Historian and wallpaper specialist Robert Kelly will introduce his audience to "The Indispensable Mr. Peters: Maintaining Lenox Gilded Age Cottages" at a Tea & Talk at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St.

Coming to America in 1872 as an ambitious, but penniless immigrant, Lenox's Leonard C. Peters (c.1850-1928) rose to become president of the Lenox National Bank.

Peters built one of Lenox's most distinctive local landmarks, later known for many years as Talbot's building on Walker Street.

Examples of his furniture and craftsmanship will be exhibited at Kelly's talk.

Tickets are $22 for advance reservations and $27 day of the event. Seating is limited. For reservations call 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org.