Apr
25
Tue
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour Today at 3 pm
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
26
Wed
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour Today at 3 pm
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour Today at 3 pm
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
28
Fri
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour Today at 3 pm
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paranormal Investigation
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 12:00 am

Join David Raby in a paranormal investigation of our historic and haunted mansion. The event will start at 7:00 pm and last until 12:00 midnight.

Before the investigation, Raby will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is for someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator.

As a non-fiction author and paranormal investigator Raby has always been intrigued by history. He undauntedly enters haunted locations that would terrify others with hopes of contacting lingering spirits to discover why they remain.

Raby is the author of three published books and countless online articles. With his passion for the paranormal field, he has accumulated over a decade of experience, founded a paranormal group and has helped many people (and spirits) that ranged between the curious and those seeking urgent advice.

His interest in the paranormal was shaped by the fact that spirits seem to be attracted to his compassion and openness. He has a knack for storytelling that fuels his intensive historical research and fact finding. He believes that by bringing people’s stories out of the shadows and into the light of our awareness, they may find eternal rest and peace.

Tickets for this exciting event are $35 per person. Reservations are required. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the preservation and restoration of Ventfort Hall. For information or reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Apr
29
Sat
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour Today at 3 pm
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Resin Jewelry Workshop
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Jill Becker, MD, MA, who has a practice in Newton, MA, will conduct a resin jewelry workshop here at the mansion on Saturday, April 29th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Join others in the relaxing atmosphere of creating your own piece of jewelry, using glitter, watch parts, botanicals, etc. – or bring a favorite small item with which Jill will teach you how to encase in resin and showcase in a jewelry bezel. Create a necklace, earrings or a pin. Your work of art will be ready to take home by the end of the workshop.

Dr. Becker believes that the Expressive Arts are accessible to everyone. Even those who do not see themselves as inherently artistic can benefit from the relaxation associated with “doodling” as well as delving deeper via other directives and modalities. For her, creating art is one of those opportunities!

The fee for each workshop, which includes all materials, is $30 for advance reservations and $35 for day-of admission.  Children should be at least 12 years of age.  Reservations are recommended as the workshop size is limited. For information or reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence Reading with Kristen Hewitt @ The Drawing Room at The Mount
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for a reading with Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Kristen Hewitt. Kristen will read from her recent works, and there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation following the program, along with a reception.

Kristen Hewitt, a poet and nonfiction writer who resides in Northampton, MA, is the poetry editor of The Maine Review.  She graduated from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME, and is currently studying poetry at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  Her writing has appeared in Orion, Terrain.org, and Whitefish Review.  As the Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, she is teaching a creative nonfiction writing workshop at the Berkshire Waldorf High School.

This event is co-sponsored by The Mount, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundationthe Berkshire Waldorf High School, and the Stockbridge Library.

 The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. 

Apr
30
Sun
Ventfort Hall Tours Daily, Last Guided Tour at 2 pm
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELLED: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Lecture with Author Kathryn Aalto @ Drawing Room at The Mount
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.  The Mount will contact ticket holders regarding issuing refunds.

Garden historian Kathryn Aalto will discuss how the magical forests of south east England inspired A.A. Milne to create the cherished tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.

Kathryn Aalto is an American landscape historian, designer and lecturer living in Exeter, England. She is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, a People magazine Best New Book Pick.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.