Jul
10
Fri
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Jul 10 all-day

The mansion remains closed as we continue to take all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff.

In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus we have postponed all of our events through the beginning of July. We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate.

Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. We wish you all good health!

SOLD OUT – Ghost Hunt with David Raby
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

SOLD OUT

Join David Raby and special guest, Rebecca Anne LoCicero for a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall.  A non-fiction author and paranormal investigator, Raby has always been intrigued by history. Undaunted, he  enters haunted locations that would terrify others with hopes of contacting lingering spirits to discover why they remain.

Raby is the author of four published books and countless online articles. With his passion for the paranormal field, he has accumulated over a decade of experience, founded a paranormal group and has helped many people (and spirits) that ranged between the curious and those seeking urgent advice.

His interest in the paranormal was shaped by the fact that spirits seem to be attracted to his compassion and openness. He has a knack for storytelling that fuels his intensive historical research and fact finding.

He believes that by bringing people’s stories out of the shadows and into the light of our awareness, they may find eternal rest and peace.

Rebecca Anne LoCicero’s has been working as a psychic medium worldwide for over twenty-four years and is a three-time published author.  LoCicero is the Proprietor of The Beyond Center in Vernon, Connecticut and is certified through the Forever Family Foundation. She has appeared at national comedy clubs, holistic centers, lecture halls and expositions as well as on local television and radio broadcasts.

Before the investigation, Raby will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is perfect for everyone; from someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at midnight. Masks that cover both the mouth and nose are required during this event.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Non-refundable tickets for this exciting event are $38 per person with a reduced rate of $20 for ages 12 – 18 and 19-23 with student ID and are limited. Reservations are required. No walk-ins. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the preservation and restoration of Ventfort Hall.

Jul
11
Sat
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Jul 11 all-day

The mansion remains closed as we continue to take all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff.

In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus we have postponed all of our events through the beginning of July. We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate.

Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. We wish you all good health!

Drop in Yoga saturday 8am to 9am
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

NO YOGA TODAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 15

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturday mornings  from 8 to 9 am and Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm. The classes are indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Jul
12
Sun
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Jul 12 all-day

The mansion remains closed as we continue to take all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff.

In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus we have postponed all of our events through the beginning of July. We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate.

Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. We wish you all good health!

Jul
13
Mon
CLOSED TO TOURS AND VISITORS
Jul 13 all-day

The mansion remains closed as we continue to take all recommended precautions to ensure a healthy environment for visitors and staff.

In response to practicing social distancing regarding the Coronavirus we have postponed all of our events through the beginning of July. We will announce new event dates and changes to our hours of operation when appropriate.

Please call us if you have any questions at (413) 637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. We wish you all good health!

Jul
18
Sat
Drop in Yoga saturday 8am to 9am
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

NO YOGA TODAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 15

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturday mornings  from 8 to 9 am and Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm. The classes are indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Jul
25
Sat
Drop in Yoga saturday 8am to 9am
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

NO YOGA TODAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 15

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturday mornings  from 8 to 9 am and Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm. The classes are indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Jul
28
Tue
Tuesday Talk – “Eva Tanguay, the I Don’t Care Girl or Lady Gaga of the Gilded Age”
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Historian and author Andrew Erdman will present at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum a Tuesday Talk on “Eva Tanguay, the I Don’t Care Girl or Lady Gaga of the Gilded Age”.  He will make his visual presentation on Tuesday, July 28 at 4:00 pm.

“She came on like a meteor, but there is a lasting quality.” So wrote Ashton Stevens, Chicago Examiner, in 1911.  Who was this Lady Gaga of the Gilded Age?  Erdman will tell us based on his latest book Queen of Vaudeville:  The Story of Eva Tanguay, the first-ever biography of the legendary performer. Showbiz circles of her day nicknamed her the “I Don’t Care Girl” after her trademark song “I Don’t Care”, which she first introduced as part of a vaudeville act in 1905. Erdman will play her later recording of this song for us.

Tanguay billed herself as “the girl who made vaudeville famous”.  She was to be an audience favorite with a long-lasting career. Ziegfeld had to have her for his Follies. She is remembered for brassy, self-confident songs that portrayed the emancipated woman, such as “It’s All Been Done Before but Not the Way I Do It”, “I Want Someone to Go Wild with Me” and “That’s Why They Call Me Tabasco”.

Gaining free publicity with outrageous behavior (she also paid large sums for advertising) was to her liking.  In 1910, a year after the Lincoln penny was issued, she appeared on stage in a dress entirely covered in the new coins, some of which she pluck off and playfully threw at men in the audience. With her natural talent for self-promotion, she made headlines for allegedly being kidnapped and having her jewels stolen.  She even declared herself a Christian Scientist and became one of the first celebrities to receive plastic surgery. She was described by the father of public relations, Edward Bernays, as “our first symbol of emergence from the Victorian age.”

She out-earned the likes of such contemporaries as Enrico Caruso and Harry Houdini, a fortune that she lost with the stock market crash of 1929. During the following decade she retired from show business and died in 1947 at her home in Hollywood, CA, at age 68.  A native of Canada, her family had moved to Holyoke, MA, where she developed an initial interest in the performing arts.

Erdman served as a staff reporter at Fortune magazine where he wrote a weekly human-interest column and profiles of the world’s billionaires. He also has written for National Lampoon, Diversions, Women.com and LifetimeTV.com. He has worked in television, serving as head writer for the talk/comedy/variety show Sex, Lies and Video Clips on VH1.  His earlier book is Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895-1915.  Erdman is a trained psychotherapist and author of topics related to therapy and psychoanalysis. He teaches at the New York University School of Social Work.

Tickets for the Erdman lecture are $20 per person. Reservations are required and seating is strictly limited. Tea cannot be served until further notice due to the Coronavirus.  Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for a reservation. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

The Summer 2020 series of Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Ventfort Hall board member Lucille Landa and William Landa.

Aug
1
Sat
Drop in Yoga saturday 8am to 9am
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

NO YOGA TODAY, TUESDAY, DEC. 15

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturday mornings  from 8 to 9 am and Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm. The classes are indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.