wharton-houseLanding in our in-boxes this morning was a fun request from Edith Wharton’s estate, The Mount, that we wanted to pass on to all of our readers.  Beginning in 2010, the U.S. Mint will be placing important national sites on the back of the quarter, and The Mount has a chance to be chosen! 

Shannon had the opportunity to visit over the summer, and the Mount is truly a special place. The house is one of only 5% of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women, and its interiors and beautifully landscaped gardens were designed by Wharton herself.

As many of you may know, The Mount has been faced with potential foreclosure; appearing on the quarter would generate tremendous publicity to help raise awareness for this important historic site.  Just click here  to vote and when you go to the website, note that The Mount is the ninth site listed under Berkshire County. The best part is that, unlike most elections, you can vote as often as you like until the deadline of February 26. –Joni Rendon