Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Meet at Merwin House
, 14 Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass.
$50. Exclusive to Ogden Codman Design Group and Appleton Circle members. Join Ogden Codman Design Group
or Appleton Circle
Enjoy a day of contrasting design in the scenic Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Begin the day at Merwin House in Stockbridge, and see the results of Historic New England's partnership to exhibit collections of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives. Then visit the 1941 Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, a study in mid-twentieth-century Modernism, followed by a picnic lunch on the grounds. Finally, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, which employs many of the principles described in her first book, The Decoration of Houses (co-authored by Ogden Codman Jr.). Following the tours, stay for an optional cash-bar reception on the estate's terrace. After the program, guests may wish to stay for The Mount's Music After Hours concert featuring Benny Sharoni.
Travel to and between Merwin House, the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, and the Mount will be independent, though staff will coordinate carpooling amongst registered guests, as available.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 617-994-5934 or e-mail Events@HistoricNewEngland.org
for more information or to register.