Mar
24
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 24 all-day
Mar
26
Fri
Pre-Recorded – “VENTFORT ENCORE SERIES”
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum is offering the public for the first time selected visual presentations that were pre-recorded at the mansion in 2020.  The initial five of the Ventfort Encore Series, most of which were part of last year’s Tuesday Talks, are presented by speakers who are experts or specialists in the fields they cover.  Beginning March 5, the lectures will be aired on consecutive Fridays at 6:00 pm and will be available to view for one week following each initial showing.

If you are unable to view the lecture at the scheduled time, the link to view will be available for a full week after the event date for viewing at your convenience. However, ticket reservations can only be made up to Friday evening. Order the program anytime from now until just before 6 pm of the Friday it is scheduled to start.

 How to Access Video:

If you have ordered the program you should receive an email from Eventbrite at 6 pm on the Friday of the lecture with the link. If you are having trouble accessing the link, please refresh the event page after 6 pm on Friday. As this is not a live event, you will not miss the beginning if you are unable to begin right at 6 pm.

March 5, Picturing America: The Prints and Legacy of Currier & Ives, Maggie Smith, acting curator, Springfield (MA) Art Museums

March 12, Overcoming Tragedies: Real Life in Lenox’s Gilded Era Country Houses, Cornelia Brooke Gilder, historian, co-author of Houses of the Berkshires, 1870-1930 and author of Edith Wharton’s Lenox

March 19, Silhouette Animation: The Genius of Lotte Reiniger, Nannina Gilder, film historian, screenwriter, former film curator, The Little Cinema, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

March 26, P.T. Barnum: The Man, the Myth, the American Icon, Kathleen Maher, executive director, Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

April 2, The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, Anthony Amore, director of security and chief investigator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston,

The series is free with suggested donation of $20 appreciated on our Eventbrite page. To order any of these programs visit our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ventfort-hall-mansion-and-gilded-age-museum-2092595343.

Mar
27
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is 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.

Egg Decorating Workshops 10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate the Easter season with a unique opportunity to learn a time-honored Eastern European craft.  Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will offer its annual Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am to 12 noon and again from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The workshops take place here at the mansion at 104 Walker St., Lenox, and in practicing social distancing, will be limited to the number of people at each session. Masks will be required.

This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations.  Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta.

The technique begins with unwashed eggs (provided by a local poultry farm) which have a residue-free shell surface.  The Slavic Easter egg is a wax resistant technique which employs aniline dye later in the process. The decorating begins with drawing on the egg with wax, followed by immersion in the dye, with repeated wax drawing and dying as desired.  The eggs are uncooked and are “blown” out after the decorating has been completed.  The eggs may be displayed, when stored carefully, for an indefinite number of years.

The fee for each workshop, which includes all materials, is $35. Reservations are required and seats are limited. Children should be at least 12 years of age.  For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Egg Decorating Workshops 10 am to 12 noon and SOLD OUT 1 to 3 pm
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1 TO 3 PM WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

Celebrate the Easter season with a unique opportunity to learn a time-honored Eastern European craft.  Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum will offer its annual Slavic Easter egg decorating demonstrations and instructional workshops on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 am to 12 noon and again from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The workshops take place here at the mansion at 104 Walker St., Lenox, and in practicing social distancing, will be limited to the number of people at each session. Masks will be required.

This Eastern European tradition of creating intricate and beautifully decorated eggs has been passed down for generations.  Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, who will again lead the workshop, learned the technique many years ago from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta.

The technique begins with unwashed eggs (provided by a local poultry farm) which have a residue-free shell surface.  The Slavic Easter egg is a wax resistant technique which employs aniline dye later in the process. The decorating begins with drawing on the egg with wax, followed by immersion in the dye, with repeated wax drawing and dying as desired.  The eggs are uncooked and are “blown” out after the decorating has been completed.  The eggs may be displayed, when stored carefully, for an indefinite number of years.

The fee for each workshop, which includes all materials, is $35. Reservations are required and seats are limited. Children should be at least 12 years of age.  For reservations call us at 413-637-3206.

Mar
31
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Mar 31 all-day
Apr
2
Fri
Pre-Recorded – “VENTFORT ENCORE SERIES”
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum is offering the public for the first time selected visual presentations that were pre-recorded at the mansion in 2020.  The initial five of the Ventfort Encore Series, most of which were part of last year’s Tuesday Talks, are presented by speakers who are experts or specialists in the fields they cover.  Beginning March 5, the lectures will be aired on consecutive Fridays at 6:00 pm and will be available to view for one week following each initial showing.

If you are unable to view the lecture at the scheduled time, the link to view will be available for a full week after the event date for viewing at your convenience. However, ticket reservations can only be made up to Friday evening. Order the program anytime from now until just before 6 pm of the Friday it is scheduled to start.

 How to Access Video:

If you have ordered the program you should receive an email from Eventbrite at 6 pm on the Friday of the lecture with the link. If you are having trouble accessing the link, please refresh the event page after 6 pm on Friday. As this is not a live event, you will not miss the beginning if you are unable to begin right at 6 pm.

March 5, Picturing America: The Prints and Legacy of Currier & Ives, Maggie Smith, acting curator, Springfield (MA) Art Museums

March 12, Overcoming Tragedies: Real Life in Lenox’s Gilded Era Country Houses, Cornelia Brooke Gilder, historian, co-author of Houses of the Berkshires, 1870-1930 and author of Edith Wharton’s Lenox

March 19, Silhouette Animation: The Genius of Lotte Reiniger, Nannina Gilder, film historian, screenwriter, former film curator, The Little Cinema, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

March 26, P.T. Barnum: The Man, the Myth, the American Icon, Kathleen Maher, executive director, Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

April 2, The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, Anthony Amore, director of security and chief investigator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston,

The series is free with suggested donation of $20 appreciated on our Eventbrite page. To order any of these programs visit our Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ventfort-hall-mansion-and-gilded-age-museum-2092595343.

Apr
3
Sat
Drop in Community Yoga Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Saturdays from 9 am to 10 am. The class is 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.

Apr
4
Sun
CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Apr 4 all-day
Apr
7
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Apr 7 all-day