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Ventfort Hall in Lenox opens second floor to public

From the Berkshire Eagle. LENOX — At Ventfort Hall, one leaves the 21st century in the cloakroom with one’s coat. This past weekend, the second floor of the iconic 19th century mansion was re-reopened for tours. The second floor had been reopened for a summer in 2009 after some restoration work. But it was closed […]

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Ventfort Hall play offers human glimpse at Gilded Age

From The Berkshire Beacon: LENOX – In addition to Ventfort Hall’s traditional “Tea and Talk” series, this summer, you can get a closer glimpse at the people of the Gilded Age. The era comes to life through the one-woman show Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age, which is running at Ventfort Hall. For the […]

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In the Spotlight: Morgan O-Yuki

One of the somewhat hidden gems in the Berkshires is the annual play at Ventfort Hall. Each summer’s performance stars a solo female actor in the role of an historic figure related to Ventfort’s history. Subtitled, “The Geisha of the Gilden Age,” the story is the biography of Yuki Kato, wife of George Morgan of […]

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Article on Ice Cream Social and “Meet the Minis”

http://equinejournal.com/component/content/article/2476  

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Community: 20 Questions for Yo-Yo Ma, Rural Intelligence

Yo-Yo Ma is a key player during Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary season; Rural Intelligence editor Bess Hochstein chose this occasion to pose the Rural Intelligence 20 Questions, plus a few extra, to him. 6. When your busy schedule allows, what other local performance venues do you attend? Theater, Ventfort Hall, Jacob’s Pillow,Bidwell House lectures.

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Ghost Hunters from the Syfy Channel Visit Ventfort Hall

On to Lenox, Mass., where the 28,000 square foot Ventfort Hall boasts sprits touching people, doors opening, a female face descending a staircase and a whispering female voice.  The home once belonged to George and Sarah Morgan, and the employees want to know which of them is haunting the home. The third floor where doors […]

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Big Old Houses – A Hairbreadth Escape

by John Foreman About 20 years ago, during a very fluid period in my career, a girl I knew suggested we rent a mansion together in Stockbridge, Mass. Either a single or a double homicide — depending on whether or which of us escaped — would surely have ensued, so it was a lucky thing […]

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In Winter, Berkshire Culture Moves Indoors, NY Times

By MARK VANHOENACKER Wandering Ventfort’s fabulous rooms, it’s hard to imagine how close it came to demolition. The site’s rescue was assured only in 1997, as ice encroached on the parlor and the dismemberment of its interior architecture was already under way. Today, telltale blond highlights scattered throughout the original woodwork, darkened by age, testify […]

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Designer Showcase Photos

Please follow this link to access hi-resolution photos by Kevin Sprague of the Designer Showcase for immediate press purposes. We will be re-shooting this in about a week as everything is finalized but these are available for press use in the interim. Please credit Kevin Sprague.

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The Berkshire Eagle: Letters to the Editor

My wife and I and my daughter and sister-in-law had the great pleasure of attending the concert on Aug. 15 at Ventfort Hall given by Keisuke Wakeo, the assistant principal oboist of the BSO, and Edmond Arkus, his long-time pianist colleague. The concert featured the second pubic performance of John Williams’ new “Concerto for Oboe” […]

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