Photos, from top: Euston Hall, Houghton, Castle Howard, Corsham Court.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 pm
Exclusive Georgian Salon for AFGG Members
655 Park Avenue (entrance on East 67th Street). Doorman will direct you to the apartment.

We will be hosting a salon focused on Georgian New York exclusively for AFGG members at a private classic apartment. It will be moderated by Andrew Dolkart, a professor of historic preservation at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Andrew himself attended Columbia's Historic Preservation Program and has been active in New York City historic preservation for more than 30 years while on staff at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, a freelance consultant, and teacher. He also has written extensively about the built environment, including the award-winning books Morningside Heights: A History of its Architecture and Development, Biography of a Tenement house in New York City: An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street, and The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City 1908-1929.

Refreshments will be served.

$65 for AFGG members
$45 for AYG members

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:00 pm
Private Tour of the Met Museum's British Galleries  SOLD OUT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
(meet at the information desk in the main hall at 3:45 p.m.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering AFGG members a special private tour of their newly completed British Galleries, just days after its reopening. In the past we have visited the galleries while they were in progress, this will be our first glimpse of their completed work.

$65 for AFGG members
This is a sold out members only event. Please email the office if you would like to be added to the wait list.

May 11–15, 2020
Tour to Devon and Cornwall

We are finalizing our American Friends trip to two very beautiful areas of Devon and Cornwall in May 11 to 15, 2020 — the harbor town of Fowey and the glorious South Hams area, south of Plymouth.

Some of the houses we will visit include:

  • 'Menabilly', Daphne du Maurier's inspiration from Mandalay
  • 'Place' in Fowey, a special and unusual house in the beautiful harbor town of Fowey
  • Mothecombe House (pictured at right), a classic Queen Anne house with outstanding gardens, in the glorious South Hams area of South Devon
  • Ugbrooke, which will include lunch and guided tour with the Hon Alexander Clifford, heir to Lord Clifford
  • Saltram, a grand and sumptuous house in Plymouth

Click here to download trip flyer (5 mb PDF)
Click here to download booking form (2 mb PDF)

Saturday, June 13, 2020, depart at 8:00 am
Main Line Visit
Departing from Park Avenue and 72nd Street

The AFGG will tour the Main Line outside Philadelphia this summer, which are the towns that follow the railroad out of the city. By the turn of the 20th century, many grand estates were built along this line. We will visit a number of these, including Ardrossan, the great estate built by Horace Trumbauer (one of the architects of the Philadelphia Art Museum) and lived in by members of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family from October 1912 to present day. It has a fascinating history, chronicled by David Wren's recent book Ardrossan. The setting for The Philadelphia Story also was inspired by this house.

Another stop on the tour is Radnor Hunt Club, the oldest hunt club in America,established in 1883. We will have lunch there and see their incredible collection of sporting art.

We then will visit the famous Erdenheim, a working farm. This tranquil and verdant land is home to prize-winning Cheviot sheep, Black Angus cattle, and elegant Morgan horses. Situated on close to 450 acres, Erdenheim Farm remains one of the last sanctuaries of pastoral life within the greater Philadelphia area.

After that, we will stop by Ivy Mills and see the old paper mill for which the district is named, as well as the clerk's house (built circa 1830), and the Ivy Mills Mansion House (built 1837), the Wilcox family estate.

An additional Georgian home may be added to the agenda. Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited and our out-of-town trips fill quickly.

$195 for AFGG members.

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