The spirit of the Gilded Age returned to the Berkshires last weekend, and Norman Rockwell Museum once again played host to the Berkshire Coaching event on Saturday, October 2, starting at 12 p.m. We learned why it’s cool to travel “coach” during this unique opportunity to experience Victorian era horse drawn carriages against the beautiful fall foliage of the Museum’s grounds.

Berkshire Coaching Weekend 2010 officially kicked off on Friday, October 1, with the coaches taking a scenic trip through Lenox and Tanglewood, just up the road on route 183. On Saturday, October 2, the day commenced at 10:45 a.m., with a ride through the town of Stockbridge . 15 coaches arrived on the Museum grounds around noon, where renowned coachman John Richards presented the horses (and their drivers) and facilitated a coach horn contest. Following the presentation, visitors enjoyed viewing the coaches and taking a guided tour through the Museum’s historic Berkshire “Cottage” Linwood House (coaches will be on the museum property for approximately one and-a-half hours).

For more information about the event visit www.berkshirecoachingweekend.com/

Some photos from the event on October 2, 2010 by Kevin Sprague

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