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The Best Family Films of the Summer

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Summer is nearly here, which means that the kids are almost out of school. During the summer, you’ll need to think of different ways to keep them entertained. So why not take them to the movies? Fortunately, there are plenty of movies for the entire family opening this summer. Here is a preview of the best family films of the summer.

The Angry Birds Movie (May 20)

Based on the popular phone-based game, this film follows the egg-based exploits of a group of birds with serious anger management issues.

Finding Dory (June 17)

In the sequel to the popular 2003 film Finding Nemo, the lovable, yet forgetful, Dory embarks on a journey to find her own family.

The Secret Life of Pets (July 8)

The team behind the Despicable Me movies has created a behind-the-scenes look at what pets do while their owners are away.

Ice Age: Collision Course (July 22)

The stakes are high in the latest installment of the Ice Age series, which involves a large asteroid plummeting to Earth.

Historic Places to Visit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village

We at Haddad Toyota know that Pittsfield, Massachusetts is top-notch when it comes to bringing history alive. Here are some of our favorite places to visit in Pittsfield which turn educational opportunities of history, science, and the arts into a day of fun for the family.

Hancock Shaker Village – This living history museum brings the story of the Shakers to life. This area was called the “City of Peace” by the Shakers who lived here for 179 years. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to preserving the history of the Shakers for future generations. Visit the 18 original historic buildings, the farm, gardens, animals, and more.

Berkshire Museum – This museum integrates art, history, and natural science by having a wide range of programs and exhibitions which promote educational connections between different disciplinary areas of study. The Berkshire Museum has been in association with the Smithsonian since 2013 and promotes the sharing of resources with the nation.

Melville’s Arrowhead – This is a historic house lived in by Herman Melville. The non-profit museum is operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society. Part of Melville’s house is open to the public for guided tours during the warmer months of the year. Even when the house is not open, people can still visit the property and enjoy the beautiful grounds. This is a great stop for all fans of history and/or literature.

Pittsfield is full of wonderful history and opportunities for things to do. If you need a car to visit all these fantastic places, stop by Haddad Toyota. We will get you on your way to see all the Pittsfield has to offer.