April 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Suggested donation of $20 appreciated

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