2017 Hidden Treasures celebration is planned for May

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 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 organizations offering more than 100 events. 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.

From apple festivals to orchard walks, historic buildings to dairy farm tours, family hikes to artifact exhibits, each treasure has been carefully selected. Guided walks, workshops and open houses are just some of the ways each treasure’s story will be revealed.

Local events will be held in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford and Nashua.

“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,” said Patrice Todisco, executive director. “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.”

The 994-square-mile Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area includes 45 towns and cities in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is home to more than 750,000 people. For more information, visit www.freedomsway.org.

For more information about Hidden Treasures, visit www.discoverhiddentreasures.org.

– Submitted by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area