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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Help bring the Gilded Age to life at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Passionate about history? Like to tell stories? Share our beautiful home and the property’s fascinating history. Exhibit Monitors offer answers to questions that guests have while they self-guide through the house. Full training is provided. One or two days a week, weekdays & weekends, for just a few hours or the whole day. Ventfort Hall is open year-round. You can become a volunteer and help us educate others about America's fascinating Gilded Age history. Discover the Gilded Age and help others discover it too.

For your service, volunteers receive discounts at our events and in our gift shop. Ventfort Hall is open in compliance with Phase III Step 2 of Reopening Massachusetts.

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About Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Location:

104 WALKER ST, LENOX, MA 01240, US

Mission Statement

Ventfort Hall's mission is to preserve this Gilded Age "cottage" built for Sarah and George Morgan in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1893, for its continued use and enjoyment by future generations. Ventfort Hall's Museum of the Gilded Age seeks to educate people on the social changes which took place in America during the Gilded Age, through tours, lectures, exhibits, performances, and other events, and inspire an interest in preserving Gilded Age history, which has so profoundly affected the shape of modern society.

Description

Ventfort Hall is a mansion in Lenox MA, built in the Jacobean Revival-style, which once belonged to Sarah and George Morgan. The house has gone through several incarnations since the Morgans resided here, including as a lodging called Festival House in the 1950s, which was a temporary home for several artists and musicians. About half of the house is restored and furnished with period antiques. Restoration is an ongoing process. The mansion also houses a Gilded Age museum, which includes portraits, china, and a fan collection donated by the Foster family, as well as an exhibit on the Titanic and a collection of Gilded Age wedding dresses. We are looking to bring in a variety of new exhibits to the museum.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

104 Walker StLenox, MA 01240

(42.35285,-73.28008)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are usually 11am-3pm or 12pm-4pm on any given day of the week except Wednesday when we are closed.
  • Communication skills, ability to climb stairs and stand for significant periods of time, good customer service skills

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