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Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society

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780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
(413) 442-1793 http://www.mobydick.org/

January 2021

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: 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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