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Moby-Dick Marathon at Arrowhead

Where it was written…      

Over the winter of 1850-1851, Herman Melville worked in his study at Arrowhead, creating one of the greatest works in American literature.  From More

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children’s workshop: fairy fun!

Bring your fairy wings to a children’s workshop on Sunday, July 30, from 1 to 3:00. Artist Betsy Baczek will demonstrate how to make fairy windchimes!  In addition, you can…More

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Mastheads Residents read!

On July 25, at Arrowhead, the inaugural class of Mastheads residents read poetry and prose created this summer. John Babbott, Justin Boening, Greg Allendorf, Maria Pinto, and Mariam Rahmani all read…More

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Stonewall restoration at Arrowhead

The Greenagers are at Arrowhead!

When Herman Melville and his family moved to Arrowhead in 1850, it was already an old farm. The stonewall along Holmes Road was probably already there….More

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Fairies visit Arrowhead

The fairies are all over the front lawn and on the piazza at Arrowhead.

In 1856, Herman Melville wrote a short story, “The Piazza,” while living at Arrowhead. In this tale,…More

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Herman Melville’s Tree

On the night of February 26, 2017, a windstorm damaged one of the Norway spruce trees at Arrowhead. Planted by Herman Melville circa 1860, these trees have witnessed over 150…More

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