Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Mount's first flash mob

The Mount's first ever, and probably destined to remain only, flash mob, "Operation Waverly", was a great success! The Wikipedia article cited here speaks of flash mobs performing "an unusual and pointless act for a brief time" but The Mount's was anything but pointless. Our very important point was to support the campaign to save Save America's Treasures. We had a very good turnout, especially as it was early on a weekday, and we thank everyone who came and held up signs for our photo shoot. Save America's Treasures's blog has a nice article on The Mount. Keep up the pressure and help the people who really did Save The Mount!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Open call for photo shoot

Save America's Treasures is asking for photos from each of their projects that show groups of supporters at the site. To quote from SAT: "During the recess week of April 5th-9th, we are asking every SAT project across the country to help us promote your site and raise awareness for preservation by scheduling a public photo day [and] shine a spotlight on SAT's positive impact across the country."

We are asking for all of The Mount's friends who live in the Lenox area to come along on Wednesday morning, April 7th, at 9 am. Meet on the terrace for a group photo which we will send along to SAT. The Mount is offering a Be Our Guest pass for everyone who takes part. If this request at such short notice reminds you of a movie, please let it be the perennial favorite "White Christmas", and think of Save America's Treasures as General Waverly.

We don't ask anyone to don their old uniform, just come as you are and help save this vital program! See you Wednesday!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stockbridge's "Age of Innocence" is over

April seems to be a very good month for The Mount's near neighbor, The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. Following on from last year's extremely successful April 1st conference, they are fully booked again this year! We envy them their ability to fill spaces in the Berkshires in what is traditionally the low season. We hope that all of the many lovely ladies staying there today come over to The Mount for a visit. They could probably teach Lily Bart a thing or two about men.