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If you have ever attended a concert at Tanglewood and wondered who used to live in the grand houses on the estate, be sure not to miss tonight’s show. In the middle of the 19th Century, Lenox Massachusetts was cosmopolitan, cultivated community at the height of its “Gilded Age”. It was a time of grand mansions and their extraordinary families. People like Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Sedgewicks, the Tappans, and Fanny Kemble made Lenox in the 1850s and extraordinary place of beauty, artistry and style. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with CORNEILA BROOKE GILDER, writer and historian, about her wonderful history of this magical period in the history of the Berkshires: HAWTHORNE’S LENOX: THE TANGLEWOOD CIRCLE.