FREE Community Day With Berkshire County Historical Society

This Saturday at Herman Melville's Arrowhead

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid September 13, 2022

Pittsfield, MA—The Berkshire County Historical Society will host a FREE Community Day highlighting local history at Arrowhead on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 

A variety of activities including tours, hiking, hands-on activities, family-friendly fun, music, and food. This event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Architectural tours of Arrowhead’s historic buildings will be offered throughout the day and the grounds will be open for hiking. In addition, a small presentation in the barn explores the sixty-year history of BCHS including highlights from past events, exhibits, and more. The presentation will feature highlights from the BCHS collection that are not normally on view. Admission is required for tours of the historic house interior; all other events and activities are free and open to the public. Visit for details.

BCHS will also welcome representatives from the Bidwell House who will discuss their work and mission and The Crane Museum of Paper Making and the Paper Arts who will assist visitors with papermaking and printing activities. They will be joined by our friends from the Baseball in the Berkshires Museum, whose mission is to present exhibits and educational programs that will assist in telling the story of Baseball in the Berkshires.

Berkshire-based musicians will provide a variety musical entertainment for the day:

  • Bobby Sweet and Lara Tupper, 11 am – 12 noon
  • David Hodge, Guitarist, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Spare Parts, 2:30 – 4 pm

The Worthington, Massachusetts food truck Worthy-Que Smoke N’BBQ will be on hand offering smoked meats, fish, and homemade unique eats using farm fresh local ingredients. The Berkshire Cider Project, based in North Adams, will conduct tastings of their dry and sparkling ciders.

About the Berkshire County Historical Society

The Berkshire County Historical Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. In addition, the Berkshire County Historical Society is committed to the preservation and interpretation of Arrowhead, home of author Herman Melville, designated a National Historic Landmark. The Berkshire County Historical Society provides tours of Arrowhead, and programming dedicated to the history of western Massachusetts and the life and writings of Herman Melville. For information on visiting, go to