Berkshire County Historical Society

Since its founding in 1962, the Berkshire County Historical Society has preserved and shared the memories of our communities.  Photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, and oral histories all illustrate the amazing histories of this region.

For over forty years, the Historical Society has also preserved Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. We are honored to share this National Historic Landmark with the world.

The Berkshire County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. In addition, the Berkshire County Historical Society is committed to the preservation and interpretation of Arrowhead, home of author Herman Melville, designated a National Historic Landmark. See our by-laws here.

The Historical Society depends on the hard work of dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers help staff the museum shop, give tours, maintain the collections, and work on the grounds. If you would like to join us, learn more here.

Questions or comments?  Contact us here.



John Hamilton

Vice President
Cynthia Farr Brown

Robert Salerno

Sharon Coe

Board Members:

Heather Archibald 
Valerie Andersen
Matt Brogan
Linda Cantoni
Mike Dell’Aquila
Ann-Marie Harris
Cornelius (CJ) Hoss
Eileen Myers
Carol Nichols 
Jenna Sciuto 
Sarah Trudgeon
Jenna Ware
Laurie Werner

Lesley Herzberg, Ex Officio

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