Dick established Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in the hope that we could broaden appreciation for classical American architecture. He believed that classical American architecture found its most tangible expression in homes, where people’s daily life unfurled. In leaving us carefully restored homes and a thoughtful collection of decorative arts, Dick has given Classical American Homes Preservation Trust the means to promote, for generations to come, an understanding and knowledge of classical American architecture. And, as Classical American Homes Preservation Trust moves forward, we are dedicated to maintaining Dick’s unique founder’s culture while building a lasting, forward-thinking creative institution. Read …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
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Millford is so delightful! Join us this season at Millford as we warm up with hot chocolate and cookies. The house will be decorated with seasonal greens, poinsettias, and an abundance of holiday cheer! Saturday, December 7 Grounds: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM House: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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
Read the latest in news and goings-on at Classical American Homes in our Summer 2019 Newsletter! Peter Kenny discusses our latest acquisitions at Millford Updates from the Clemson University / College of Charleston Historic Preservation Program’s Historic Structures Report at Roper House Summer tours and visits from various educational groups and more!