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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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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 now closed for regular tours

Arrowhead is now closed for regular tours until May, 2018.  If you would like to arrange a special guided tour, please call 413.442.1793 x14.

NEW: Self-guided tours. You can either use a…More

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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

Rose and Abby at Fairy Village 8-16-17a

Fairy House Garden Village

The fairies have left for the year, moving to warmer quarters.  But they will return to Arrowhead next summer to live in a new set of fairy houses.

In 1856, Herman…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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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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