Enjoy our latest Newsletter – full of great articles, updates on events and tours at our houses, pictures of new and familiar friends! Click here to read the Autumn 2015 issue.
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
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
“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
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.
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust and the Friends of Millford presented our third annual Music at Millford on Sunday, September 21. Over 150 friends joined us on this beautiful, late-summer day in Pinewood, South Carolina. Guests enjoyed exploring the gardens and grounds, taking a look inside private rooms not usually open during public tours, and sipping on a cool drink on Millford’s porches. A few friends even brought along a picnic – a perfect way to experience the splendor of this historic landmark. Millford looked magnificent, even with concert seating in place of the suite of Duncan Phyfe furniture that …more
Dear friends, donors and preservationists, We are delighted to announce the release of our Annual Report 2013. This report features Ayr Mount, the first historic house given by Richard H. Jenrette to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, beautiful new images of the house, as well as reflections on our programs and activities from the past year. Highlights include: CAHPT celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Ayr Mount’s opening as a house museum and looking forward to the upcoming 200th Birthday of this elegant, historic 1815 house. This report is now available online – please click here to download a digital version …more
Summer reading hot off the press! Check out the latest issue of MILIEU magazine, featuring an article on Richard Jenrette and his dedication to the preservation of historical architecture through his foundation Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. Click on the image (at right) to read the full article.
This newsletter’s Profile will focus on Mr. John W. Smith, better known as Jack, who oversees all of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust’s properties as Director of Operations, and also sits on CAHPT’s Board of Directors. Jack has been with CAHPT since its inception in 1993, also having worked the previous 18 years for Richard Jenrette as a property manager. Jack has been directly involved in the restoration of all CAHPT and Richard Jenrette’s portfolio of properties for nearly 40 years. While working as a contractor in upstate New York, Jack was first introduced to Mr. Jenrette in the fall …more