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Berkshire Historical Society

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July 2017

Exhibit Opens: Captain Ahab visits Arrowhead

Jul 04 Tue @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Captain Ahab in the form of a three-foot tall, 40 pound, bright yellow, wooden fisherman/wannabe pirate captain!  Geeg Wiles will have an exhibit including the famous garden gnome, starting July 4 (closing July 18) in the big red barn at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead.  Learn about the evolution of Ahab’s adventures: How a 74-year-old “Big Fish” story about a boy, his grandfather and a lawn gnome evolved into a motivational movement.

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Presentation: Geeg Wiles and the Captain Ahab Garden Gnome

Jul 18 Tue @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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The Captain Ahab Garden Gnome has traveled around the world! Captain Ahab and Geeg are the perfect team to show you that: If a 3 foot tall, 40 pound, bright yellow, wooden fisherman/wannabe pirate captain can accomplish his goals, so can YOU. https://ahabsadventures.com/ (fee charged)

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August 2017

“Moby-Dick” marathon reading day one

Aug 03 Thu @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Moby-Dick frontispiece 1851 cropped

Join the marathon reading of "Moby-Dick" in the place it was written!

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“Moby-Dick” marathon reading day 2

Aug 04 Fri @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Moby-Dick frontispiece 1851 cropped

Join the marathon reading of "Moby-Dick" in the place it was written!

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“Moby-Dick” marathon reading day 3

Aug 05 Sat @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Moby-Dick frontispiece 1851 cropped

Join the marathon reading of "Moby-Dick" in the place it was written!

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In Melville’s and Hawthorne’s Footsteps: Hike Monument Mountain

Aug 06 Sun @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monument Mountain, Rte 7
Great Barrington, MA United States
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Gordon Hyatt top of mountain 2015

The annual celebration of the famous literary hike up (and down) Monument Mountain.   In August, 1850, Herman Melville met  Nathaniel Hawthorne at Monument Mountain, striking up an immediate friendship. Commemorate that  occasion with a guided hike, “champagne” toast, and a reading of  “Monument Mountain” by  William Cullen Bryant. Meet in the Monument Mountain parking lot on Route 7 at 9:00.  The hike is free; parking fees may apply.  Co-sponsored by  The Trustees of Reservations and the Berkshire County Historical Society.…

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“Moby-Dick” marathon reading day 4

Aug 06 Sun @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Moby-Dick frontispiece 1851 cropped

Join the marathon reading of "Moby-Dick" in the place it was written!

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Fairy House village opens

Aug 19 Sat @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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See artist-created fairy houses!  Refreshments. (fee)

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September 2017
Free

Lecture: Professor Dennis Patrick Slattery, “Melville and the Personal Myth”

Sep 08 Fri @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Slattery

Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick offers both a way of understanding what has generally been called the greatest novel of the American myth while simultaneously exploring one’s own personal myth. Its added feature is that it is an interactive book in allowing reader’s to meditate on one question per page for each day of the year and to undercover many facets of one’s personal myth through cursive writing.  Lecture is free.

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