In the 1939 classic film called The Women, featuring an all-female cast, one character participates in the amorous intrigues of her co-conspirators swooning “Oh l’amour, l’amour!”  This is exactly the sentiment envisioned at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum by the results of an equally intriguing exhibit called “Tables for Two: Famous Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day” opening Monday, February 1.

Displaying decorated table settings representing couples from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the exhibit will be open to the public until Sunday, February 28.  Reservations are required due to the pandemic.

The eleven highly imaginative table settings will represent these famous and inspirational couples:

Tarzan and Jane, “Monkey Business in a Tree” 1930s

Cole and Linda Porter, “Picnic on Venice’s Grand Canal” 1930s

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, “Lunch During the Filming of The Night of the Iguana, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico” 1963

George and Yuki Kato Morgan, “A Honeymoon Tea Ceremony at Kyoto, Japan” 1904

Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill, “Breakfast at Their Estate Chequers, Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire” 1930s

Duke and Duchess of Windsor, “Lunch at Government House, Nassau, the Bahamas” early 1940s

Robert and Annie Haggarty Shaw, “Honeymoon and Farewell Dinner at Vent Fort Before Tragedy at Ft. Wagner, S.C.” 1863

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, “Munchies in a Mouse Hole at Ventfort Hall” Present Day

Ruth St. Dennis and Ted Shawn, “Supper After the Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow” 1930s

George and Sarah Morgan, “Dinner at Ventfort Hall Hosted by the Morgans for Lenox Society – Guest of Honor, J. Pierpont Morgan” 1893

Giraud and Jean Van Nest Foster, “Valentine’s Day Dinner Party at Bellefontaine” 1905

The creative members of the “Tables for Two” committee are Alice Nathan, Mary Frances Benko, Claudia Perles, Nancy Whelan and Tom Hayes.

Exhibit included in general house admission for self-guided tours of $18.00, $17.00 for 65+.  Visiting hours are Thursday – Tuesday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.  Masks, while in attendance, are required. For information or reservations call us at 413-637-3206.