Programs and Events

Music, performances, art…

The Mount is both a historic site and a cultural destination. Our programming reflects Wharton’s love of culture and the arts. Our summer programming includes music, theater, an outdoor sculpture exhibition, and the popular Monday Lecture series.  This August we are launching the Touchstones series, interviews with contemporary authors about the defining moments that shaped their creative lives.

Click here for a calendar of upcoming events. From May-October, we also offer guided tours of the house and gardens as well as Ghost tours and our new Backstairs tours.

For more information about events and tours, call 413-551-5100 or email info@edithwharton.org.

  Click here for listings and tickets on Eventbrite

Oct
24
Fri
Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Oct 24 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This event is sold out.  If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lefto 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.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

*There will be no 5:45 p.m. ghost tours on September 12, September 19, and September 26.

Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is sold out.  If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps…The Mount’s haunted history includes it all!  For over a century, The Mount has been home EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lefto 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.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Oct
25
Sat
Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Oct 25 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This event is sold out.  If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

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 EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lefwriters, 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.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is sold out.  If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

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 EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lefwriters, 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.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Oct
26
Sun
Backstairs Tour @ The Mount
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The butler was English, the housekeeper was Alsatian, and the secretary, who straddled a thin line between friend and employee, was the orphaned Housemaid belldaughter of German immigrants. Climb the backstairs and listen to their stories of life at The Mount during the Wharton era. Following your tour, enjoy Whartonian hospitality with something cool and bubbly on the Terrace and engage in conversation with The Mount’s expert interpreters.

The Backstairs Tour ticket includes:

-The Backstairs tour
-Light refreshments on the Terrace
-Up to 30 minutes of Q&A following the tour
-Full admission to The Mount for the day
-Regular guided house and garden tours

Oct
27
Mon
Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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 EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lefwriters, 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.  You never know who–or what–might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Oct
31
Fri
All Souls: A Special Halloween Reading with Ariel Bock @ The Mount
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you believe in ghosts?

No, I don’t believe in ghosts, but I’m afraid of them.

So begins Edith Wharton’s introduction to her own book of ghost stories. Wharton herself admitted to sleeping with the light on, even as she applied her writing talents to exploring the world of the supernatural and grotesque. Believers, non-believers, and the undecided are all welcome on All Hallows’ Eve for a reading of “All Souls,” Wharton’s last ghost story, written the year she died.

Seasonal refreshments will be available.

Halloween Ghost Tour – 10:30 p.m. @ The Mount
Oct 31 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

This event is sold out.  If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

Once again, The Mount presents a special midnight tour on the spookiest night of the year! Ghost in the Gallery

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps – The Mount’s haunted history includes it all. Join us for a special Halloween evening 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. You never know who–or what–might happen to show up.

The ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for tours are required.  For tickets, please fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Please note: This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

Nov
1
Sat
Victorian Boudoir: A Halloween Masquerade @ The Mount
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:00 am
The Halloween Masquerade is now sold out.  Thank you for your interest!

Join us for an evening full of sinister good fun at The Mount’s first ever masquerade ball.  We are partnering with the party gurus at Berkshire Shenanigans to bring you, Victorian Boudoir: A Halloween Masquerade.  It’s a costume party, so come dressed to party like it’s 1899!  There will be frights, food, and dancing.  DJ BFG will be bringing down the house (not literally!) and there will be a costume contest at the end of the night, so stick around.  Cash bar.  This event will sell out!  Don’t miss this chance to see The Mount as you’ve never seen it before!

Victorian Boudoir

Nov
22
Sat
Edith Wharton and Anna Bahlmann: Companions for Forty-two Years @ Scoville Memorial Library
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This lecture introduces Anna Bahlmann, Edith Wharton’s governess and companion, who later became her personal secretary.  When a cache of letters from my-dear-governessWharton to Bahlmann became available, the closeness of the two women and of Bahlmann’s role in helping the young Edith develop her prodigious talent became known.

