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Benefit for the Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

August 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate Herman’s birthday at the Country Club of Pittsfield. This benefit will assist in funding the restoration work needed to preserve our historic red barn, built in 1840 and used by the Melville family. Restoring the exterior cladding and improving drainage will ensure that the barn can be enjoyed for years to come. Paint analysis will enable the barn to return to its original paint color and appearance under Melville ownership. The completion of this project will allow us to expand the barn’s community use, our programming of special events and workshops, and improve the visitor experience upon arriving at Arrowhead. More than half of the work is covered by funds from the Pittsfield Community Preservation Committee and the Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund, but we still need you help to meet our goal! At the Benefit, you will be given the opportunity to contribute to this important project.

After a full day of exciting literary events, head to the Country Club of Pittsfield, the former home of Herman’s uncle Thomas, where the party will kick off at 4:30pm.

4:30 – Cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres
5:30 – Special program with Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company
6:30 – Prosecco toast and birthday cake

Benefits Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead.

This is a ticketed event: $85 for one ticket, and $160 for two. Please RSVP by Friday, July 26.

Call 413.442.1793 or email melville@berkshirehistory.org to reserve your tickets today!

To purchase tickets online, please visit our secure PayPal page via the yellow “Donate” button HERE, and specify the number of tickets to the Benefit in the “Additional Notes” field. 


August 1, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Berkshire Historical Society


Country Club of Pittsfield
639 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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