Music at Millford 2015

We are grateful to have seen many of you at our fourth annual Music at Millford, on September 13, which proved once again to be a great success. The concert was attended by 115 guests – essentially, a full house – with many returning friends and many new ones as well. Everyone enjoyed Millford’s historic setting and the talents of three virtuoso musicians. The weather was perfect, unseasonably mild, and was a great complement to the picnic lunch. Another new feature of the event this year was a special lecture by CAHPT Co-President, Peter Kenny, entitled “Phyfe Unveiled: A New Look at …more

Music at Ayr

When the Kirkland family resided at Ayr Mount in the mid 19th century, their 1797 Broadwood Grand pianoforte was at the center of family gatherings, filling the West Parlor with music that would float throughout the house. On September 19th, Keiko Sekino and Andrea Edith Moore, along with the original Kirkland pianoforte, once again brought music to Ayr Mount’s West Parlor, furnished with beautiful early 19th century classical furniture, sculpture and paintings. Additionally, the 1797 pianoforte, similar to the one used by Beethoven, was recently restored for this concert. Opening with Sonata in A minor, K. 310 (i. Allegro maestoso),Keiko Sekino …more

Holiday visit to Millford

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Plan a holiday visit to Millford – the last open Saturday of the year!  Guided tours available on the hour at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 noon, and 1:00 PM. Gates open at 9:30 AM and close at 3:00 PM. Admission is $15 per person (16 years and under are free). Please call (803) 452-6194 to reserve a tour. Millford is located at 7320 Millford Plantation, Pinewood, SC 29125. Millford is 45 minutes from Columbia, SC; 2 hours approximately from Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC. Click here for detailed directions to Millford.

Christmas in the Ayr

Enjoy this final bicentennial event of the year – Christmas in the Ayr in December! Our theme for the year is “Ceud Mìle Fàilte” which is Scots Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”. December 2-13 Christmas in the Ayr See below for dates and times. Admission is $12 (same as regular tour). Ayr Mount will be decorated with natural materials in keeping with the period. Guided tours are: December 2 at 11:00 AM; December 3, 4, 5 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; December 6 at 2:00 PM; December 9 at 11:00 AM; December 10, 11, 12 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM; and December …more

Annual Appeal

This coming year will mark the 60th year since I first set foot on Wall Street, a place that today, more than ever, seems enamored with the search for “disruptive” new technologies. In our day, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a firm I founded with two Harvard Business School classmates that went on to become the first publicly-owned New York Stock Exchange member firm, was certainly disruptive. But I never really liked the word disruptive. What has all this got to do with historic preservation and Classical American Homes? Some things need to be disrupted and changed, but equal zeal is often required …more

Ayr Mount Bicentennial Events 2015

Before the bicentennial comes to a close – make plans to visit Ayr Mount! Check out the guided house tour schedule, take a leisurely stroll on the Poet’s Walk or enjoy our final special event of the year – Christmas in the Ayr in December can be found here (below). Our theme for the year is “Ceud Mìle Fàilte” which is Scots Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”. December 2-13 Christmas in the Ayr See below for dates and times. Admission is $12 (same as regular tour). Ayr Mount will be decorated with natural materials in keeping with the period. Guided tours are: December …more

Cèilidh at Ayr

Saturday, October 24 Cèilidh in the Ayr 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tickets: $15/adult in advance ($20/adult at the gate, on the day of the event); $5 for ages 5-12; free for age 4 and younger. Tickets for this event are now only available at the gate. The Cèilidh at Ayr is a day of music and dancing to celebrate Ayr Mount’s Scottish history. Enjoy a fun mix of Scottish entertainment on the beautiful grounds at Ayr Mount.  There will be Scottish jigs, reels and strathspeys, lovely airs, bagpipers, drummers, fiddlers, and more. There will be food trucks and beverages on …more

Music at Millford 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015 Grounds Open at noon Picnic starts at 12:30 PM Concert at 2:30 PM Featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti, Violin Chair and Director of Mercer’s McDuffie Center for Strings, Robert deMaine, Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and James Wilhelmsen on piano. Pre-Concert Exclusive: Phyfe Unveiled at 12:30 PM Benefit lecture and tour led by Duncan Phyfe expert and CAHPT Co-President, Peter Kenny, followed by a private viewing of the two newly installed bedrooms with original Phyfe furniture from Millford. Round-trip Bus transportation from Charleston is available based on Guests’ interest. Details on Step 1 of 3 of …more

Broadwood Ayr tickets

Music will resonate through the beautiful, historic interiors of Ayr Mount for this intimate and extraordinary concert during Ayr Mount’s bicentennial year. On Saturday, September 19, the virtuoso talents of pianist Keiko Sekino and soprano Andrea Edith Moore will be the perfect complement to Ayr Mount’s 1797 Broadwood Grand Pianoforte, similar instrument to the one used by Beethoven. The pianoforte, a Kirkland family object, has been recently restored for this memorable evening and a musical program selected by our artists will highlight this special instrument. This concert will take place in Ayr Mount’s elegant West Parlor, also known as the Music Room. A …more

Art & Architecture

Visit Millford on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for a day of Art and Architecture with Dick Jenrette and Peter Kenny. Sponsored by Ronald Long and Kinga Bender of Charlton Hall Galleries, who will also be present to meet guests throughout the day. Saturday, April 18th Home and Grounds Open at 9:30 AM – Gates Close at 3:00 PM $15/person (without lunch) – tickets available at the door. Friends of Millford Benefit In the afternoon at 4:00 PM, join us for a Special-Behind-the-Scenes Tour led by Dick Jenrette, Founder and Chairman of CAHPT, and Peter Kenny, CAHPT Co-President and author of Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker …more