Ayr Mount! Happy 200th Birthday! Ayr Mount, a house built by William Kirkland in 1815 and named after his homeland of Ayr, Scotland, is celebrating a year of exciting Bicentennial events! Thank you to all the 230 friends, patrons and preservationists who joined us for Ayr Mount’s 200th Anniversary Benefit Dinner on Saturday, May 2nd. The weather was perfection as the guests started arriving at 5 pm to the notes of a kilted bagpiper. Everyone walked through the house at the start and throughout the evening, then headed out to the terrace for cocktails. Dinner was held under a large white …more
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
Hot off the press! Read our latest Newsletter, featuring highlights from Americana Week and the Winter Antiques Show, an article by Peter Kenny (new Co-President of CAHPT), upcoming Events, and more! Click here to read the issue. Enjoy!
You are cordially invited to an English Dance on the Lawn of Ayr Mount Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00 – 10:00 PM $35 per person includes music, food, and period libations Music by The Syllabub Trio: Mara Shea (violin), Julie Gorka (keyboard), Walt Robinson (recorder) Dances will be chosen from the following: Braes of Dornoch – Bonnie Cuckoo – Devil Among the Tailors – Duke of Kent’s Waltz – Eightsome Reel – Flowers of Edinburgh – Gay Gordons – Geud Man of Ballingigh – Haymakers – Jack’s Maggot – Mr. Issac’s Maggot – Petronella – Southwind – Scotland the Brave – …more
A Benefit Dinner to celebrate Ayr Mount’s 200th Anniversary on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Richard Hampton Jenrette and Classical American Homes Preservation Trust invite you to join us for this momentous occasion. Saturday, May 2, 2015 House and Grounds open at 5:00 PM Cocktails at 5:30 PM • Dinner at 7:00 PM Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone for such a tremendous response. We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd! If you are unable to attend but wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click here. Thank you for your support. A weekend of events in …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.
Peter Kenny, Co-President of CAHPT, will be speaking at this year’s Winterthur Furniture Forum on Friday, March 6, 2015. The 2015 Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum celebrates furniture from the Empire State with lectures, workshops, and tours exploring new discoveries, shedding light on lesser-known cabinetmakes, and highlighting regional and cultural diversity. We invite you to join in this exciting program that brings fresh insight to the furiture of a region – New York – viewed as the true birthplace of America. For more information on the forum and the schedule of workshops, please click here to download the brochure. To register for …more
On Thursday, November 6th, Richard H. Jenrette was awarded The Albert Simons Medal of Excellence for his dedicated work in historic preservation. The Albert Simons Medal honors individuals who have excelled in one or more of the following areas: civic design, architectural design, historic preservation, and urban planning. The award was presented by the Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program of the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Prior recipients of the Simons Medal include: His Royal Highness Prince Charles – The Prince of Wales, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, John D. Milner, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Allan Greenberg. Click …more
The past, the present and the future all seemed to converge at Ayr Mount during the month of September. This Federal-era plantation house (at right), built in 1815, may be turning 200 years old in the coming year, but Ayr Mount is certainly characterized by a youthful vibrance and energy that local partnerships and community events bring to the site. The house museum, gardens and grounds, in addition to nearly 300 acres of woodlands and trails across the Eno River, is situated within a dynamic community that celebrates its history while looking forward to new and exciting projects highlighting all …more
Classical American Homes Elects New Co-Presidents – Peter Kenny and Margize Howell New York, NY – For Immediate Release Peter Kenny, a longtime Curator and Administrator of The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum, will be joining Classical American Homes Preservation Trust as Co-President with Margize Howell, the foundation’s current Executive Director. The appointments, to take effect January 1, 2015, were announced today by Richard H. Jenrette, founder and Chairman. Classical American Homes is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation whose primary focus is the preservation of classical residential architecture, period furnishings, and landscapes in America, primarily of the early 19th century. …more