Blizzards and gusting winds did not deter avid Americana enthusiasts from joining us at the Baker House for receptions filled with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and friends (new and old) during Americana Week 2014. We began the week by welcoming Winterthur, MESDA and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for an Americana Week “kick-off” reception on January 21, 2014. We hosted tours for the Directors of the Dumbarton House located in Washington, D.C. and benefactors from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts on January 23rd and 25th, respectively. We ended the week with a celebration organized by the Decorative Arts Trust as …more
Richard Hampton Jenrette (1929 – 2018) Thursday, June 7th, 2018 3:00 PM The Brick Presbyterian Church 1140 Park Avenue (corner of 91st Street), New York, NY Please RSVP below if you plan to attend. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust to keep alive Dick’s dream to preserve American beauty at its finest. Click here to read Mr. Jenrette’s obituaries.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Richard Hampton Jenrette, age 89. Dick died peacefully at Roper House in Charleston, SC on April 22, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was a gracious man whose many achievements included a successful Wall Street career (The New York Times referred to him as “the last gentleman on Wall Street”), recognition as a leading preservationist, and the founding of Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. This year and next we celebrate Dick’s 50 years of preservation with his purchase of Roper House in 1968 and Edgewater in 1969. We will …more
Buddy Jenrette, Margize Howell, and Peter Kenny thank all who joined us on Thursday, May 17th at the George F. Baker House for our annual Spring Patrons Party. The event was a bit more somber than in years past, being that Richard Jenrette, CAHPT founder, had passed away just a month prior, on April 22, 2018, at the Roper House in Charleston, SC. Still, there were countless joyous moments shared among the many friends, former colleagues, and family members who were able to attend as we all remembered Dick, a man of rare character and grace — who knew how to throw a …more
The ICAA presented this year’s Arthur Ross Award in the category of Patronage to Margize Howell and Peter Kenny On Monday May 7, 2018, the ICAA welcomed over 500 guests at the University Club of New York to honor the awardees of the 37th Annual Arthur Ross Awards. It was a beautiful evening shared with friends, family, and the many talented awardees and their colleagues.
One of the “best kept secrets” during the New York City Antiques Week in January, as enthusiastically described by an attendee, was an early Sunday morning program presented at the Carriage House of the George F. Baker complex (headquarters for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust). The program – the Emerging Scholars Colloquium – presented by Classical American Homes in conjunction with The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT), drew a full house of collectors, curators, art dealers, and young professionals who gathered to hear the individual research projects of five young scholars in the field of art history and decorative arts. Presentations …more
Watch videos from the recent concert series, The Classical Ideal: Music and Architecture in Harmony highlighting the themes of classicism and romanticism resonant not only in music but also in the architecture and decorative arts of three historic classical homes – Edgewater, Ayr Mount, and Millford. This concert series, presented in September 2017, featured Robert deMaine (CAHPT’s Director of Music and Principal Cellist, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Simon Adda-Reyss (Associate Professor of Keyboard Studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris). Click here to read more about the musicians. Ayr Mount, Hillsborough, NC West Parlor Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Ludwig …more
There has been a tremendous response to this event, and thank you to everyone who has reserved tickets – this event is now sold out for both days. Please join us again in February, on the first Saturday of each month, to experience one of America’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture! Yuletide at Millford is presented by The Azalea Garden Club of Manning, South Carolina Come enjoy the festive Yuletide decorations, plus refreshments of apple cider, cookies, and live music by Sumter High Orchestra String Quartet directed by Erik Hines. Saturday, December 2, 2017 – SOLD OUT! Grounds are …more
Tune into Music and Architecture in Harmony hosted by Bradley Fuller on South Carolina’s Public Radio. In this segment that aired on Tuesday, October 24th, Bradley Fuller shares highlights from the concert, as well as interviews with Robert deMaine, artistic director of the series, and Nic Butler, who gave a pre-concert lecture on art, music, and culture in the Antebellum South. Click here to listen to the program. To watch videos of the performances at Ayr Mount and at Millford, click here.
Saturday, October 21 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM A Scottish festival of music and dancing to make your heart sing and your kilt swing! Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy a fun and relaxing day. Take a stroll on the Poet’s Walk, visit the Eno River, play in the Children’s (“Wee Bairns”) Play Area, have Fish ‘n Chips from a food truck, and maybe even see the Loch Ayr Monster! Tickets: $15 Adult in advance ($20 on the day of the event) *Please quit and restart your browser if the ticketing page states tickets are no longer available. …more