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Lenox, Massachusetts

The Mount. Image: David Dashiell

Lenox is a small but vibrant New England town nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Its rural beauty and major cultural attractions including Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Shakespeare and Company's new international campus; and Edith Wharton’s restored mansion, The Mount, attract thousands annually. Ventfort Hall Museum and the Historic Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum celebrate the Gilded Age of the 1890's in Lenox. At Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, visitors can see an exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art. Despite its strong tourist attractions and array of accommodations, Lenox remains primarily a residential community of approximately 6,000 people.

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Books, Talks & Spoken Word

In Conversation: Writers Amy Bloom and Ali Benjamin

February 25, 2021|4:00 pm

The Mount

In conversation with author Amy Bloom, Ali Benjamin will discuss her debut novel, "The Smash-Up," inspired by Edith Wharton’s novella "Ethan Frome."... MORE

Ashintully Remembered: Post-war Living in a Gilded Age House

February 27, 2021|3:30 pm

Ventfort Hall

Berkshire County native Holly McLennan Ketron, raised at Ashintully in Tyringham, will give a visual presentation on the Palladian mansion’s history... MORE

Distinguished Lecture Series: Artist Gregory Crewdson

March 21, 2021|4:00 pm

Lenox Library

The Library's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with a virtual talk featuring award-winning photographer Gregory Crewdson, who lives and works in... MORE

Things That Grow: Author Meredith Goldstein in Conversation

March 25, 2021|7:00 pm

The Mount

Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein has set part of her new novel, "Things That Grow," at The Mount and its gardens. She’s also based an entir... MORE

Events, Festivals & Exhibits

Tales for Two: Famous Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 26, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Ventfort Hall

In the 1939 classic film "The Women," one character participates in the amorous intrigues of her co-conspirators, swooning “Oh l’amour, l’amour!... MORE

Music

Berkshire Opera Festival Presents: Much Ado About Shakespeare

August 11, 2021|7:00 pm

The Mount

Berkshire Opera Festival presents an evening of music featuring texts by the great William Shakespeare, sung by members of our internationally-renowne... MORE

Tours, Walks & Outdoor Recreation

Winter Ecology: Beavers and other Mammals

February 27, 2021|10:00 am

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Beavers are some of our hardiest mammals, remaining active under the ice all winter long. Search for the signs of what these thick-furred creatures ar... MORE