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N.B. Reservations for events in Britain must be made by emailing
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Gentry, Generals and Industrialists:
English Country Houses in the Thames Valley

Lecture by Dr. Oliver Cox, Oxford University Fellow
Thursday, May 12th at 6:00pm
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library
20 West 44th Street
$30 per person for AFGG members and co-sponsors*
$40 per person for non-members

Registration is required: or call 800-913-6565, ext. 201
Registration will be available on their website on February 24th.
*Use the code 16SAFGG to receive the discounted price.
This event is co-sponsored with the American Friends of Attingham.

Mid May Northumberland Tour

The trip to Northumberland is taking shape and is likely to be mid-May. As well as a selection of Georgian houses, we will be seeing a number of earlier fortified houses and castles. More details to follow via emails and our website.

Irvington, NY Tour
June 11th, 2016

We shall depart NYC at 8:30am sharp from 72nd Street and Park Avenue. We will visit a number of unique properties in this riverside community and dine at a riverfront restaurant. Sign up early as our day trips fill quickly. We expect to return to NYC around 6:00pm based on traffic. Stay tuned for updates that will be sent via email and will be posted on our website.

The Architectural Legacy of the Early Hanoverians
Lecture and Reception
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm
Sotheby's Institute of Art
570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Fl.
$45 for AFGG members
$20 for American Young Georgians

This lecture, by Dr. Wolf Burchard will explore the little known architectural patronage of the first two Georgian monarchs. The Hanoverians had a great variety of palaces, castle and hunting lodges both in Britain and Germany. Whilst not as sumptuous as the palaces of Versailles, Vienna or Berlin, the Georgian residences reflected the new monarchs' understanding of the differences between the British monarchy and the absolute ones on the continent.

Dr. Wolf Burchard is the Paul Mellon/Royal Oak Furniture Research Curator at the National Trust in London and a Trustee of the Georgian Group. He was Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Collection from 2009-2014 and co-curator of The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy, 1714-1760 (The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, 2014), which marked the tercentenary of the Hanoverian Succession.

Great Houses & Gardens of the Welsh Borders
A Tour for American Friends of the Georgian Group
October 17th – 21st, 2016
Tour is fully booked, but there is a waiting list.
Contact AFGG office for details.

This exclusive tour offers the opportunity to visit many private country houses while residing in one, Weston Park, the former home of the Earl of Bradford. Family treasures acquired over generations which are still in Weston Park included significant paintings such as a room with walls covered in Van Dyck portraits, another room with walls covered in 18th century Gobelins tapestries, collections of oriental and European ceramics, exquisite furniture supplied by Chippendale and others. All these and more will be yours to enjoy during our exclusive visit. Famous ‘Capability’ Brown advised on the landscape at Weston in the 18th century and this has undergone restoration in celebration of the tercentenary of his birth in 2016 and will be part of our study. Each day other stately homes will be privately visited, some such as Willey Park and Oakley Park reflecting fascinating changes made by current heirs to adapt to living in historic houses today. After our days of sightseeing we return to Weston Park to perhaps enjoy a drink by the fire in the library before our gourmet candlelit dinner. Gareth Williams, Curator of the Weston Park collections, will be our exceptional guide throughout this unforgettable tour which begins and ends in London.
A detailed trip brochure is available by clicking here.

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