Since its founding in 1962, the Berkshire County Historical Society has preserved and shared the memories of our communities. Photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, and oral histories all illustrate the amazing histories of this region.
And for over forty years, the Historical Society has also preserved Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. We are honored to share this National Historic Landmark with the world.
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.