Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Big Read at Massillon Museum, Ohio

(Wharton fans near Massillion Ohio appear to be in for a treat. Thanks to Ms. Corwin for bringing this to our attention.)

Hello to everyone at The Mount

I am excited to be looking forward to our community participation in The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, when we will be reading and discussing The Age of Innocence and celebrating the life of Edith Wharton. The Massillon Museum and The Massillon Public Library will be having book discussion groups and I will be hosting one of the book discussions here at my new tea room, The Amherst Rose.

Events include The Gilded Age Ball, the Victorian Parlor, showings at our local theater of The House of Mirth, In Love and War, and The Age of Innocence, one-act plays at our local high school, and a program on Victorian Etiquette at our local historic home, Five Oaks There will also be a symposium at Kent State University - Stark County Campus.

For more information you can view the events at the web site for The Massillon Museum at

Please join us in celebrating the Big Read and The Age of Innocence. The Gilded Age Ball will be the first event on February 28th.

Mary Jane Corwin

The Amherst Rose and Palour Gift Shoppe
937 Amherst Road NE
Massillon OH 44646