Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 The Mount is closed until until state and local officials deem it safe be together again. But don’t worry…We have been working hard on ways to bring The Mount to you, in the safety of your homes.
Here are some ways to stay connected and to enjoy all The Mount has to offer.
We will be adding content to our site over the next few weeks so please check back often.
The following FREE online programs will be streamed live via Zoom.
HEIDI PITLOR’S TRUE CONVERSATIONS (May 31-August 24)
with JESSICA SHATTUCK
Recorded Sunday, May 31
with ANNA SOLOMON
Recorded Sunday, June 14
THESE FEVERED DAYS WITH MARTHA ACKMANN
Recorded Monday, June 1, 4:00 PM
DISCOURSE & PROCESS CHATS (June 8 – July 27)
We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person lecture series. However, we are delighted to offer free online conversations with each of our eight planned authors in a new program we’re calling Discourse & Process Chats. Moderated by Julie Scelfo, past Lecture Series presenter and author of The Women Who Made New York, these conversations will provide insight into each author’s book and their research and writing process.
with KATHARINE SMYTH, author of All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
Recorded Monday, June 15
ONLINE BIRD WALK WITH MASS AUDUBON
Recorded Thursday, June 18
WHAT A LIBRARY MEANS TO A WOMAN
Thursday, June 25, 4:00 PM
RESEARCHING THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Wednesday, July 1, 4:00 PM
100 YEARS OF INNOCENCE
Thursday, July 9, 4:00 PM
TELLING TWO STORIES
Thursday, August 6, 4:00 PM
MEMBER EVENT: THE BUTLER DID IT!
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 PM
In this new exhibit, we look behind the finished page to follow Edith Wharton’s creative process, as she turned rough notes into a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Each month, we will provide a quote or an image related to Edith Wharton or The Mount and encourage you to exercise your mind and creative writing skills!
Our curators highlight individual books from the library that are especially noteworthy.
Listen to our featured authors introduce their books.
Best known as a novelist, Edith Wharton was also an accomplished poet. Here is a selection of her poems read by Wharton scholar Dr. Irene Goldman-Price.