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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.

Revival of “Maids in the Mills"at Arrowhead in July

In celebration of the 2014 Downtown Cultural Community theme of “Art & Industry “, a revival of J. Peter Bergman’s 2005 play “Maids in the Mills” will be offered during the month of July. Members of the original cast reprising their roles include Sally Filkins and Rodelinde Albrecht, who will join Dyan Arduini, Kevin Wixsom and Delaney Ivas, among others. Performances are scheduled for: Saturday, July 5th; Sundays July 6, 13, and 27th; Mondays July 7th,14th,and 28th; Tuesdays July 8th, 22nd and 29th. All performances will take place in the Arrowhead barn at 7:00p.m. All tickets are $25.00 per person, $15.00 for students, seniors and BHS members.