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Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 pm
The Architectural Legacy of the Early Hanoverians
Lecture and Reception
The Collectors Club, 22 East 35th Street
$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.

Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 pm
Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th Century America through History, Food, and a Georgian House
Paula Bennett will give a talk on her new book and her exploration of life in an 18th century Georgian house in New England, followed by a book signing.
The Colonial Dames of America, 417 East 61st Street
$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members

Prompted by a serendipitous visit to a bookstore, an epiphany leads Paula Bennett and her husband, Harvey, to southern Maine where they spontaneously buy the General Ichabod Goodwin House with its original nine-over-six windows, wide-plank painted wood floors, early Georgian moldings, and an 8-ft wide hearth perfect for cooking.

While learning about 18th-century décor to inform the furnishing of her historic home, Paula diligently researches the house's first inhabitants. She begins to imagine daily life in 18th-century New England, specifically for the first two Goodwins who lived on their property a father and son, both named Ichabod.

Join Paula and Harvey as their shared passion for history leads to an archaeological dig outside their front door, connecting them even more to life in early America, and their avid interest in the culinary arts leads the author to explore and recreate historic recipes, 25 of which are woven throughout the text. Their journey culminates in cherry-picking from the past, recreating aspects of the 18th-century and adapting them into their 21st-century lifestyle.

This event is co-sponsored by The Colonial Dames of America

October 17 – 21, 2016
Great Houses & Gardens of the Welsh Borders
A Tour for American Friends of the Georgian Group
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.

Thursday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00
Annual General Meeting and Reception
The Baker House, 67 East 93rd Street

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