Event Calendar

May
12
Thu
Everything Old is New Again (Ask my plastic surgeon) @ The Drawing Room at The Mount
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sally-JaneSally-Jane Heit is mounting her own primary at The Mount.

In the glorious setting of Edith Wharton’s Drawing Room, she will prove that Everything Old is New Again (ask her plastic surgeon).

A few centuries back, her great friend Voltaire (a great dancer) said, “History doesn’t repeat itself.  People do.”

Through her own cast of characters – single and married, old and young, and everything in between, Sally-Jane irreverently, musically and in technicolor proves her point.

Sally-Jane Heit has an impressive list of theatre, movie and television and cabaret credits.  She wants you to know she can be googled (is that legal?) or visit her website at www.sallyjaneheit.com.

 

May
14
Sat
Opening Day at The Mount! @ The Mount
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mount will re-open for the 2016 season on May 14, 2016.  The buildings and gardens will once again be open to the public on a daily basis.

 

 

Photos by John Seakwood.

For ticketing and tour information, click here.

May
21
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

May
22
Sun
A Reading with Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Sion Dayson @ The Drawing Room at The Mount
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sion Dayson

Sion Dayson

Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Sion Dayson will read from her work, including the upcoming When Things Were Green, published by Queen’s Ferry Press in 2017. Refreshments and conversation with the author will follow the reading.

Sion Dayson is an American writer who lives in Paris. She has published more than a dozen pieces of fiction and nonfiction and her debut novel, When Things Were Green, is forthcoming from Queen’s Ferry Press in 2017. Sion holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Guilford College. She’s been the writer-in-residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida. In addition to creative writing, Sion has worked for Google, Expedia, and the Social Science Research Council. Her popular blog on life in Paris is parisimperfect.com. As Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, she has spent the spring in Stockbridge, writing and teaching a creative writing workshop at the Berkshire Waldorf High School.

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

May
29
Sun
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Jun
4
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Jun
5
Sun
Inspired by Edith @ The Terrace at The Mount
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us on Sunday, June 5th for a conversation with authors Sophie McManus and Stephanie Clifford on how Edith Wharton sparks the imagination of writers in the 21st century.  100 years after Edith, both Clifford and McManus have written their debut novels inspired by the themes and issues Wharton brought forward during her own life time.

Sophie McManus is the author of The Unfortunates, which was a finalist for the 2015 Discover Award, the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and named a notable book by The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Paste, and Time Out (New York) among others. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, O Magazine, Tin House, and elsewhere. She teaches writing in Brooklyn, New York.

As a New York Times reporter, Loeb-award winning journalist Stephanie Clifford covered courts, business and media. Everybody Rise, her first book, was a New York Times bestseller, with movie rights optioned by Fox 2000. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, she grew up in Seattle and lives in Brooklyn.

Unfortunates      Everybody Rise

Sophie McManus

Sophie McManus

Stephanie Clifford

Stephanie Clifford

Jun
11
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Jun
12
Sun
SculptureNow Exhibition Guided Tour and Opening Reception @ The Mount
Jun 12 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Mount and SculptureNow will fete the opening of their 2016 sculpture show!

Join exhibiting artists at 3:30 pm for a complete tour of the show (the tour will meet in the Stable).  A 5 pm reception on the Terrace will follow, with opening remarks by Senator Ben Downing.

Reservations are not required. For more information, please call 413-551-5100.

Photos by John Seakwood.

 

 

Jun
18
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Jun
22
Wed
Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

                                               Wednesday Ghost Walks

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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.  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. If tickets are sold out for a particular evening and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email info@edithwharton.org.

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

 

Jun
23
Thu
Le Café Français @ The Terrace at The Mount
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Du 23 juin au 01 sept, chaque jeudi matin de 8h30, 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 (June 23- Sept. 1) at 8:30am in honor of Edith Wharton’s love affair with France!  Conversation begins at 8:30; $10 for non-members, $7 for members.

Reservations are required.  To purchase tickets, fill in the ticket form below or call 413-551-5100.

Jun
25
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, May 21
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Saturday, June 4
  • Saturday, June 11
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, June 25
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Saturday, September 10
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Saturday, October 8
  • Saturday, October 15

We regret any inconvenience.  If visiting on one of these dates, please feel free to use your 7-day pass to visit us again within a week’s time!

Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Jun
29
Wed
Wharton on Wednesdays @ The Terrace at The Mount
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wharton on Wednesdays, 7.15 (7)Come hear for yourself why Edith Wharton’s writings continue to captivate readers and win Wharton new fans!

Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mount’s view-rich Terrace while listening to Wharton’s short stories read by professional actors. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase.

The readings begin at 5 pm on the Terrace.  The 2016 schedule will be posted in the spring.

Tickets for Wharton on Wednesdays can be purchased at the door before the event.  No advanced reservations are needed.

Ghost Tour @ The Mount
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

                                               Wednesday Ghost Walks

EW-ghost-in-the-gallery-lef

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.  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. If tickets are sold out for a particular evening and you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email info@edithwharton.org.

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

 

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