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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/

June 2019

Summer 2019 Preview: The Clark at the Mount – Member Exclusive Event!

June 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Back by popular demand, Clark and Mount members are invited to Edith Wharton’s home for a special conversation and reception with Clark curator Esther Bell. Join Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator, Esther Bell, for a lecture highlighting the exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. Though like many painters of his generation, Renoir was interested in capturing the bustling scenes of modern day Paris, Renoir repeatedly returned to the subject of the body—and particularly the nude body—even during the…

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Wednesday Ghost Tours

June 26 @ 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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Free Fun Friday at The Mount

June 28 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The Mount opens its doors as part of the 11th annual Free Fun Friday program, and we invite visitors from far and wide to visit the property, free of charge. Explore Edith Wharton’s home, enjoy the gardens and trails, and discover one of the most beautiful spots in the Berkshires. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Special activities are planned throughout the day.

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Backstairs Tours

June 30 @ 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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July 2019

Birding at The Mount

July 2 @ 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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2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions

July 2 @ 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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Wednesday Ghost Tours

July 3 @ 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
+ 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…

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Le Café Français

July 4 @ 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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Music After Hours with The Wanda Houston Band

July 5 @ 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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Backstairs Tours

July 7 @ 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

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Birding at The Mount

July 9 @ 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.

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The Indian World of George Washington

July 9 @ 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 Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation, by Colin G. Calloway. George Washington’s place in the foundations of the Republic remains unrivaled. Yet American history has largely forgotten what Washington himself knew clearly: that the new Republic’s fate depended less on grand rhetoric of independence and self-governance and more on land–Indian land. Colin G. Calloway’s biography of the greatest founding father reveals in full the relationship between Washington and…

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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

July 10 @ 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

July 10 @ 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…

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Le Café Français

July 11 @ 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.…

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Music After Hours with Andy Wrba and the Berkshire Jazz Collective

July 12 @ 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 The Bob Meyer Project

July 13 @ 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

July 14 @ 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 »

Birding at The Mount

July 16 @ 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.

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The Pope Who Would Be King

July 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $30

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe, by David I. Kertzer. Only two years after Pope Pius IX’s election in 1846 had triggered great popular enthusiasm across Italy, the pope found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The revolutions that swept through Europe and shook Rome threatened to end the popes’ thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not the papacy itself. The resulting drama—with a colorful cast…

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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

July 17 @ 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
+ 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

July 17 @ 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

July 18 @ 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.…

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Music After Hours with The Joe Belmont Experience

July 19 @ 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

July 20 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

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

July 21 @ 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

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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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Birding at The Mount

July 23 @ 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.

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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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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
+ 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

July 24 @ 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

July 25 @ 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.…

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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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Music After Hours with Paul Green Quartet

July 26 @ 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 The Armen Donelian Trio

July 27 @ 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

July 28 @ 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 »

WAM Theatre Ensemble

July 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $15

Join WAM Theatre’s 2019 inter-generational ensemble on a multi-faceted journey through their dreams. This new work is the culmination of two weeks of intensive creation by teens and elders from across the Berkshires. The ensemble creates original performance using devised theatre methods. Devised theatre is a collaborative process where an ensemble uses a variety of techniques– writing, improvisation, games, movement, brainstorming, and more– to create original performance material. WAM Theatre was co-founded in 2010 by Canadian director, actor, educator, and…

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Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire

July 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character, by Kay Redfield Jamison. In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. In his poetry, Lowell put his manic-depressive illness (now known as bipolar disorder) into the public domain, and in the process created a new and arresting language for madness.…

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Birding at The Mount

July 30 @ 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

July 30 @ 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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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

July 31 @ 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
+ 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

July 31 @ 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 »

August 2019

Le Café Français

August 1 @ 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.…

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Music After Hours with Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis Group

August 2 @ 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 Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet

August 3 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

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 4 @ 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

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Yoga at The Mount

August 6 @ 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.

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Birding at The Mount

August 6 @ 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.

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The Red Daughter

August 6 @ 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 Red Daughter: A Novel, by John Burnham Schwartz. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of the Soviet despot Joseph Stalin, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York to throngs of reporters and a nation hungry to hear her story. By her side: Peter Horvath, a young lawyer sent by the CIA to smuggle Svetlana into America. Novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s father was the young…

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Wharton and Cather Short Stories

August 7 @ 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 7 @ 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…

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Le Café Français

August 8 @ 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
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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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Artist Biographies: A Conversation with Harold Holzer

August 8 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Artist Biographies: A Conversation with Harold Holzer, author of Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French and Dr. Thayer Tolles, Marcia F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Edith Wharton’s The Mount, 11 a.m., fee charged. Lenox, Mass.

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Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

August 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $15

Lincoln scholar and prize-winning author Harold Holzer discusses his new biography of Daniel Chester French with Dr. Thayer Tolles, curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) is America’s best-known sculptor of public monuments. Full of rich detail and beautiful archival photographs, Monument Man is a nuanced study of a…

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Music After Hours with The Afro-Semitic Experience

August 9 @ 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 The Benny Sharoni Quartet

August 10 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

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 11 @ 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

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SculptureNow Artist-Guided Tours

August 11 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

This season, The Mount, in partnership with SculptureNow, is pleased to welcome back an exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures. Join us for a free 90-minute artist-guided tour of this world-class show, and hear the stories behind the art and artists. The tour will start at the Ticketbooth at 1:30 pm. The tour includes access to The Mount’s grounds, Café, and Bookstore only. The tour will commence rain or shine.

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The Moralist

August 12 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 13, 2019 at 11:00am

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The Moralist—Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, by Patricia O’Toole. The Moralist shows how Wilson was a progressive who enjoyed unprecedented success in leveling the economic playing field, but he was behind the times on racial equality and women’s suffrage, presiding over the harshest suppression of political dissent in American history. After World War I, Wilson became the world’s most ardent champion of liberal internationalism—a democratic new world order committed to peace, collective security, and free trade. With Wilson’s…

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Yoga at The Mount

August 13 @ 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 13 @ 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 »

The Moralist

August 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 13, 2019 at 11:00am

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

The Moralist—Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, by Patricia O’Toole. The Moralist shows how Wilson was a progressive who enjoyed unprecedented success in leveling the economic playing field, but he was behind the times on racial equality and women’s suffrage, presiding over the harshest suppression of political dissent in American history. After World War I, Wilson became the world’s most ardent champion of liberal internationalism—a democratic new world order committed to peace, collective security, and free trade. With Wilson’s…

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2019 Library Conversations — Afternoon Sessions

August 13 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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!

Find out more »

Wharton and Cather Short Stories

August 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 15 @ 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.…

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Music After Hours with Elizabeth Kasius and Heard

August 16 @ 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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »

Backstairs Tours

August 18 @ 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

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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|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 20 @ 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 »

Bringing Down the Colonel

August 20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 20, 2019 at 11:00am

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

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…

Find out more »

Wharton and Cather Short Stories

August 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 22 @ 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 »

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
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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
+ 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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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
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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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Backstairs Tours

September 8 @ 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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Backstairs Tours

September 15 @ 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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Backstairs Tours

September 22 @ 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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2019 Library Conversations — Morning Sessions

September 24 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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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Backstairs Tours

September 29 @ 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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October 2019

Backstairs Tours

October 20 @ 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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Backstairs Tours

October 27 @ 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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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
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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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