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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/

June 2017

Jazz Concert

June 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Free concert featuring the The Jazz Bones, an 8 piece ensemble performing light Jazz, swing and popular favorites. Free.

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Jazzbones Concert

June 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Join us for a free concert featuring the Jazzbones.

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Berkshire County Residents Day

June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Free admission for Berkshire County residents, with proof of residency.

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Author series: Paula Cappa, Greylock

June 24, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Discover Murder, music and mystery with Greylock, by Author Paula Cappa.

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July 2017

Presentation: Geeg Wiles and the Captain Ahab Garden Gnome

July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The Captain Ahab Garden Gnome has traveled around the world! Captain Ahab and Geeg are the perfect team to show you that: If a 3 foot tall, 40 pound, bright yellow, wooden fisherman/wannabe pirate captain can accomplish his goals, so can you.

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August 2017

Moby-Dick Marathon Reading

August 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 6, 2017

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Join us for this 4 day marathon reading of “Moby-Dick” in the place it was written!

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Exhibit: Fairy Houses Village

August 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until October 15, 2017

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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In 1856, Herman Melville wrote a short story, “The Piazza,” while living at Arrowhead. In this tale, the narrator believes he sees fairy lights on Mt. Greylock. “Enchanted Berkshires: Where Fairies Dance” exhibits one-of-a-kind, artist created Fairy Houses.

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July 2018

A World of Fairies: Across the Seven Seas

July 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until September 9, 2018

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The second annual exhibit featuring a collection of one-of-a-kind, artist created Fairy Houses on display  in locations on the lawns and fields at Arrowhead.

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Faries, Hops and Vines – A Berkshire Gathering

July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$40 – $75

Tour the fairy village, enjoy samplings of beer and wine provided by John Kelly, receive a commemorative mug, and enjoy the lovely and magical atmosphere of Arrowhead! Reservations required.

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Book Release: I Will Never Forget…Memoir of a B26 Pilot

July 24, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The Berkshire County Historical Society will release its latest book. “I Will Never Forget…” is the memoir of a B-26 pilot, Abraham “Artie” Artig, who served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. This event, in the big red barn at Arrowhead, is free. Books will be available for sale. There is an accompanying exhibit featuring Artig and several other Berkshire County men and women who served in WWII.

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August 2018

Sailing Towards My Father

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$18 – $25

A dramatic poem on the life of Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick; the poem concentrates on Melville’s evolution as both man and writer and his complex relations with God, parents and siblings, wife and children, and father-figures.

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Hike Monument Mountain with Melville and Hawthorne

August 5, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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In partnership with The Trustees of Reservations and Gordon Hyatt, we will hike Monument Mountain to hear the story of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s first meeting, in 1850. Hyatt will give a talk at the base of the Mountain. At the top of the mountain we will hear William Cullen Bryant’s poem about the Mountain and share a “champagne” toast! Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Gather at the Monument Mountain Reservation parking lot.

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January 2019

First Annual Moby Dick Film Festival

January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Start the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth with a movie. The Berkshire County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, are screening eight films at the Athenaeum. Free and open to the public.

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June 2019

Mr. Noble Meloncholy

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$15 – $20

Maryann Sherman’s play, Mr. Noble Melancholy, starring John Trainor as Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Mr. Noble Meloncholy

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM

One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$15 – $20

Maryann Sherman’s play, Mr. Noble Melancholy, starring John Trainor as Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Mr. Noble Meloncholy

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on June 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM

One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$15 – $20

Maryann Sherman’s play, Mr. Noble Melancholy, starring John Trainor as Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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July 2019

“Red Barn” Poetry Release

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Join us for the release of the fourth volume of "Red Barn," our homegrown poetry anthology by poets who have met here all winter and spring to create new work. Readings by the poets and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

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Tea and Talk: Historic Lace

July 23, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$20

Irish lace expert Beverly Wolov will speak to the participants at a classic tea party about the lace collections at the Berkshire County Historical Society and answer questions about the customs and use, importance and provenance of lace in the mid-19th century. Refreshments.

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Mastheads Reading

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The third annual reading of new work by the five Mastheads authors. Free and open to the public.

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August 2019

Melville at 200

August 1, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$85

Join us as we celebrate Herman Melville's 200th Birthday! Cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a special program with Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, Prosecco toast and birthday cake. Benefits Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead.  At Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South Street, Pittsfield.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The third annual Moby-Dick marathon reading will commence in the barn and continue for the next three days until we finish the book. The reading is interrupted, for the morning of Sunday the 4th to attend the Monument Mountain walk celebrating the day that Melville met Hawthorne. The marathon concludes on Monday, August 5.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The third annual Moby-Dick marathon reading will commence in the barn and continue for the next three days until we finish the book. The reading is interrupted, for the morning of Sunday the 4th to attend the Monument Mountain walk celebrating the day that Melville met Hawthorne. The marathon concludes on Monday, August 5.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The third annual Moby-Dick marathon reading will commence in the barn and continue for the next three days until we finish the book. The reading is interrupted, for the morning of Sunday the 4th to attend the Monument Mountain walk celebrating the day that Melville met Hawthorne. The marathon concludes on Monday, August 5.

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Community Event: Meet Delilah

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Celebrate Herman Melville’s 200th birthday with a FREE event at Arrowhead! Meet Delilah, a giant, inflatable North Atlantic Right Whale – that you can walk through! Learn about a whale’s anatomy and what we can do to save these amazing animals. Other workshops and events to be added!

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Moby-Dick Marathon

August 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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The third annual Moby-Dick marathon reading will commence in the barn and continue for the next three days until we finish the book. The reading is interrupted, for the morning of Sunday the 4th to attend the Monument Mountain walk celebrating the day that Melville met Hawthorne. The marathon concludes on Monday, August 5.

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Pequod Poems: Gamming with Moby Dick

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Wilda Morris, poet, reads from her book “Pequod Poems” at Arrowhead, in the barn, at 6:30pm. Copies of her book will also be for sale that evening. Author of “Szechuan Shrimp and Fortune Cookies: Poems from a Chinese Restaurant” and other books, she is a former President of the Illinois State Poetry Society. She is a winner of the 2009 Prairie Poetry Award and has received two Pushcart nominations. Free event!

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Book Release: Cement Dust

August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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J. Peter Bergman will read from his new novel, “Cement Dust,” at Arrowhead, in the barn. Copies of the book are on sale in the gift shop at Arrowhead. Author of the Charles Dickens Award winning collection of short stories, “Counterpoints,” this is his second published novel. Kirkus Reviews said, “its portrayal of complex, unique relationships is impressive… a rewarding novel about unexpected family ties and the pain of mental illness.

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December 2019

Holiday Lights at Arrowhead

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$20 – $25

Join us for a candlelit tour of the house and 19th century holiday experience complete with winter past-times, refreshments and readings.

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