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The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

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2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
(413) 551-5111 http://www.edithwharton.org/

August 2019

Music After Hours with Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis Group

August 17 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Celebrate the summer season with delicious food and drinks from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase.

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Backstairs Tours

August 18 @ 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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Why Old Places Matter

August 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join Thompson M. Mayes Acting Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation in conversation with Architectural Historian Richard Guy Wilson. Why Old Places Matter reveals the fundamentally important yet under-recognized role old places play in our lives. While many people feel a deep-seated connection to old places — from those who love old houses, to the millions of tourists who are drawn to historic cities, to the pilgrims who flock to ancient sites throughout the world…

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Walkin’ with WordXWord

August 18 @ 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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Bringing Down the Colonel

August 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on August 20, 2019 at 11:00am

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, by Patricia Miller. In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader. After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man―and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexuality―to trial. And, surprisingly, she won. Nearly 125 years after the scandal, America is still obsessed with women’s sexual morality. And in the age…

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Yoga at The Mount

August 20 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join Sue Parsley from Lenox Yoga for an outdoor yoga practice that will engulf you in the beauty and harmony of the gardens at The Mount. This pairing truly gives you the best of the Berkshires in so many respects. Join us as we guide you through an all level yoga class that will awaken your senses and touch your soul. Please bring your own mat and water. A $10 donation is suggested.

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Birding at The Mount

August 20 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Explore Edith Wharton's original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am.  Click here to register.

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Bringing Down the Colonel

August 20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on August 20, 2019 at 11:00am

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, by Patricia Miller. In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader. After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man―and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexuality―to trial. And, surprisingly, she won. Nearly 125 years after the scandal, America is still obsessed with women’s sexual morality. And in the age…

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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

August 21 @ 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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Wednesday Ghost Tours

August 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 4, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk…

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Le Café Français

August 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Du 4 juillet au 29 août, chaque jeudi matin de 9h, café et croissant, sur la terrasse pour bavarder en français.  Prière de réserver avant à Eventbrite. “Parlez-vous français?” Come enjoy coffee, croissants, and some French conversation on the Terrace Thursday mornings (July 4- August 29) at 9am in honor of Edith Wharton’s love affair with France!  Conversation begins at 9 – $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.…

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True Conversations with Lisa Gornick

August 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Lisa Gornick, author of critically acclaimed, The Peacock Feast. Asking questions not typically asked of women writers, Pitlor will get to the core of what it means to be a fiction author today. This will not be your standard book talk! The Peacock Feast has been called “one of those rare books that feels both grand and…

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Music After Hours with The Wanda Houston Band

August 23 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Celebrate the summer season with delicious food and drinks from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase. To see the menu for Lucia’s Latin Kitchen

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Music After Hours with Jon Suters and Charlie Tokarz Quartet

August 24 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Celebrate the summer season with delicious food and drinks from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase.

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

August 25 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

The World According to Fannie Davis

August 26 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $30

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Bridgett M. Davis. In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit’s worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, author Bridgett M. Davis’ mother. A daughter’s moving…

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Yoga at The Mount

August 27 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

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

Join Sue Parsley from Lenox Yoga for an outdoor yoga practice that will engulf you in the beauty and harmony of the gardens at The Mount. This pairing truly gives you the best of the Berkshires in so many respects. Join us as we guide you through an all level yoga class that will awaken your senses and touch your soul. Please bring your own mat and water. A $10 donation is suggested.

Find out more »

Birding at The Mount

August 27 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

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

Explore Edith Wharton's original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Walks depart from the main parking lot at 8 am.  Click here to register.

Find out more »

2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions

August 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 30, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on August 27, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on September 24, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 29, 2019 at 9:00am

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come inside Wharton’s elegant library for lively conversation in a truly intimate setting surrounded by her expansive collection. Each session will explore a topic related to Wharton’s intense intellectual curiosity, from her fascination with science to her love of poetry. Become inspired by the books and topics that exhilarated Wharton! Space is limited and registration is required. July 2: Wharton’s Men July 30: Music & Poetry August 27: Wharton’s Women September 24: Science & Spirits October 29: Science & Spirits:…

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The World According to Fannie Davis

August 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Bridgett M. Davis. In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit’s worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, author Bridgett M. Davis’ mother. A daughter’s moving…

Find out more »

Wharton and Cather Short Stories

August 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
$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…

Find out more »

Wednesday Ghost Tours

August 28 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 4, 2019

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

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk…

Find out more »

Le Café Français

August 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

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

Du 4 juillet au 29 août, chaque jeudi matin de 9h, café et croissant, sur la terrasse pour bavarder en français.  Prière de réserver avant à Eventbrite. “Parlez-vous français?” Come enjoy coffee, croissants, and some French conversation on the Terrace Thursday mornings (July 4- August 29) at 9am in honor of Edith Wharton’s love affair with France!  Conversation begins at 9 – $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance.…

Find out more »

September 2019

Wednesday Ghost Tours

September 4 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 4, 2019

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

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. The 2-hour ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. This tour includes a half-mile walk…

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

September 8 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

September 15 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

September 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions

September 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 30, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on August 27, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on September 24, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 29, 2019 at 9:00am

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

Come inside Wharton’s elegant library for lively conversation in a truly intimate setting surrounded by her expansive collection. Each session will explore a topic related to Wharton’s intense intellectual curiosity, from her fascination with science to her love of poetry. Become inspired by the books and topics that exhilarated Wharton! Space is limited and registration is required. July 2: Wharton’s Men July 30: Music & Poetry August 27: Wharton’s Women September 24: Science & Spirits October 29: Science & Spirits:…

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

September 29 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

October 2019

Backstairs Tours

October 20 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

October 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions

October 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 30, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on August 27, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on September 24, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on October 29, 2019 at 9:00am

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

Come inside Wharton’s elegant library for lively conversation in a truly intimate setting surrounded by her expansive collection. Each session will explore a topic related to Wharton’s intense intellectual curiosity, from her fascination with science to her love of poetry. Become inspired by the books and topics that exhilarated Wharton! Space is limited and registration is required. July 2: Wharton’s Men July 30: Music & Poetry August 27: Wharton’s Women September 24: Science & Spirits October 29: Science & Spirits:…

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