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Join past board chair George Lennon and the North Carolina Museum of History Associates for a unique and exciting opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of the Hudson River Valley and to spend time with one of the country’s most noted preservationists, Richard Hampton Jenrette. Hudson River Valley Tours, an experienced and knowledgeable tour operator, is pleased to serve as host for the five-day trip, Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21. Spend a week immersed in architecture, art and history while touring the magnificent sites of the Hudson River Valley. Participants will also have a special opportunity to enjoy “southern hospitality at its best” with an exclusive private reception and tour of Edgewater, the 1825 house on the Hudson that Mr. Jenrette, a North Carolina native, has carefully restored.
Are you interested in art and antiques? Thomas Day? George Washington? Charleston? Excellent speakers? Great food and drink? All of the above?
Join the History Associates for the Charleston Art and Antiques Forum, featuring renowned experts and wonderful tours, March 16-20 (Wednesday through Sunday) in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Associates is sponsoring a lecture on Thomas Day to be presented on Friday at the Forum in memory of our own Patricia Phillips Marshall. Pat was scheduled to speak on Thomas Day at the forum; David Ackerman of MESDA will be speaking on Day in her place and the lecture sponsored by the Associates will be given in her memory. Pat's book will also be on sale.
In addition to the lecture on Thomas Day, James Rees, president of Mount Vernon, will be speaking on George Washington--a subject near and dear to all our hearts! The keynote address on collecting tapestry in America will be given by Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
More than 25 Associates enjoyed an exclusive and unique tour of Washington, DC September 24-27, 2009. Former Senator Jim Broyhill and his wife, Louise, led the group on a round of private dinners, tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the centers of power and culture in our national capital. Activities included: