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Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick at Arrowhead, his historic house and former farm in Pittsfield.
Photo by Kate Abbott

Herman Melville wrote Moby-Dick at Arrowhead, his historic house and former farm in Pittsfield.

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Williamstown Theatre Festiva

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