Last year Ventfort Hall hosted a sold-out audience for “Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey.” This year the lively subject continues with “Living the Fast Life and the English Country House,” which just happens to coincide with the fourth season of the highly popular television series. Now reaching its conclusion, the tale has moved forward in time and reached the Jazz Age as the fictional Crawley family and their servants cope with huge changes sweeping through England.
Curt DiCamillo, architectural historian and a recognized authority on the British country house, will give the visual presentation. His insights will be followed by good conversation as the guests linger over an English High Tea, replete with a selection of 18 savories and desserts in what is arguably the most elegant setting in the Berkshires.
With limited seating, the special midwinter event takes place at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Saturday, January 25, at 3:30 pm. (If needed, a snow date has been scheduled for Sunday, January 26, at 3:30 pm.)