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

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

A Day of Art & Architecture

On Saturday April 18, 2015 Dick Jenrette, Peter Kenny and Classical American Homes Preservation Trust hosted a special day of art and architecture at Millford, sponsored by Ronald Long and Kinga Bender of Charlton Hall Galleries in Columbia, South Carolina, and made possible by the meticulous preparations of Site Supervisor Louie Hall and his team. The day was marked by intermittent, gentle spring rain and soft-filtered light through thin overcast clouds that only served to accentuate the beauty of the architecture and the surrounding landscape. [continued below…] Throughout the course of the day 132 guests wandered freely about the principal …more

Tours – Spring 2015

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” (Proverb from Guinea) With spring comes a change in the rhythm of our tour season, as we welcome many patrons to each of the historic houses, who come also to enjoy the warmer weather, the gardens and scenic landscapes associated with each home. We began our traditional spring tour season with each of the properties being quite active. At Millford Plantation, we greeted Friends of the Owens-Thomas House from Savannah for a tour and box lunch, and the following day we also hosted them at the Roper House. So far, …more

The Future of a Plantation

Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and the legacy of Charles Duell, a CAHPT Board Director, is featured in the recent article “Steward of Middleton Place” published in The Post and Courier. For over forty years, Charles Duell has brought his “vision and determination to preserve Middleton Place for posterity and keep its history alive.” Dick Jenrette, the Chairman of CAHPT, describes Mr. Duell as a “great figure in preservation” and an inspiring figure when you look at all that he has done for the old plantation and the marshland across the Ashley River.