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July 2019

Backstairs Tours

July 21 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour. The Backstairs Tour ticket includes: -The Backstairs tour -Mimosas on the Terrace -Up to 30 minutes of Q&A with the interpreters following the tour -Full admission to The Mount for the day -Regular guided house and garden tours

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Walkin’ with WordXWord

July 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

WordXWord, in partnership with Jacob’s Pillow and Lift Ev’ry Voice, presents a moving exploration of the grounds and gardens. Featuring original works by local poets, dancers and performers The event will be split into two tour groups one departing from the Stable at 3:00pm, the second departing from the Stable at 3:30pm. Both groups will travel the same route.

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American Eden

July 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson. On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was bound for a New Jersey dueling ground to settle his bitter dispute with Aaron Burr. Hamilton took just two men with him: his “second” for the duel, and Dr. David Hosack. A brilliant surgeon and a world-class botanist, Hosack—who until now…

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Tea & Talk – After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson

July 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$28 – $32

Mabel Loomis Todd was the woman who brought to light the work of a reclusive but highly talented poet. Prof. Julie Dobrow will discuss After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson, the subject of the presenter’s new book. The shadowy and scandal-laced Amherst, Massachusetts surroundings include Mabel’s lover, Emily’s brother, Austin, who was 30 years older, and Mabel’s daughter Millicent Todd Bingham – a complex tale indeed.  Reservations are recommended.

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Tea and Talk: Historic Lace

July 23 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$20

Irish lace expert Beverly Wolov will speak to the participants at a classic tea party about the lace collections at the Berkshire County Historical Society and answer questions about the customs and use, importance and provenance of lace in the mid-19th century. Refreshments.

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Art, Love, and Identity: A 50th Anniversary Summer Lecture/Performance Series

July 23 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 20, 2019

Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $25

Join us for an uplifting program series, which explores creativity, productivity, and identity inspired by the three 50th Anniversary exhibitions. Explore the autobiographical elements in Rockwell’s art; learn about the mutually supportive connection between Rockwell and renowned psychotherapist Erik Erikson, and reflect on the defining images from 1969, which both shaped and reflected a period of profound cultural transformation. This series examines, from multiple perspectives, the ways in which art, human relationships, and culture are fundamental to growth, resilience, and…

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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

July 24 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

Professional actors bring classic short stories to life! Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount’s view-rich Terrace while listening to professional actors read short stories written by Edith Wharton and Willa Cather. Both Wharton and Cather were prolific short story writers in addition to well-loved novelists. Their contemporaneous and parallel explorations reveal a shared importance of literary and geographic place. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase. The readings begin at 5 pm on…

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Edith Wharton in France

July 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The Mount’s executive director Susan Wissler shares her experience as editor of Edith Wharton in France by the late French scholar Claudine Lesage. Lesage’s study of Wharton is based on previously unknown sources that reveal new insights into her friendships and life abroad. Edith Wharton in France chronicles Edith Wharton’s dogged efforts to penetrate the Byzantine levels of French high society, her love for the French and Italian countryside, and her consuming passion for the Mediterranean garden. While Lesage is…

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Lunch and Learn: The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook

July 27 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Knesset Israel Synagogue, 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Lisa and Rob Bildner will preview their book due to be published in 2020. They celebrate stories of 42 local farmers and farm table chefs together with 135 delicious recipes inspired by the farmers’ produce and the chefs’ creativity. They collaborated with Brian Alberg, Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary Development for Main Street Hospitality to produce the book. Reserve for free lunch by July 22 by calling (413) 445-4872.

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The Big Idea – Doris Kearns Goodwin

July 27 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tanglewood, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$45 – $68

Explore leadership in America with Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned presidential historian, in conjunction with the July 27 and 28 concert performances of Richard Wagner’s opera,Die Walküre, a multigenerational saga of power and leadership with flawed heroes and all-too-human love and loss. At Ozawa Hall.

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