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We have had a busy winter of events at Ayr Mount and the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail (HOST). In mid-January, there was a film shoot for a new series called “Lost Speedways”, which will appear on NBC Universal’s new streaming platform, “Peacock“. Racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were on site for the shoot with Matthew Dillner, which took place on the only remaining dirt track from the inaugural 1949 season. Tune into “Lost Speedways” this July on Peacock or visit their Facebook page to learn more! On January 19th the Bull City Running Company held the 6th …more
Classical American Homes and The Decorative Arts Trust (DAT) were pleased to welcome a talented group of speakers and an enthusiastic audience to our fourth Emerging Scholars Colloquium. Held on Sunday, January 26, at the George F. Baker Carriage House, this event sold out and was attended by over 100 guests, many of whom joined us for the Bloody Mary and Ham Biscuit Benefit Brunch which followed. The speakers presented impressive research on a range of topics and one repeat attendee said this was “The best colloquium yet!” Thank you to our speakers for making this event such a success …more
The carriage house at 69 E. 93rd Street was the site of the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial lecture the evening of December 10, 2019. Entitled, The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater, the lecture was delivered by CAHPT’s own Peter Kenny and served as a fitting close to our year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of its purchase by Dick in 1969. Edgewater, after Roper House, which was acquired in 1968, was the second important classical American home Dick purchased in the late 1960s, and ushered in a period he referred to in his classic, Adventures with Old …more
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 Save the Date! Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture The Consummation of Earthly Bliss: Dick Jenrette’s Edgewater Lecture by Peter Kenny The George F. Baker Houses Lecture – 6:00 – 6:45 PM 69 East 93rd Street, NYC Reception – 6:45 – 8:30 PM 67 East 93rd Street, NYC Please join us for the second Richard Hampton Jenrette Memorial Lecture. Peter Kenny will be speaking about Dick’s passion for collecting, focusing on his beloved Edgewater and the 50th anniversary of its purchase. This event is a way to thank our donors for their continued support. Young Preservationist tickets …more
Oom pah pah! On Tuesday, October 29, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League gathered at the Roper House to kick of their 2019-2020 Revels Season with an Oktoberfest Celebration. Featuring lively music provided by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Polka Band, as well as german food and drink — wursts, pretzels, and a variety of brews — it was a lovely evening on the High Battery. Watch a clip of the band playing the Chicken Dance! Click below to enlarge photos.
On Tuesday, October 21, 2019, a group of 40 museum professionals from across the southeast gathered for a lovely reception at the William Robert Roper House in Charleston as part of the 2019 Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Annual meeting. The event was a celebration of SEMC’s leadership, partners and generous contributors to the endowment. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden, the gorgeous interior spaces and a stunning sunset. A trio of talented young musicians from the prestigious Charleston County School of the Arts provided beautiful music to further enhance the evening. This memorable experience was made possible …more
Over 1,500 people gathered at Ayr Mount over October 12-13, 2019 as part of the town-wide Outlandish celebration. On Saturday, Scottish musicians — including pipers, drummers, fiddles, and vocalists — joined dancers and other performers in a celebration of Scottish heritage. Food vendors featured traditional Scottish fare including fish and chips, ale, and Irn Bru and kids could play and craft in the Wee Bairns Play Area. The Loch Ayr Monster even made a return visit! On Sunday, guests donned their favorite Outlander-inspired attire to “Step Through The Stones” into a locale of the beloved Outlander Series, whose main characters …more