Friday, April 11, 2008

Greetings from The Mount!

Apologies for the temporary silence from the Mount. We are indeed alive and well and have been working hard to keep up with the steady stream of contributions and suggestions that have come to us from near and far. We are fast approaching the $650,000 mark in contributions from over 1,000 friends and supporters and hope everyone will keep spreading the word.
The great news is that the staff and volunteers are actively planning for a May 9th opening. Mark it on your calendars!

We will post details on hours, volunteer opportunities and events planned as soon as we able. We have a tentative line up for the popular lecture series waiting in the wings as well.

For those of you in the New York or Boston area, Hermione Lee is appearing in conjunction with the paperback release of her biography of Edith Wharton at the 92nd Street Y this Sunday, April 13( ) and at Brookline Booksmiths ( on April 16. Professor Lee has been very supportive of the Mount and we appreciate her continued help in spreading the word.

While we are thrilled to get moving with real plans for a 2008 season, we fully realize that we still face an April 24th deadline. We hope the more momentum the campaign gains, the greater the chances are we can open for the season. We continue to count on your support and generosity.

Thank you,
The Staff and Volunteers at the Mount