Our year-round programming reflects Wharton’s love of culture and the arts and includes live storytelling events, theater, music, and the popular Monday Lecture Series.

Summer Lecture Series Sale

May 21 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 5:00 pm LECTURE
Summer Lecture Series July 2 – August 28 General $30, Members $25 Our popular Summer Lecture Series is[...]

Classical Principles for Modern Design with Thomas Jayne

Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm LECTURE
In this illustrated presentation, award-winning designer Thomas Jayne will discuss his most recent book Classical[...]

Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life

Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LECTURE
Husband and wife team Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin will open our 2018 summer lecture[...]

Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life

Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm LECTURE
Husband and wife team Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin will open our 2018 summer lecture[...]

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LECTURE
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle[...]

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm LECTURE
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle[...]

Edith Wharton’s Anti-Semitism: A Consideration – An Encore Lecture

Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm LECTURE
Dr. Irene Goldman-Price examines disturbing evidence of Wharton’s prejudices gleaned from her writings, setting it[...]

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War

Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LECTURE
When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War[...]

Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War

Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm LECTURE
When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War[...]

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LECTURE
Soon after its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of[...]

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm LECTURE
Soon after its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of[...]

Goddess of Anarchy: Lucy Parsons

Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm LECTURE
Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons.[...]

Goddess of Anarchy: Lucy Parsons

Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm LECTURE
Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons.[...]

The Written World with Martin Puchner

Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm LECTURE
Prize-winning author and educator Martin Puchner will discuss his research, career and best-selling book The[...]

Oscar Wilde, the Inspiration for The Decoration of Houses?

Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm LECTURE
In 1882, Wilde embarked on his famous Lecture Tour of North America.  During his tour[...]