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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

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Melville in Love

On August 17 in the Red Barn at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, author Michael Shelden talked about his new book “Melville in Love.” This biography discloses the secret affair Melville had…More

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Buy a shingle for Arrowhead

We’ve put a new roof on the main house Arrowhead! You still have an opportunity to be a permanent part of Herman Melville’s farm! Buy a new shingle, put a…More

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Volunteer at Arrowhead!

There are many volunteer opportunities at Arrowhead.  Gives us a call to learn about all the activities at the Historical Society and Arrowhead. These include giving tours of Arrowhead, working…More

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The Melville Trail

The Melville Trail highlights twelve Berkshire sites that either were important to Melville or are repositories of information about Melville and his life. The sites are Arrowhead, Pontoosuc Lake, the…More

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