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Melville Room at the Berkshire Athenaeum

Add to Calendar Melville Room at the Berkshire Athenaeum Herman Melville was a boy of 14 when he first visited Pittsfield. In 1850 Melville purchased a property adjoining the Robert Melville farmhouse, calling it Arrowhead. Here, together with his burgeoning family, he would spend thirteen of the most productive years of his life. The Berkshire Athenaeum is the national center for Melville studies. Established in 1953, it has grown into the world's largest collection of Melville personal memorabilia and a rich source of research material. HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm Saturday: 10am-5pm Closed Sundays DD/MM/YYYY

Herman Melville was a boy of 14 when he first visited Pittsfield. In 1850 Melville purchased a property adjoining the Robert Melville farmhouse, calling it Arrowhead. Here, together with his burgeoning family, he would spend thirteen of the most productive years of his life. The Berkshire Athenaeum is the national center for Melville studies. Established in 1953, it has grown into the world’s largest collection of Melville personal memorabilia and a rich source of research material.

HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays

One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, 01201 01201
21.1 miles (31 minutes) from Williamstown.
Free