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Fairies visit Arrowhead

The fairies are all over the front lawn and on the piazza at Arrowhead.

In 1856, Herman Melville wrote a short story, “The Piazza,” while living at Arrowhead. In this tale,…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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Fairy Houses!

This year Arrowhead will feature “Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies Dance” with a full slate of programs and exhibits. A key piece will be an exhibit featuring one-of-a-kind, artist created Fairy Houses.  The…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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