Mid-Season Highlights

It’s been an exciting season thus far at The Mount, with beautiful weather, a full schedule of fun and informative programming, and of course, the arrival of new faces and old friends to tour Edith Wharton’s home.

Also exciting is the spread of Whartonmania this summer!  Anne Kingston detailed how Wharton’s timeless literary formula continues to inspire today’s readers and writers in “Why Edith Wharton haunts us still” for Maclean’s.  And Bethanne Patrick wrote a favorable review on The Washington Post website on Stephanie Clifford’s new Wharton-inspired novel, Everybody Rise.

We’re eager to share with you our mid-season highlights, which can be found below!


The Mount celebrated the release of journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick’s new book, Spinster: Making A Life of One’s Own, with a book launch in May (photos by J. Kyron Hanson).

2015-06-05 18.32.17Charles Giuliano, publisher/editor of Berkshire Fine Arts, came to The Mount in June to celebrate his first book of poetry, Shards of a Life, with a book launch and reading.


On July 3, The Mount partnered with The Lift Ev’ry Voice 2015 Festival to present a community picnic.  Over 700 visitors came to enjoy the sounds of The Heth~Bradley~Houston Band, as well as delicious Latin cuisine from Lucia’s Latin Kitchen (photos by Susan Geller).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough came to the Berkshires in July and gave a sold-out lecture on his book, The Wright Brothers, as part of The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series (photos by John Seakwood).