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Annual Appeal

Fairies there, thought I; some haunted ring where fairies dance.

Herman Melville wrote these words at Arrowhead. In “The Piazza,” the narrator believes he sees fairy lights on Mt. Greylock.

And this…More

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Candlelight and chocolate tours of Arrowhead

“For, often in scenes of social merriment, and especially at revels held by candlelight in old-fashioned mansions, so that shadows are thrown into the further recesses of an angular and…More

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Arrowhead opens for tours on May 22

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead is open daily for tours May 22 through mid-October.  Take a house tour, explore exhibits and the nature trail.  This year we feature “Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies…More

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New book of historic postcards

Over 200 postcards depicting the history of Pittsfield, all in one handsomely printed book! Volunteers at the Berkshire County Historical Society combed through the thousands of cards in our collection,…More

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Melville in Love

On August 17 in the Red Barn at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, author Michael Shelden talked about his new book “Melville in Love.” This biography discloses the secret affair Melville had…More

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Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires

Recently, author Andrew Amelinckx visited to discuss his new book.  Murder and dark deeds shadowed the extravagance of the Gilded Age in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. In the summer of…More

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Buy a shingle for Arrowhead

We’ve put a new roof on the main house Arrowhead! You still have an opportunity to be a permanent part of Herman Melville’s farm! Buy a new shingle, put a…More

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Volunteer at Arrowhead!

There are many volunteer opportunities at Arrowhead.  Gives us a call to learn about all the activities at the Historical Society and Arrowhead. These include giving tours of Arrowhead, working…More

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