Mar
3
Sun
Annual Vacation March 3- April 24 @ Chez Nous
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm

Our annual recuperation, relaxation & renovation occurring from March 3- April 24.  Join us in April to celebrate the beginning of our 15th year in business!  Spring hours, open for dinner from 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday.  We look forward to seeing you then…

Rachel & Franck

Apr
21
Sun
Closed Easter Sunday
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
25
Thu
Through the Learning Glass @ Spectrum Playhouse
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Through the Looking Glass

An original Play exploring learning differences

Created and performed by CIP Berkshire Drama Students

Recommended for Ages 8 and up

Apr
26
Fri
True Conversations with Lauren Groff @ Drawing Room at The Mount
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Lauren Groff, New York Times Bestselling author of Florida and Fates and Furies. Asking questions not typically asked of female 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!

This event is proudly sponsored by Canyon Ranch Lenox.

Lauren Groff is the author of five books, two of which were finalists for the National Book Awards: the novel Fates and Furies, and the story collection Florida. She has been named a Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellow, one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, and has had five stories in the Best American Short Stories  Anthology, edited by Heidi Pitlor. She lives in Gainesville, Floridas.

Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Her writing has been published in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, and elsewhere. She currently teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Regis University in Denver. She lives with her twin daughter and son and her husband outside Boston and is currently working on her third novel.

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

Apr
27
Sat
Ghost Hunt – A Spirited Evening
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join David Raby for a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall.  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 four 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.

Before the investigation, he 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 perfect for everyone; from someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at midnight. Tickets for this exciting event are $35 per person. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the preservation and restoration of Ventfort Hall. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.

Through the Learning Glass @ Spectrum Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Through the Looking Glass

An original Play exploring learning differences

Created and performed by CIP Berkshire Drama Students

Recommended for Ages 8 and up

May
4
Sat
Families First: Three Little Pigs @ Spectrum Playhouse
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

An original retelling of the classic fairytale.

The Three Little Pigs is a hilarious puppet show for ages 4 and up

Admission Free / $5 suggested donation

May
5
Sun
Girls Right the World @ The Mount, Drawing Room
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the third issue of Girls Right the World, an international online literary and art journal that publishes work by girls worldwide. Created and edited by students from Miss Hall’s School and accomplished poet/teacher Emily Pulfer-Terino, Girls Right the World promotes diversity of culture and expression to a robust and growing global audience. This student-led program will include a panel discussion in which editors highlight select work from Issue Three followed by interactive conversation among editors and attendees.

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

 

May
11
Sat
Opening Day at The Mount! @ The Mount
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mount opens for the 2019 season! Join us for daily tours of the house and gardens.

May
14
Tue
Weekly Birding at The Mount @ The Mount
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Learn the skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

We offer two different tours, a moderate tour and an intermediate tour. Please see descriptions below to know which tour is appropriate for you. Both tours welcome experienced birders and those new to the hobby and offer views of the Main House. All tours leave from The Mount’s Stable promptly at 8:00 am. Pre-registration is required, tours are limited to 20. To register click HERE or go to www.massaudubon.org/programs.

  • Moderate – This is a leisurely-paced walk leaving from the historic Stable through the woodlands and marsh.
  • Intermediate – This is a vigorously-paced walk through rocky and uneven terrain down to Edith Wharton Park and Laurel Lake. We walk back to the Stable through woodlands and marshes.

Binoculars and bird books will be provided by Mass Audubon but feel free to bring your own. Proper hiking attire and footwear, bug spray, and water bottles are highly recommended. Please note that our bird walks are not suitable for wheelchairs and includes steep and uneven terrain.

There will be no tours on August 6, August, 13, and August 20.

This program is offered in partnership with Mass Audubon Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Dale Abrams is the Education and Volunteer Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries. He is a life-long naturalist, birder, and wildlife tracker who has studied ecosystems from West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, and New England, where he has lived in the Berkshires for the past 17 years.

Drew Johnson is a naturalist for Mass Audubon as well as a writer and teacher with work in Harper’s, New England Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Literary Review, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. He is an experienced birder who leads guided hikes and nature walks in the Berkshires and the Hilltowns.

Becky Cushing is the Director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries and has guided nature and outdoor programs throughout New England since 2003. Her background is in conservation biology, with an MS in Plant Biology from UVM’s Field Naturalist Program and she is a 2012 Switzer Fellow.