The “Tables for Two: Famous Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Ventfort Hall” exhibit was on display from February 1-March 14, 2021.
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”
Committee members: Alice Nathan, Mary Frances Benko, Claudia Perles, Tom Hayes, Nancy Whelan.
1:22 Table 1: Sarah & George Morgan
3:46 Table 2: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton
5:29 Table 3: Mickey and Minnie Mouse
6:59 Table 4: Tarzan and Jane
8:53 Table 5: Duke and Duchess of Windsor
11:10 Table 6: Sarah & George Morgan’s Dinner Party
13:57 Table 7: Sir Winston Churchill and Lady Clementine Churchill
16:42 Table 8: Cole and Linda Porter
19:04 Table 9: Robert Gould Shaw and Annie Kneeland Haggerty Shaw
23:52 Table 10: George Denison Morgan and Yuki Kato Morgan
25:42 Table 11: Giraud Foster and Jean Van Nest Foster
29:12 Table 12: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as an important partner of the Lenox Cultural District, one of the five such Berkshire County districts, Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum was built in 1893 for George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of legendary financier J. Pierpont Morgan. Tours of the historic mansion are offered daily, as well as Tea & Talks, such exhibitions as the Bellefontaine Collection, concerts, theater and other programs. This elegant Jacobean-Revival Berkshire “cottage” is open to the public year-round and is available for private rental. Ventfort Hall, also an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures program sponsored by The White House, has undergone substantial restoration, which continues.