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Aloha, Herman Melville

Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. A little rain (okay, a lot) couldn’t keep a good luau down on Saturday, September 12 at the Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. A major fundraiser for Arrowhead, the party’s theme was inspired by Melville’s time in the South Pacific, and included a pig roast, live music and Hawaiian leis. As the rain came down, the activities were transferred indoors to the big barn behind the main house, and a close-knit group of longtime supporters, historians and even a Melville relative enjoyed a delicious authentic spread accompanied by the music from locals Chris and Woody. At left, event coordinator and director of communications and community relations Peter Bergman with Sudy Belle.


Louise Cianflone with her husband, Arrowhead board member Ralph Cianflone and their friends Dixie Passardi and Floyd Passardi.


Berkshire Historical Society board president Charles Flint, Arrowhead tour guide Richard Matturro and artist Mary Trevor Thomas; Arrowhead bookkeeper Diane Cote and farm manager Kristen Laney.


Arrowhead member Robert Bruyr with Marilyn Manning, who has been a volunteer for 30 years; Herman Melville’s great-great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth Doss visited from Austin with friend Bridget Mounton.


Arrowhead executive director Will Garrison, Tom Whalen and Cheryl Whalen, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), which organizes volunteers for Arrowhead.

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