The Sumter Item and Millford

The Fifth Music at Millford launches the 175th Anniversary of this National Historic Landmark. Rick Carpenter, from The Sumter Item, covers the day’s program – from the special lecture by Peter M. Kenny, to the concert and a little background about the musicians (not to mention their instruments!), as well as about the history of the house. Click here for the full article.

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

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that “Swing”

By Peter Kenny We’ve got our “swing” alright, thanks to the generous gift of one of the original “swing” dressing glasses from Millford by longtime friends and supporters Marika and Thomas Gordon Smith (fig. 1), architect and former chairman of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Handsome and architectural, this dressing glass now stands in the southeast corner bedroom at Millford (fig. 2), quite possibly in the place it occupied when it first was uncrated and assembled. Two “swing glasses” packed in their own custom crates are recorded on a June 2, 1841 bill of lading …more

Millford turns 175 years!

Two events this September and October to celebrate Millford’s Anniversary   Music at Millford Sunday, September 18, 2016 An notable string trio from the Los Angeles Philharmonic will present an exclusive program at Millford this September. Robert deMaine, Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is both the Artistic Director and a performer in this year’s concert. Robert will be playing with Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster, and Ben Ullery, Assistant Principal Viola. The concert program will include an original composition created for the occasion of Millford’s anniversary, by Robert deMaine. In addition, there will be a pre-concert lecture by Peter Kenny, …more

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

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.

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

Phyfe Unveiled

Two Bedrooms with Original Furniture Recently Installed at Millford By Peter Kenny Millford, one of the great Greek revival houses in America, is renowned for its spectacular giant order colonnade, pure geometric massing, and look of stately classical repose on the sand hills of Clarendon County, South Carolina. It is also justifiably famous for its superbly proportioned and beautifully furnished ground floor interiors. Since opening to the public in 2008, Millford has welcomed thousands of visitors to tour through its ground floor rooms – the commodious central hall, magnificent double parlor, apse-ended dining room, and handsome, bookcase-lined library.  After completing …more