Herman Melville's Arrowhead is owned and
operated by the Berkshire Historical Society,
whose offices, headquarters and collections
are located on site. The Berkshire Historical
Society presents a series of public programming
and exhibitions relating to Melville in
the context of his life in Berkshire County,
Massachusetts. Ranging from lectures, socials,
exhibits, re-enactments and other special
events, the Berkshire Historical Society
is committed to its mission of promoting
its educational goals to intergenerational
of Herman Melville's Home
Open Memorial Day thru Columbus Day
Daily hours 9:30 to 4:00
First tour 10:00, last tour 3:00
SUMMER PROGRAMS & EVENTS
day at Arrowhead & "Arrowhead @
us as we celebrate the 225th anniversary
of the building of Arrowhead. In the barn,
explore life in the 18th century through
an exhibit of tools and furniture, placed
in the context of a period room (from the
Timothy Childs House, Pittsfield, recently
donated to us by the Berkshire Museum).Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, we will have family-friendly
programming around a cooking fire, talk
about the early settlers, Native American
inhabitants and life in thewilderness of
Old, Something New: 200 Years of Berkshire
collaborative summer exhibition, opens
at Ventfort Hall Mansion and
Gilded Age Museum, Lenox,
and Naumkeag with the recreation
of a wedding breakfast held there. In collaboration
with Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age
Museum, and Naumkeag, the Berkshire Historical
Society will show a variety of gowns and
accoutrements from its incredible collection
of wedding apparel and all things bridal,
spanning the late 18th century through the
mid 20th century. These will be displayed
in two newly renovated rooms at Ventfort
Hall. Naumkeag, the Gilded Age Mansion of
the Choate family, now owned by the Trustees
of Reservations, will recreate a wedding
breakfast held there. At Arrowhead, a gown
belong to the Melville family will be on
Do! Berkshire Bridal Fashion Show,"
fashion show of contemporary gowns and all
things bridal. Proceeds to benefit the Colonial
Theatre and Berkshire Historical Society.
4 -7 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111
South Street, Pittsfield. For tickets: (413)997-4444.
21, August 18, September 15
a walk through Historical Pittsfield Cemetery
and meet some famous and meet some famous
characters from Pittsfield's colorful past.
6 p.m., Pittsfield Cemetery, 203
Wahconah Street. Tickets may be purchased
at the gate, $8.
Herman Melville's 190th Birthday
at our old-fashioned Ice
Cream Social, featuring food, music,
antique croquet and, of cource, ice cream
and cake, 2 - 5 p.m., Arrowhead,
free admission to grounds.
Mountain Hike. Take
the hike up Monument Mountain that commemorates
the historic day in 1850 when Melville and
Hawthorne met. In collaboration with the
Trustees of Reservations. Meet at the Mounument
Mountain parking lot, Route 7, Great Barrington.
Call for times. Free.
Auction and Tag Sale. Auctioneer
Charles Flint. Antiques, great "stuff"
and good bargains. To benefit the New Barn
Building Fund. Tag sale begins at 10
a.m., auction at 1 p.m.,
14 & 15
Berkshire Days. House
and exhibit free to county residents. Arrowhead.