Travel trips presented on Wednesday

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a free presentation about their summer and fall historic and cultural trips on  Wednesday at 10 a.m.

This presentation is an opportunity to hear and ask any questions about the Center’s travel programs. The first excursion, Visit the Mount: Grand Home of the Berkshires, is slated for July 23. This tour will include an exclusive tour of the Mount by local archeologist Martha Pinello who was part of the restoration team at the Mount and will give an insider’s look at the work and history of Wharton’s home and gardens. The cost for Visit the Mount is $109 per person and the registration deadline is June 23.

Carousel at the Glimmerglass Opera House in Cooperstown, N.Y., is a two-day getaway trip planned for Aug. 12-13. This Americana trip will include the musical “Carousel” with a backstage tour, a visit to the Fenimore Museum with special exhibits of Winslow Homer, Dorothea Lange’s America, and animals in Native American Art.

An extra option is a guided tour of the New York Historical Society’s special exhibits including Hamilton and Burr’s correspondence prior to their famous duel and the physician’s record of Lincoln’s assassination. The fee for this overnight tour is $339 per person double occupancy. The registration deadline is June 16.

An autumn visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is planned for Sept 16. The Gardner Museum has a collection of more than 2,500 objects — paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy and more. The trip is an opportunity to see the new building addition and experience Gardner’s “Villa on the Fenway.” Travellers will have lunch at Petit Robert Bistro, an authentic French restaurant. The fee for the Gardner trip is $105 per person and the registration deadline is Aug. 19.

The Monadnock Center’s partnership with Banner Tours and Travel LLC offers an opportunity to explore history and culture in New England, the United States and well as internationally.

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