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The Mount celebrates 30 years of The Summer Lectures Series starting June 30

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, announces the 2023 Summer Lecture Series lineup, which kicks off on June 30 with a two-day celebration to celebrate the series' 30th year.

Lenox — The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, announces the 2023 Summer Lecture Series lineup and special two-day Anniversary Celebration. Now in its 30th year, the annual series brings leading biographers and historians to the Berkshires.

The 2023 Summer Lecture Series kicks off on June 30 with a two-day celebration. Favorite speakers from years past, including former NPR correspondent and author Kati Marton, will be returning for a stimulating lineup of moderated panel discussions on the timeless themes of Wharton, Women, and War.​ On June 30, The Mount will host a gala under the stars with award-winning biographers and historians celebrating 30 years of memorable lectures.

The annual eight-part lecture series will commence on July 10. This year’s speaker roster includes New York Times bestselling Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, Pulitzer-prize winning historian David Kertzer, and Guggenheim fellow Michael Frank, among other notable authors.

“The lineup this year pays tribute to the impact and legacy of 30 years of lectures at The Mount,” said Susan Wissler, Executive Director. “We look forward to welcoming our community back to The Mount for what promises to be another engaging season in honor of this milestone year.”

Sales for all Summer Lectures and Celebration Events open for Mount Members on Wednesday, May 10, and to the general public on Monday, May 15 on The Mount’s website. Prices are $25 for Mount Members and $30 for General Admission. All lectures and panel discussions are free for graduate and undergraduate students, and children under 18.

View the full lineup for the 30th-year kick-off celebration from June 30 through July 1 here. View the lineup for the 2023 eight-part Summer Lecture Series taking place from July 10 through August 29 here.