Pittsfield: Summer exhibit on view in the Post Office


A case exhibit displaying 23 images of Herman Melville’s Arrowhead through the centuries is on view in the lobby of the Post Office on Fenn Street.

Black and white photographs stretching back to Melville’s occupancy of the farmhouse with its outbuildings and the historic barn are a highlight of the exhibit. His brother Allan’s family in the gardens are of particular interest as they show early exterior renovations which are being rededicated this summer through a restoration project.

Assembled by curatorial volunteers of The Berkshire Historical Society, this exhibit gives its visitors a virtual tour of the house’s history. Barbara Fuchs, Alice Jones, Peri Caverly and Mary Catherine Murphy all contributed to the work on this exhibit which contains restoration photographs of the recent work on the house.

This new exhibit is directly across from a similar case in which The Berkshire Historical Society installed an exhibit of Edwin Hale Lincoln photographs of historic buildings in downtown Pittsfield in March of this year.

Information: Arrowhead at (413) 442-1793, ext. 14.


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