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Arrowhead Workshop Gives Opportunities for Local History in Education

It was part of the countywide professional development day sponsored by Berkshire Educational Resources K12, which engaged more than 1,000 teachers in around 50 different daylong workshops.

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BHS Berkshire Writers Workshop Series

Each three-hour session will take place at Herman Melville's historic Arrowhead and be led by a different writer/facilitator of note for a series of informative, inspiring, and productive writing workshops.

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Virtual Tour of Arrowhead With 'Elizabeth Melville'

Tickets are $10 for Berkshire County Historical Society (BCHS) members; $15 for non-members.

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Reading of 'Thirty-Five Days To Baltimore' at Arrowhead

This free event takes place at Herman Melville’s Historic Arrowhead and is part of the Berkshire County Historical Society’s Underrepresented Voices initiative.

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Berkshire County Historical Society Presents 'Moby-Dick' Monologues

Presented by the Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville's historic Arrowhead, Collins's performance features the musings of Ishmael, Father Mapple, Captain Peleg, Starbuck, and Ahab.

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Berkshire Historical Society Birding Walk

This will be a gentle, slow hike around Arrowhead’s fields and forests appropriate for beginners and experienced birders alike.

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Berkshire County Historical Society Architectural and Agricultural Walk

Long-time Arrowhead tour guide John Dickson will begin with an enlightening tour of the Arrowhead grounds providing an overview and evolution of the architectural features of the building from the 1780s to the present.

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Berkshire County Historical Society Summer Season

Currently tours are available on Saturdays only.

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Berkshire County Historical Society: Perspectives on Berkshires Black History

Cynthia Brown is the president of the board of the Berkshire County Historical Society – Arrowhead. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Berkshire County Education Task Force, and as an Associate Member of Pittsfield's Community Development Board.

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BCC Student Named Melville Fellow

Students who are awarded the Melville Fellowship work onsite at Herman Melville's Arrowhead in Pittsfield, home of BCHS and the residence of Herman Melville in the mid-1800s.

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MCLA Student Named 2021-22 Melville Fellow

Fellows will read their original works at a public event in February, 2022.

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Berkshire County Historical Society Announces Melville Fellows

The fellowship program, which began in 2018, annually awards Berkshire County college students the opportunity to work at Herman Melville's Arrowhead to create one or more pieces of original writing inspired by Arrowhead's surroundings and the BCHS collection.

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Lifting The Veil: Mourning in the Berkshires

The exhibition contains objects from Berkshire County Historical Society's (BCHS) collection including an array of mourning attire, an embroidered silk mourning picture, headstones and funerary items, and ephemera. Lifting the Veil is on view through October 2021 and is free and open to the public.

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Berkshire County Historical Society Annual Hike

The hike takes approximately 2 ½ hours and is appropriate for families. Hikers should meet at the Monument Mountain Reservation Parking lot on Route 7 and should be prepared with their own water, proper footwear, hiking gear and bug repellent.

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Arrowhead Announces 2021 Season

Throughout the summer special events and exhibitions will be presented in the newly renovated historic barn and on the grounds.