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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm
Greenwich Village Twenty Years Later: Preserving Federal Houses
Hudson Park Library, 44 Leroy Street

Susan De Vries, a researcher, writer, and building historian, began the Federals research as a Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation intern twenty years ago when GVSHP first received funding to research and document the remaining Federal style (1790–1835) houses in Lower Manhattan. Ever since, preserving federal houses has been a special part of GVSHP’s mission, and the years of research and advocacy yielded the landmark designation and/or State and National Register of Historic Places listing of 136 Federal style houses, including ten historic districts and thirteen individual landmarks. For this event, Susan, current GVSHP staff members, and others will discuss the long and arduous road towards trying to protect these charming and hearty survivors in the Lower Manhattan landscape.

This program is co-hosted by the GVSHP, NYU Department of Art History & Urban Design and Architecture Studies, and the AFGG.

Free, but reservations required; visit the GVSHP website here to register.

Wednesday, November 15th
First-Ever Georgian Salon (Members only!)

We are delighted to announce that we will have an evening salon to discuss Georgian architecture and its history in New York City. Hosted by AFGG member Michael Ambler, this will be an evening of conversation led by Francis Morrone and Michael Miscione. Topics will include original Georgian buildings in New York City and the fascinating personalities behind them, the remaining Georgian buildings and their preservation, and the Georgian revival in New York City.

This is an AFGG members-only event.
$65 for AFGG members
$45 for AYG members
To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, December 6th, 6:00 pm
The AFGG Holiday Party and Annual General Meeting
The Baker House, 67 East 93rd Street

Our holiday party and annual general meeting will be held at the beautiful George F. Baker House in Carnegie Hill, the highest point in Manhattan. We'll toast the holidays and have the opportunity to explore the immaculately preserved 1920s townhouse designed by Delano & Aldrich and built for one of New York’s most important bankers. Our event will be in what is now the private home of Richard H. Jenrette; his foundation, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, is also based here.

Business/festive attire requested.

$65 for AFGG members
$30 for AYG members
$75 for non-members
$40 for AYG non-members
To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

Wednesday, December 13th, 6:00 pm
Speaker David Wren and Ardrossan: the Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line
The Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street

David Nelson Wren, an independent scholar, will present his new book, a history of the Philadelphia Main Line estate Ardrossan and the Montgomery family who built it. (The Montgomerys were the basis for Philip Barry’s 1939 play, The Philadelphia Story, featuring Katharine Hepburn, who went on to star in the film.) At its height, the estate encompassed roughly 760 acres of rolling Pennsylvania hills, and the fifty-room Georgian-style manor house, still owned by the family, stands as a glorious reminder of the Gilded Age. Ardrossan was designed in 1911 by Horace Trumbauer, who also designed the Elms in Newport and Whitemarsh Hall outside Philadelphia. The first-floor rooms, decorated by the London-based firm of White, Allom & Company, are essentially unaltered since 1913 and feature the family’s art collection, including ancestral portraits by Thomas Sully and hunt scenes and landscapes by Charles Morris Young.

This event is co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames of America and the Royal Oak Foundation.

$45 for AFGG members
$20 for AYG members
$55 for non-members
To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
The Winter Antiques Show
Private Tour and Luncheon

All details will be shared as soon as possible.

February, 2018 (date & time to be announced)
Members-only Visit to the British Galleries Conservation Workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

All details will be shared as soon as possible; please note attendance will be limited to 15 AFGG members.

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