The Berkshire County Historical Society announces its summer party at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, on the shores of Morewood Lake at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

The clubhouse on the property was once the home of Sarah Morewood who called the estate "Broadhall" and threw parties for her friends, including the Melvilles.

This year's outdoor party includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, special cocktails and a short performance about the "Dutchess of Broadhall."

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Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.