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Barbara Bell archives 02-12

Archives Open House

Visit the Archives! 
The Berkshire County Historical Society Archives at Arrowhead
 will be open, Free of Charge, to County residents on Tuesday, February 20 from 9:30 to 1:30. Peter…More

Rose and fairy with Mt Greylock 6-29-17

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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Schedule a special tour of Arrowhead

Arrowhead is now closed for regular tours until May, 2018.  If you would like to arrange a special guided tour, we are happy to make an appointment.  Please call Peter at…More

Pittsfield Polo by Howard Babbitt

Pittsfield Riding and Polo Club

Just a short distance from Arrowhead, along Holmes Road, was once the Pittsfield Riding and Polo Club.  It was a popular sport here in the 1930s and 1940s.  A recent…More

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Moby-Dick Marathon at Arrowhead – completed!

It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.  FINIS.

With those final words, read by Peter Bergman at 5:25 pm Sunday,…More

Hawthorne Studio at Arrowhead 7-17-17a

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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