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The Berkshire County Historical Society will present the film "Call us Ishmael" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road. A lecture by Michael Hoberman, author and professor of English Studies at Fitchburg State University, will follow. 

Call me a wedding planner! Weddings, as we knew them prior to COVID-19, are on the horizon. 

If all goes well, Massachusetts will relax its gathering restrictions for indoor and outdoor events on May 29, allowing for groups of 200 indoors and 250 outdoors; with a plan to remove all business restrictions on Aug. 1. 

"I think that may be a sign. Aug. 1 is Herman Melville's birthday," said Lesley Herzberg, executive director of the Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, as over a dozen Berkshires-based wedding vendors primped the lawn of the historic farmhouse, at 780 Holmes Road, for a wedding-themed photo shoot.