The Mills of Pittsfield

Take a virtual – or real – tour of the mills of Pittsfield! John Dickson, a volunteer at the Historical Society, created a website that explores the industrial history of Pittsfield. The Mills of Pittsfield read more

Melville Trail

Melville’s connection to places in Berkshire County


Climbing Monument Mountain with Melville and Hawthorne

On Sunday, August 3rd join the Trustees of Reservations and the Berkshire Historical Society as they once again recreate the inspiring occasion where Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne. Meet at the public parking area on Route 7 at 9:00 to hear the story, then climb the mountain and share a toast to two of America’s literary greats. Free; the public is welcome.

Stick Your Hands in History

Saturdays in July and August, middle school children will be offered the opportunity to explore the creative intersection of art and history by using objects from the Historical Society’s collection to curate an exhibit on the theme of Art & Industry. Each exhibit created from a pool of 60 items, will be on display for one week and will change each Saturday. The program is free and open to all middle school children. Saturday mornings at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dates: July 5,12,19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23.

Country Fairs at Arrowhead

The third Saturday of June, July, August and September will see a return of the Country Fair at Arrowhead! Crafters, food, and music will abound on the South Lawn from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. If you are interested in participating as a crafter, musician or food vendor, please call 413-442-1793 × 10.