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June 2023

Sailing Towards My Father

Jun 21 Wed @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play about Herman Melville. The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Performed by Stephen Collins, written and directed by Carl A. Rossi. $10 BCHS Members, $15 non members. Use the Book Now button to purchase tickets.  Not a member?  Join here and start saving on programs…

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July 2023

ReWritten – July 13

Jul 13 Thu @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Thursday, July 13, 7:30 pm ReWritten, created and performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, is an immersive performance that explores the intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through dance, live music, projection, art installations, and text, ReWritten moves in and around the grounds of Arrowhead and reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that has shaped American literature. Our third year in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, this year’s production will prove to be (yet again) different from…

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ReWritten – July 14

Jul 14 Fri @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$12 – $50

Friday, July 14, 7:30 pm ReWritten, created and performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, is an immersive performance that explores the intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through dance, live music, projection, art installations, and text, ReWritten moves in and around the grounds of Arrowhead and reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that has shaped American literature. Our third year in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, this year’s production will prove to be (yet again) different from…

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ReWritten – July 15

Jul 15 Sat @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$12 – $50

Thursday, July 15, 7:30 pm ReWritten, created and performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, is an immersive performance that explores the intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through dance, live music, projection, art installations, and text, ReWritten moves in and around the grounds of Arrowhead and reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that has shaped American literature. Our third year in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, this year’s production will prove to be (yet again) different from…

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ReWritten – July 16

Jul 16 Sun @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$12 – $50

Sunday, July 16, 7:30 pm ReWritten, created band performed by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, is an immersive performance that explores the intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through dance, live music, projection, art installations, and text, ReWritten moves in and around the grounds of Arrowhead and reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that has shaped American literature. Our third year in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, this year’s production will prove to be (yet again) different from…

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The Mastheads Summer Finale

Jul 20 Thu @ 6:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Free

Join us in Arrowhead’s historic barn for an evening of award-winning music, reading, and performance by The Mastheads' Summer Residents: Auyon Mukharji, Daniel Lavery, Elisa Gonzalez, Julia Mounsey, and Kristina Gaddy. Refreshments available! FREE Sponsored by MountainOne

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Author Talk and Book Signing: Mark Vanhoenacker in conversation with Kirun Kapur

Jul 27 Thu @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Mark Vanhoenacker is a native of Pittsfield, a commercial airline pilot and the author of the international bestseller Skyfaring as well as a columnist for the Financial Times and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. In his latest book, Imagine a City—"a love song to cities the world over," according to the Wall Street Journal—he explores the storied metropolises he visits as an airline pilot, through the lens of the hometown his heart has never left. Vanhoenacker will be…

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August 2023

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate in conversation with local author Kevin O’Hara.

Aug 02 Wed @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Please join authors Kevin O’Hara and Debby Applegate for an entertaining and wide-ranging conversation on literary life and the Berkshires.  O’Hara is a memoirist and columnist for the Berkshire Eagle (and former Writer-in-Residence at Arrowhead).  Applegate is a  Pulitzer Prize winning historian for  The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher who has written about the role of the Berkshires in creating the American literary renaissance of the 19th century. $10 BCHS members, $15 non members. …

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Monument Mountain Hike

Aug 05 Sat @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monument Mountain, Rte 7
Great Barrington, MA United States

Celebrate the day (August 5, 1850) when Melville met Hawthorne on a hike up Monument Mountain. Read the poem they read together at the summit and share sparkling wine (they had champagne). Meet in the parking lot at Monument Mountain, off Route 7 in Great Barrington. FREE Sponsored by MountainOne

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Historian Tim Abbott speaks about Shay’s Rebellion

Aug 22 Tue @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Tim Abbott, an independent researcher and 18th century living history practitioner living in North Canaan, Connecticut, has made a study of Shay’s Rebellion in the Berkshires.  He will present his research on the final fight of that conflict that took place in Sheffield on February 27, 1787,  and its impact not only on local communities but on larger issues that would play out in the Constitutional Convention later that summer in Philadelphia. $10 BCHS members, $15 non-members. Use the Book Now…

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