Edith Wharton Safe at Home – The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts is a Place Worth Visiting!

The Mount East facade by David DashiellWhen I visit the home of a historical figure, the thing I’m looking for is sense of that long ago human being. I want to feel the very presence of the person, imagine him moving through the rooms, see her puttering in the garden or taking a book off the shelf to read. Edith Wharton inhabits her renovated summer home – The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts – in such a visceral way it was distressing when I learned, several years ago, that that wonderful, evocative place had hit a rough patch and might well be closing.

Though Wharton’s novels rarely ended happily, the story of her home does. Thanks to the wonderful work of executive director, Susan Wissler, finances are now secure, programs have been expanded…now, more than ever before, The Mount is a place worth visiting. An October note: check out the ghost tours!

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