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THE MOUNT: A GREAT AMERICAN HOUSE DESIGNED BY A GREAT AMERICAN WRITER

January 29 @ 4:00 pm

Free

Edith Wharton is known today mainly for her contribution to American literature, yet she was also a skilled pioneer of house and garden design. On January 29 at 4 p.m. the Essex Library will host Director of Visitor Services, Anne Schuyler, for a virtual overview of The Mount, Wharton’s elegant estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, which she designed with the same passion and lucidity she applied to her written work. Schuyler will survey the history of The Mount from its creation in 1902 to today, where it thrives as a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

Anne Schuyler, Director of Visitor Services currently leads the Visitors Services, Interpretation, and Exhibits teams. Since joining EWR in 2006, Anne has produced multiple exhibits and revised the interpretive content on Wharton and The Mount, highlighting, among other topics, Wharton’s humanitarian work during WWI and servant life at The Mount. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Virginia and a Professional Certificate in Public History from Northeastern University in Boston.

This virtual program on Zoom is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560, or see the Library’s website at www.youressexlibrary.org  

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
www.youressexlibrary.org  

Organizer

Essex Library Association
Phone:
(860) 767-1560
Website:
http://www.youressexlibrary.org/

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