Feb
13
Sun
Valentine Cabaret and Tea – “Love Me or Leave Me”
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm

Please join us for a fun, musical afternoon on Sunday, February 13 at 3:30 pm when Sherri James Buxton, accompanied by Bob Shepherd on the on the beautiful rosewood, six foot Steinway, recently returned to the museum from the Morgan family, entertain at the mansion. A lovely tea shall follow the program.

This program takes the audience through a variety of relationships including first love, family, and friends and finding that special someone. Singer Sherri James Buxton and pianist Bob Shepherd perform a variety of songs from the great American songbook, Broadway and cabaret. Their heartfelt music will have you laughing, crying and feeling good.

Sherri James Buxton is an elegant interpreter of a wide range of genres from standards and show tunes to jazz, delighting audiences with her warmth, depth, versatility and flawless technique. She combines a lifelong love of melody and lyric with a highly skilled voice and beautiful stage presence. If you’ve heard a Buxton performance of a song, you’ve heard that song’s definitive interpretation. Sherri has appeared on and off Broadway, and in numerous cabaret venues. She got her first professional break at the age of seventeen when she was cast as The Girl in an off Broadway production of “The Fantasticks”. She was in the original Broadway production of “Look to the Lilies” and has performed at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Locally she has appeared at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival and her jazz group, the Sherri James Buxton Trio, was the main attraction in the Cranwell Resort “Music Room” supper club. Sherri has also performed at The Colonial Theatre, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Berkshire Athenaeum, The Gateways Inn, Mission Bar and Tapas, Castle Street Café and the Seven Hills Cabaret. Sherri teaches at the Berkshire Music School where her popular Cabaret Workshop is in the 20th season.

Bob Shepherd has been a working pianist in New England for 70 years. He plays beautiful jazz music in various venues from solo to big band and especially enjoys accompanying singers who consider him a musician’s magician

Tickets to attend the concert are $45 per person. Reservations are required by calling 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required.

Feb
21
Mon
Marionette Shows – Jack and the Beanstalk
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm

The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague returns to the mansion to charm all ages with the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” for two marionette performances.  The dates and times are Monday, February 21st and Thursday, February 24th, both at 3:30 pm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings.

Sprague, who appears annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenery” mastery, has been a puppeteer since childhood.  He has inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech marionettes each about eight inches tall that were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and hand-made costumes.  Hybler’s legacy also includes two marionette theaters.

Also, Sprague has been a set designer for such motion pictures as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence,” as well as for theater productions including those of Shakespeare & Company.

Admission to the show is $15 per person; $7 for children 4-17 and free for age 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.   Proof of vaccination including ages 5 and over, ID for ages 18 and over and masks are required.

Feb
24
Thu
Marionette Shows – Jack and the Beanstalk
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm

The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague returns to the mansion to charm all ages with the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” for two marionette performances.  The dates and times are Monday, February 21st and Thursday, February 24th, both at 3:30 pm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings.

Sprague, who appears annually at Ventfort Hall with his “behind the scenery” mastery, has been a puppeteer since childhood.  He has inherited a collection of 60 antique Czech marionettes each about eight inches tall that were assembled by his great-grandfather, Julius Hybler, with purchased heads and hand-made costumes.  Hybler’s legacy also includes two marionette theaters.

Also, Sprague has been a set designer for such motion pictures as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and Scorcese’s “The Age of Innocence,” as well as for theater productions including those of Shakespeare & Company.

Admission to the show is $15 per person; $7 for children 4-17 and free for age 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.   Proof of vaccination including ages 5 and over, ID for ages 18 and over and masks are required.

Feb
25
Fri
CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Feb 25 all-day
Feb
26
Sat
Youth Ghost Tour
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us as Robert Oakes, educator and author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads a walk through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. This one-hour tour is tailored to youths ages 7-12. This is not an active investigation.

Robert Oakes is an author, teacher, storyteller, and singer/songwriter originally from northern New Jersey and currently residing in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing.

Cost per child is $12. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who may attend for free. Reservations are required. To register please call us at 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required.

SOLD OUT – Ghost Tours
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT

Join us as Robert Oakes, author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads you through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. Stand in the places where the eerie encounters occurred, listen to the first-hand accounts of those who experienced them, and maybe even experience something unusual yourself. This is not an active investigation.

Robert Oakes is an author, teacher, storyteller, and singer/songwriter originally from northern New Jersey and currently residing in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing.

The tours will take place on February 26 and March 12 at 7 pm. Admission is $27 and minimum age to attend is age 12. Reservations are required; to register call 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required.

Mar
7
Mon
Encore Series Celebrating Women’s History Month
Mar 7 – Mar 31 all-day

Encore Series in Celebration of Women’s History Month
Streaming now through March 31
We are offering visual presentations that were pre-recorded at the mansion last year on Zoom.  These presentations are presented by speakers who are experts or specialists in the fields they cover.  These lectures are available to view at any time through the end of March.
Mary Pickford: The World’s First Major Movie Star
https://vhvodmarypickford.eventbrite.com
First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere 
https://vhvodjoannesimpson.eventbrite.com
Helen Hamilton Gardener: Fallen Woman, Free Thinker
https://vhvodhhg.eventbrite.com
Cost to order each presentation is $10. There are no in-person tickets for this event as it is online only. Click on the appropriate link to order.

Mar
12
Sat
CLOSED TODAY DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Mar 12 all-day
SOLD OUT – Ghost Tours
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT

Join us as Robert Oakes, author of Ghosts of the Berkshires, leads you through the rooms and halls of this historic estate sharing tales of its hauntings. Stand in the places where the eerie encounters occurred, listen to the first-hand accounts of those who experienced them, and maybe even experience something unusual yourself. This is not an active investigation.

Robert Oakes is an author, teacher, storyteller, and singer/songwriter originally from northern New Jersey and currently residing in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Since 2010 Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS, and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing.

The tours will take place on February 26 and March 12 at 7 pm. Admission is $27 and minimum age to attend is age 12. Reservations are required; to register call 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event.  Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required.

Mar
13
Sun
CLOSED for a private event – Will reopen April 21
Mar 13 – Apr 20 all-day