Virtual Tour of Arrowhead with Elizabeth Melville

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January 2021

Virtual Tour of Arrowhead with Elizabeth Melville

January 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

You may already know about Herman Melville and his life at Arrowhead, but for this unique tour, find yourself accompanied by Melville’s wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) as she walks guests through her home and talks about her life there in the mid-19th century. Join Arrowhead docent and actress Francine Ciccarelli as she portrays Elizabeth in the first-person and brings the women and children who lived at Arrowhead to life. Check website for registration.

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Virtual Architecture Tour of Arrowhead

January 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Take a virtual tour of Arrowhead, with a focus on its architecture. Themes will look at how Arrowhead looked when Herman Melville and his family lived there, the changes over its 230-year history, and how the Berkshire County Historical Society has worked to preserve the site where Melville wrote Moby-Dick and three other novels, all of his short stories and his initial works of poetry. Tour guide will be John Dickson, Arrowhead docent and Chair of the Pittsfield Historical Commission. …

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February 2021

Virtual: Cultivating Memorial Geographies and Collective Memories

February 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA 01245 United States
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$10

Though the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans were forced to leave their homelands in 1783, they have never relinquished their ties to the Mahicannituck River Valley and have continued to return to this region over the last 238 years. In this talk, Dr. Rose Miron discusses the heritage tourism trips organized by the tribe’s Historical Committee in the late 20th century, which brought busloads of tribal citizens back to the Northeast to learn about Mohican history. The trips allowed tribal citizens to recreate…

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Virtual: Freedom of Worship

February 7 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Conscience is the individual’s most sacred right. How do multiple belief systems benefit a pluralistic society and why should freedom of religion be a fundamental human right? Join religious leaders from diverse faith traditions in a conversation about Freedom of Worship and its role in sustaining our democracy.

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Virtual: Hidden Women with Tammy Denease – Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman

February 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The Hidden Women Series brings to life important yet unknown women in history. Tammy Denease brings hidden women to life through a theater setting with minimal props and authentic clothing.  During the performance the audience (students, seniors, corporate) will travel back in time to observe the life of one of the seven women that Tammy brings to life. Each program will be observed virtually followed by a live question and answer session with Tammy. Email: [email protected] to register for this…

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March 2021

Virtual: Hidden Women with Tammy Denease – Clo Pratt, Life After Slavery

March 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Although born into slavery, Clo Pratt is willed her freedom by her late mistress. As a free woman, Clo earns her living by hiring herself out, making clothes with her loom, cleaning local homes or traveling throughout the Colonies to assist her friends with work. Join Tammy on a trip to Colonial Connecticut, where you will learn about some of the events that led to freedom for the Colonies, including the meeting between George Washington and Rochambeau at Joseph Webb’s…

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April 2021

Virtual: Hidden Women with Tammy Denease – Belinda the African, Compelled to Servitude

April 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Belinda the African was born into the Asanti Kingdom.She was kidnapped from her homeland and sold into slavery to the Royall Family on the island of Antigua and then to Medford, Massachusetts. Although denied the ability to read and write, Belinda the Afrikan would petition the government for what was rightfully hers- reparations for her slave labor. Tammy Denease takes you from the Volta River to the Boiling houses of Antigua to Medford, Massachusetts where the drama unfolds.  See website…

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