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780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
413-442-1793 mobydick.org

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September 2021

Lecture and Film: Author Robert K. Elder, and screening of 1955 short film “Moby-Dick”

Sep 25 Sat @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Saturday, September 25: Lecture by author Robert K. Elder, and screening of 1955 short film Moby-Dick, 4 pm   Award-winning author Robert K. Elder discusses discuss his latest book, Gilbert Wilson's Moby-Dick, a decades-in-the-making illustrated edition of Herman Melville's masterpiece. During his lifetime, artist Gilbert Wilson (1907-1991) lived in relative obscurity. Despite a critical splash in the 1930s, Wilson sacrificed financial security for artistic freedom creating more than 200 paintings and drawings inspired by Moby-Dick.  In 2019, Elder edited and published an…

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Tour: Special Tour with Elizabeth Melville

Sep 29 Wed @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Wednesday, September 29–Special Tour with Elizabeth Melville, 4 pm Join actress and Arrowhead docent Francine Ciccarelli as she portrays Herman Melville’s wife Elizabeth and leads a special tour of her house sharing anecdotes about life at Arrowhead, her children, her gardens, and her work as Herman’s copyist. This FREE event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union

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October 2021

Tour: Architecture and Landscape at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Oct 02 Sat @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Saturday, October 2–Architecture and Landscape at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, 11 am   Long-time Arrowhead tour guide John Dickson and Berkshire County Historical Society Executive Director Lesley Herzberg will conduct an enlightening walking tour of the Arrowhead grounds. Dickson will provide an overview and evolution of the architectural features of the building from the 1780s to the present. In her walk through the north field, Herzberg will discuss the cultural landscape where the entire Melville family participated in the cultivation of…

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Lecture: “Mohican Experiences with Museum Repatriation Today” virtual lecture with Bonney Hartley

Oct 22 Fri @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Friday, October 22 –Mohican Experiences with Museum Repatriation Today virtual lecture with Bonney Hartley, Historic Preservation Manager for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, 7 pm The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) offers certain criteria for the return of Tribal Nations’ ancestral remains and cultural heirlooms. After 30 years of this law, there are still staggering numbers of human remains that have not been returned. There are also often discrepancies between how Tribes and Museums determine if the NAGPRA categories…

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December 2021

Tour: Holiday Lights

Dec 08 Wed @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Wednesday, December 8–Holiday Lights, 5 pm   This special tour of Arrowhead shows the house decorated for the holidays, and includes seasonal readings, 19th century holiday recipes, and a peek at holiday-themed objects from the museum’s collection that are not often on view.   This FREE event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union

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Reading: “A Christmas Journey: New Readings with Kevin O’Hara”

Dec 15 Wed @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Wednesday, December 15–A Christmas Journey: New Readings with Kevin O’Hara, 5 pm   Noted Pittsfield author and longtime columnist for The Berkshire Eagle Kevin O'Hara will read Christmas tales included in his new illustrated book, A Christmas Journey, recently published by The Berkshire Eagle. This will be a special evening of joyous and heartfelt tales from Kevin’s Pittsfield childhood.   This FREE event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union

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