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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu September 11, 2014

'Common Ground' - SculptureNow At The Mount

Ann Jon - 'Arch II' - steel, pigment

  The Mount in Lenox, MA welcomes 40,000 visitors during its season from May 3-October 31. It is a destination point for lovers of Edith Wharton’s writing, historical mansion, exquisite gardens, and now lovers of contemporary sculpture.

Common Ground is an exhibition of contemporary outdoor sculptures currently on display at The Mount and presented in partnership with SculptureNow. In this segment we take a tour of the exhibition with SculptureNow Director, Ann Jon. We also check in with Susan Wissler, the Executive Director of The Mount.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Joanna Rakoff Coming To The Mount's Touchstones Series

    In its Touchstones author series, The Mount in Lenox, MA welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers.

The August 15 program will feature Joanna Smith Rakoff whose new memoir, My Salinger Year, was recently released in June and is an Amazon Best Book pick for summer reading!

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Tanglewood - The Mount

    The Mount is a National Historic Landmark located in Lenox, MA. It is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton - author of The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, and The House of Mirth - among many other works.

The Mount recently sustained incredible damage during heavy rains - but their Summer plans forge on and we are joined now by Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount.

New England News
4:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Donations Flow In For The Mount After Heavy Rain Damage

The Mount's French flower garden after the heavy rain
Credit The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home

Donations are pouring in for The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts after last week’s pouring rain wreaked havoc on the historic gardens at the former home of author and humanitarian Edith Wharton.

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New England News
12:42 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Berkshires Clean Up After Rain, Flooding Damage

The Mount's French flower garden after five inches of rain sent eight inches of debris streaming into the garden bed.
Credit The Mount: Edith's Wharton Home

Heavy rain last week damaged roads throughout the Capital Region and western Massachusetts.

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New England News
10:38 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Heavy Rain Damages Edith Wharton's Estate In Lenox

The Mount's French flower garden after the heavy rain
Credit The Mount: Edith's Warton Home

Heavy rain Wednesday night and into Thursday damaged roads throughout the Capital Region and western Massachusetts. The downpours also wreaked havoc on historic gardens in Lenox.

Workers at The Mount, the 50-acre estate of the late author and humanitarian Edith Wharton, found what they call heartbreak Thursday morning. Five inches of rain washed away nearly two feet of walkway limestone, revealing quarry rubble laid by the Whartons more than a century ago.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Mount

    The Mount in Lenox, MA is both an historic site and a center for culture inspired by the passions and achievements of Edith Wharton.

They are presenting events just about every day of the week throughout their season including theatre, music, readings, lectures, The Wharton Salon, and ghost tours. The Mount will host their 3rd WordFest September 19-21. This year, in addition to readings and poetry, they are bringing Literary Death Match to the Berkshires.

There is a lot going on and The Mount’s Executive Director, Susan Wissler, and Communications Director, Rebecka McDougall join us to tell us more.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Mount's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes and Joe Donahue

Julian Fellowes, creator of the PBS smash Downton Abbey, received the 2012 Edith Wharton Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston on Saturday. But, he extended his first trip to the Bay State by one day to have time to visit The Mount in Lenox. We met up with him there and spoke with him about Wharton and his work.

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