Arrowhead Community Day
Join us at Arrowhead for a FREE day of fun and community celebrating the rich history of Berkshire County. The day includes, music, food, family fun, hands-on history and more!
BCHS will host re-enactors who will interpret Revolutionary War camp life. Visitors can speak with participants about their activities and everyday life during the war. Drills will be performed, along with three separate musket demonstrations throughout the day. Other living history activities include traditional blacksmithing demonstrations by Chris Templin and papermaking with The Crane Museum of Papermaking.
On Community Day, BCHS welcomes The Bidwell House Museum, Baseball in the Berkshires, Berkshire Museum, and Ventfort Hall to Arrowhead. Staff and volunteers from these organizations will welcome visitors and provide information about their institutions, history, and upcoming events.
An eclectic mix of music will be performed my local and regional groups. Aldo Lavaggi and the Russet Trio, who perform traditional string music and more, hail from the nearby Hudson Valley. Music teacher and writer David Hodge of Egremont will perform guitar favorites and original compositions. BCHS staff member and musician John Hamilton will perform keyboard and other music.
The Berkshire food scene will be represented by Worthington’s Worthy Q Smoke n’ BBQ food truck and SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington offering food for purchase. In addition, Berkshire Cider Project will offer free tastings and bottled cider for sale.
BCHS staff authors John Dickson and Jana Laiz, as well as author and BCHS board member Richard Matturro are participating in Community Day with a book signing. Visitors can bring books to be signed or purchase them in the museum shop. This is a great opportunity to meet these local authors and learn about their work.