Emerging Scholars

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, was pleased to offer an inaugural Colloquium for students and young professionals in the decorative arts field. On Sunday, January 22, 2017, speakers gave short lectures describing an exciting range of new discoveries. This event was sponsored in part by the Wunsch Americana Foundation and is a benefit for the Decorative Arts Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program. Presentations included lectures by: Daniel Ackermann, Department of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on “Conformable to that of the waters: Cultural Confluence in the Decorative Arts of Early Kentucky”. Emelie Gevalt, Winterthur …more

Spring Patrons Party 2017

Save the date! Margize Howell and Peter Kenny cordially invite you to join us for cocktails at The George F. Baker House in New York City. Thursday, May 18th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at 67 East 93rd Street, between Park and Madison Avenues. We regret to inform you that Dick Jenrette will not be able to attend this event.  We recognize that a reunion or visit with Dick is a particular motivation for many of our Patrons Party guests, and wanted to let you know in advance.  While Dick’s presence can certainly not be matched, we do still plan on a very …more

Americana Week 2017

Classical American Homes was pleased to welcome friends visiting for the Winter Antiques Show at the George F. Baker house on Tuesday, January 17.   This annual gathering is hosted along with Colonial Williamsburg, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Winterthur, and we were pleased to see so many friendly faces join us this year!  Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the private residence of Richard H. Jenrette, which he graciously opened for the evening. [continued from the Winter/Spring Newsletter] Margize Howell and Peter Kenny, along with Bill Reiss of Colonial Williamsburg, Frank Vagnone of Old Salem/MESDA, and Dave …more

Yuletide at Millford, Ayr Mount and …

Thank you for joining us this holiday season at Millford, Ayr Mount, and the Roper House! In light of Millford’s 175th Anniversary last year, we ended 2016 with some festive decorations to highlight the season as well as to celebrate this milestone in Millford’s history. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the ladies of The Azalea Garden Club of Manning, SC, for their generous offer of time and sense of beauty to decorate the halls and rooms at Millford. Over 200 people visited Yuletide at for refreshments of apple cider, cookies, and live music on the first weekend of December. Click here to see …more

Happy Birthday Millford!

One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in America celebrates its 175th anniversary This past weekend we celebrated Millford’s 175th Anniversary in grand style, capping a very important year for this magnificent Greek Revival mansion, one of the jewels in the crown of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. It was a spectacular fall day with family and friends who came to mark this important milestone for Millford. There was something for the nearly 140 guests at Millford’s 175th birthday — a delicious picnic of Low Country cuisine, tours of the house and grounds, a benefit lecture, and festive music from …more

Barbecue Picnic RESCHEDULED!

Millford’s 175th Anniversary Celebration has been rescheduled for November 5th, 2016. Tickets are still available for purchase! Click here for more information: Tickets Please confirm with us that you still plan to attend by contacting Julie Smith.  We are excited to see you there and hope the change in dates has not been an inconvenience to anyone.  If you purchased tickets and are no longer able to attend you may choose to donate the funds from your purchase to Millford, for which we will provide a tax receipt for the full amount, or you may request a full refund.  For assistance, please contact juliesmith@classicalamericanhomes.org. We can’t wait …more

Millford’s 175th Anniversary Celebration

Millford’s 175th Anniversary Celebration has been rescheduled for November 5th, 2016. Tickets are still available for purchase! Click here for more information: Tickets If you already purchased tickets please confirm with us that you still plan to attend by contacting Julie Smith.  We are excited to see you there and hope the change in dates has not been an inconvenience to anyone.  If you purchased tickets and are no longer able to attend you may choose to donate the funds from your purchase to Millford, for which we will provide a tax receipt for the full amount, or you may request a full refund.  For assistance, please contact juliesmith@classicalamericanhomes.org. Enjoy a Barbecue …more

Fifth Music at Millford

We thank everyone who joined us on Sunday, September 18, 2016 to celebrate the Fifth Music at Millford! Click here to read an article about the event by Rick Carpenter, of The Sumter Item. Click here for the video of the string trio performing the Fanfare for Millford, composed by Robert deMaine for Millford’s 175th Anniversary. Watch the video of the musicians playing Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471 – click here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Fifth Music at Millford will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Mark your calendars! We are delighted to announce that Robert deMaine, Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be …more

FREE Concert for Children

Thank you to all who joined us for our first Children’s Concert at Millford!  We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed hosting you! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To celebrate Millford’s 175th Anniversary, join us for a special public concert for children! Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 Time: 11 AM Renowned string trio from the Los Angeles Philharmonic will present a program for young music lovers and budding musicians. Children 8 – 14 years of age will delight in this opportunity to listen to world-class music, meet the musicians first-hand and ask questions. All in the beautiful, historic setting of Millford. …more

New Bridge Unveiled

New Footbridge in Hillsborough, NC – Connecting Riverwalk to Ayr Mount’s Master Trail Plan Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation (CAHPT) is pleased to announce the official opening of a new pedestrian bridge spanning 95 feet over the Eno River. Access to the new Footbridge site is from Elizabeth Brady Road or South Cameron Street in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The new Footbridge, as a vital part of Ayr Mount’s Master Trail Plan, now connects Hillsborough’s Riverwalk to the west with CAHPT’s Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail to the east. After several years of planning and fundraising, …more