CAHPT is honored to be a 2014 co-recipient of the Eric M. Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts from the Wunsch Americana Foundation. We are proud to be acknowledged alongside Linda and George Kaufman, major art collectors of Americana. This honor recognizes dedication and contributions in preserving American Decorative Arts and was hosted by Christie’s, New York City on January 22nd. Please click here for the press release.
It is our pleasure to announce that Classical has turned 20 this year! We cannot believe how far we’ve come since our founding in 1993, all thanks to your generous support and sustained interest in what we do. Because of friends and supporters like you, Classical American Homes has been able to continue our preservation mission. The story began…. Classical American Homes started as a non-profit foundation in December 1993 with the gift of Ayr Mount, built circa 1815, in Hillsborough, NC. Ayr Mount was our first historic house museum. (Photos on this page are from our 20th Anniversary Reception …more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY TO US! In honor of our 20th birthday, we hosted a reception at Ayr Mount in Hillsborough, NC, on October 23rd. Nearly 300 friends and supporters came to help us celebrate on this crisp, Fall evening. The house was open for guests to tour while food and drinks were served outside on the terrace. Vistas of undulating fields down to the Eno River created an idyllic setting for the occasion. The evening featured memorable remarks by the Mayor of Hillsborough, Tom Stevens, and Dick Jenrette (see below). Mayor Stevens presented Mr. Jenrette with a locally-crafted key to the …more
Music at Millford, held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, was a resounding (no pun intended) success this year. The response was tremendous (sold-out), the weather was sunny and clear, and the stellar performance by virtuoso violinist Chenyi Avsharian, Gold Medalist of the 2008 China International Violin Competition, and accomplished international pianist, Amy I-Lin Cheng, was extraordinary. The grand yet intimate setting of Millford’s elegant double parlors – paired with Chenyi’s unparalled performance – created an afternoon not to be forgotten. The diverse musical program selected was mesmerizing with works by composers Tchaikovsky, Vitali, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Waxman and de Sarasate, as …more
Charleston Library Society Charleston, SC Continued…. from Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter A view of the full house or full library! In her remarks to a packed house of about 180 guests, Anne Cleveland, Executive Director of the Charleston Library Society, noted the significant role Mr. Jenrette played in rebuilding the Mills House Hotel and reopening it in 1970. She commented that the hotel’s reopening brought new waves of tourism to downtown Charleston and generated a new appreciation for preservation activities in the city. She remarked how Mr. Jenrette’s activities have garnered national attention and high-profile exposure to Charleston’s preservation and arts …more
Visit Millford on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd to enjoy the festive Yuletide decorations provided by The Azalea Garden Club of Manning, SC, and entertainment by the Sumter High Orchestra String Quartet directed by Erik Hines. Refreshments of apple cider and cookies will be served. Admission is $15. Reservations are required! Please call (802) 452-6194 to make your reservation. Schedule: Saturday, December 2nd: Grounds are open 9:30 AM – 3 PM / House is open 10 AM – 2 PM Sunday, December 3rd: Grounds are open 12 – 4 PM / House is open 12 PM – 3 …more