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2016-15 photo Fredericks collection - Springside Park lake

Exhibit: Historic Photographs of Pittsfield

In the small red barn, is a new exhibit of historic photographs. The prints are from glass plate negatives recently given to the Berkshire County Historical Society by Michael Fredricks.


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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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Stonewall restoration 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. After a couple hundred…More

Postcard book 2016

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

I Prefer Not To T-shirt: : Adult S-XL $17.95 USD; Adult XXL $19.95 USD

“I Would Prefer Not To” – and more

We hope you can visit the museum shop at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead this season to browse our books, clothing, and gifts. But if not, never fear!  We have a few…More


Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop: A group of carefully selected poets is meeting monthly at Arrowhead, using a series of challenges to create new works. The hope is that a chapbook of new…More

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