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Calendar of Events
Fall, 2015

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Great Houses of North Yorkshire
An American Friends of the Georgian Group Tour
12 – 16 October, 2015
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Fabulous Fabrics
A visit to the showroom of F. Schumacher & Co.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Design & Decoration Building
979 Third Avenue, 8th floor (58/59 Streets)

$45 per person
$20 for American Young Georgians

F. Schumacher & Co., founded in 1889, is one of the leading suppliers of woven and printed fabrics to the interior design trade. Their fabrics are associated with the redecorations of the White House in 1902, 1962 & 1998, The Breakers in Newport, and luminaries such as Dorothy Draper, Cecil Beaton and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Avodica Ash of the Schumacher archives in Newark, Delaware, will give an overview of historical textiles — silks, damasks, velvets and such — and show off some of the excellent Schumacher archive pieces.

A reception will follow.

A Family Legacy Restored: St. Giles House Lecture
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
Bonham's Auction House
580 Madison Avenue

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury has a house—St. Giles in Dorset—and will be giving the lecture. He has been working on it for a while and it just won the 2014 Georgian Group Award, for the Restoration of a Georgian Country House. The house has been shortlisted for the Historic Angel Awards as well and will be featured in 'World of Interiors' in October.

Register with our co-sponsor Royal Oak
at or call (212) 480-2889.
Use the discount code 15FAFGG for the member price.

Reception for the Painted Hall
Thursday, November 12, 6:00–8:00pm
The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

The magnificent Painted Hall in Christopher Wren's masterpiece the "Old Naval College" in Greenwich, considered the "Sistine Chapel of the UK", is undergoing a total restoration, with assistance from contributions by The Georgian Group and the American Friends of the Georgian Group.

Mr. William Palin, the Conservation Director for the project will inform us about the progress and details of the restoration. If you are going to be in London, visitors can see the work in progress. More information is on the website,

$95 per person
$45 per person for Young Georgians

Rediscovering Drayton Hall in the Georgian Era
Carter C. Hudgins, Acting Director,
Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Tuesday, November 17, 6:00pm
The Colonial Dames of America
417 East 61st Street
Abigail Adams Auditorium

Multidisciplinary research carried out at Drayton Hall over the last seven years has significantly expanded our understanding of the architecture, furnishings, landscape and residents of one of Colonial America's greatest plantations. Drawing from excavated material culture, surviving furniture, decorative arts objects and extant architecture, this lecture will provide a new perspective on an elite lowcountry home seat and its 18th century residents. Beginning with an assessment of wealthy planter John Drayton, this presentation will utilize a variety of investigative techniques to focus on the material culture of Drayton Hall and evaluate the status of its 18th century residents in the context of the expanding British Empire.

This event is co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames of America. A reception will follow.
$45 per person for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$20 for American Young Georgians.

Annual General Meeting and Reception
The Baker House
67 East 93rd Street
Thursday, December 3, 6:00–8:00
$60 per person
$30 for American Young Georgians

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