Monday, June 23, 2008

Update from The Mount

Many apologies for the silence from us on this blog. We have been, luckily, quite busy with getting the Mount up and running for the 2008 season. We have had many first-time visitors so far as well as loyal returnees. Several newspapers have run features that have inspired quite a few visitors particularly from Rhode Island and upstate New York. But we still urgently need everyone's help to support us and encourage people to visit.

We are looking forward at the end of this week to welcoming members of the Edith Wharton Society ( ) who are holding their 2008 conference in Pittsfield and to the start of the Tanglewood season this Saturday with a live broadcast of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.

Our cafe is now serving lunch on the terrace and will soon start new evening hours on weekends in July and August, which should be quite magical. Old favorites like Wharton on Wednesday and the popular Monday lecture series are returning as well. Check our main web page for details, and come visit!

The Staff and Volunteers at The Mount

Martha Stewart & The Mount

Don't you think Martha Stewart should broadcast a show from The Mount? The history, the architecture, the exquisite interior design, the gardens, the painstaking restoration process -- there is a super abundance of material that is perfect for her TV show. Surely manyof her fans would then be inspired to visit, and perhaps contribute.
It would be wonderful if Martha herself would also contribute to save The Mount. I would think she feels a kinship with the author of The Decoration of Houses.

Rachel Gibson []
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