Brookline’s Hidden Gem, a Freedom’s Way Event.

Announcing Andres Institute of Art at Big Bear Lodge
as part of Freedom’s Way “Hidden Treasures 2017”

Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area has invited the 45 towns and cities within its bounds to participate in “Hidden Treasures 2017,” an exciting month-long regional celebration. During the Month of May, communities across the 994-square-mile Freedom’s Way area, home to over 750,000 people, will offer free, public programs featuring a “hidden treasure” in their town.

Building on the success of the preceding two years, Hidden Treasures 2017 has over 100 programs or events, promising 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.

The many fun and creative activities will enable residents and visitors of the region to explore the nature, culture and history of Freedom’s Way’s 45 communities. Participating communities and organizations have selected a single “hidden treasure” that tells an exciting or unexpected story from its history and will share its story with the public. “Treasures” featured will be objects held in local collections, public monuments, buildings, and landscapes.


Andres Institute of Art at Big Bear Lodge will host “Brookline’s Hidden Gem” at 106 Route 13, on May 6, 2017, from 1-3 P.M. This event is free to the public. It is handicap accessible. The program will introduce the Board of Directors, Volunteers, and some of the guest artists from previous International Symposiums. A video will show the symposium process. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists after the presentation. Two board members will lead guided tours of the Sculpture Park. Guided tours will be available during the month of May, 10 A.M. on Saturday and Sunday.


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Freedom’s Way has collaborated with each participating community, offering targeted support and providing a framework for program development and a website for promotion of the event. We appreciate the efforts of all who have worked to make Hidden Treasures 2017 a success.

Freedom’s Way connects the people, places and communities of the Heritage Area through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote our shared resources and to encourage residents and visitors to explore our 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. More at,