Dr. Irene Goldman-Price traces the arc of their relationship, from the teacher who supported her literary aspirations, and the inevitable changes that ensued as Wharton grew into her social position and her extraordinary abilities.  This story of loyalty and trust between women from different social classes, unfolds over three continents beginning shortly after the Civil War until the heart of World War I, reveals the life story of a governess and sheds new light on Edith Wharton’s domestic and professional life.

Dr. Irene Goldman-Price has taught English and Women’s Studies at Boston University, Penn State University, Hazleton, and Ball State University, A life-long interest in the works of Edith Wharton has led her to publish several articles about the writer, to be a member of the Edith Wharton Society, to sit on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review, and become a trustee of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s house museum.  Her most recent work has been editing My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, published by Yale University Press in 2012.

Nov
26
Wed
The Wharton Salon Presents: The Long Run and The Rembrandt @ The Mount
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wharton Salon, Pythagoras Theatre Works in partnership with The Mount presents

The Long Run and The Rembrandt

by Edith Wharton, adapted by John Hadden and Michael Burnet

November 26-30, 2014

The Drawing Room

The Main House, The Mount

Click here to buy tickets!

Performances:
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 and 7:00
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00

Corinna May.  Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Corinna May. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, ​featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.

The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.

The Rembrandt
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

Tickets for The Long Run & The Rembrandt are now available for purchase!

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Nov
28
Fri
The Wharton Salon Presents: The Long Run and The Rembrandt @ The Mount
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wharton Salon, Pythagoras Theatre Works in partnership with The Mount presents

The Long Run and The Rembrandt

by Edith Wharton, adapted by John Hadden and Michael Burnet

November 26-30, 2014

The Drawing Room

The Main House, The Mount

Click here to buy tickets!

Performances:
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 and 7:00
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00

Corinna May.  Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Corinna May. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, ​featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.

The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.

The Rembrandt
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

Tickets for The Long Run & The Rembrandt are now available for purchase!

Wharton-Salon-web-head2

Nov
29
Sat
The Wharton Salon Presents: The Long Run and The Rembrandt @ The Mount
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Wharton Salon, Pythagoras Theatre Works in partnership with The Mount presents

The Long Run and The Rembrandt

by Edith Wharton, adapted by John Hadden and Michael Burnet

November 26-30, 2014

The Drawing Room

The Main House, The Mount

Click here to buy tickets!

Performances:
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 and 7:00
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00

Corinna May.  Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Corinna May. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, ​featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.

The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.

The Rembrandt
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

Tickets for The Long Run & The Rembrandt are now available for purchase!

Wharton-Salon-web-head2

The Wharton Salon Presents: The Long Run and The Rembrandt @ The Mount
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wharton Salon, Pythagoras Theatre Works in partnership with The Mount presents

The Long Run and The Rembrandt

by Edith Wharton, adapted by John Hadden and Michael Burnet

November 26-30, 2014

The Drawing Room

The Main House, The Mount

Click here to buy tickets!

Performances:
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 and 7:00
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00

Corinna May.  Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Corinna May. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, ​featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.

The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.

The Rembrandt
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

Tickets for The Long Run & The Rembrandt are now available for purchase!

Wharton-Salon-web-head2

Nov
30
Sun
The Wharton Salon Presents: The Long Run and The Rembrandt @ The Mount
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Wharton Salon, Pythagoras Theatre Works in partnership with The Mount presents

The Long Run and The Rembrandt

by Edith Wharton, adapted by John Hadden and Michael Burnet

November 26-30, 2014

The Drawing Room

The Main House, The Mount

Click here to buy tickets!

Performances:
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 and 7:00
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00

Corinna May.  Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Corinna May. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, ​featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.

The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.

The Rembrandt
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

Tickets for The Long Run & The Rembrandt are now available for purchase!

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