: The 45 communities within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area
Cost: Free and open to the public; some programs require reservations.
Presenting Sponsor: Fidelity Bank
Explore the unique treasures located within the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in a fun-filled, regional celebration beginning Monday, May 1 and ending Wednesday, May 31. Experience the unique natural, historical and cultural “treasures” within 45 communities during the month-long Hidden Treasures 2017. Enjoy historical tours, guided walks and special collections and exhibits that connect you to the heritage, history and landscapes that make up the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area.
Freedom’s Way, building on the success of the prior two years, is partnering with more than 80 lead organizations offering over 100 events, guaranteeing the 2017 region-wide event has something for everyone. All programs are free with activities centered on an individual object, document, public monument, building or landscape, highlighting exciting and unexpected stories about their past. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a “treasure” hiding in plain sight!
Apple festival to orchard walk, historic building to dairy farm tour, family hikes to artifact exhibits, each treasure has been carefully selected for inclusion in this program. Guided walks, workshops and open houses are just some of the ways each treasure’s story will be revealed.
“Exploring the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area during the month of May is an ideal opportunity to learn about the region’s rich natural and cultural history. This year we are pleased to welcome Fidelity Bank as a Presenting Sponsor. With their support FWHA has expanded Hidden Treasures 2017 to showcase new partners and programs providing an opportunity to fully experience the diverse stories of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area” explained Patrice Todisco, Executive Director.
Visit the website www.DiscoverHiddenTreasures.org and follow Freedom’s Way on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram.
The 994-square-mile Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area includes forty-five towns and cities in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire and is home to over 750,000 people. Hidden Treasures is a Freedom’s Way annual partnership program celebrating the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Learn more at www.freedomsway.org.
The Freedom's Way National Heritage Area connects people, places and communities through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives that protect and promote its shared resources and encourages residents and visitors to explore its landscape, history and culture. The Freedom’s Way Heritage Association works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.