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Friday, April 27, 2018

Mansions of the Gilded Age Symposium

Tickets are still available for the 3rd Annual, “Mansions of the Gilded Age Symposium 2018” on April 29th at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY. I will be one of the speakers plus 4 others. Please see below for more about our speakers and their presentations. More information and to purchase tickets click HERE.

Our speakers in order of appearance,

                                 Our Time at Foxhollow Farm

David Byars discusses his book, Our Time at Foxhollow Farm, which chronicles the lives of Tracy Dows and his family over a 30-year span while they lived on their bucolic Hudson Valley estate, designed by Harrie T. Lindeberg.

A Dangerous Woman: American Beauty, Noted Philanthropist, Nazi Collaborator – The Life of Florence Gould 

Susan Ronald gives revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.

Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line  

Explore David Wren’s unique and fascinating chronicle of the construction and furnishing of an early 20th-century country house, vividly brought to life by letters from the family archive.

                        Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930 

Gary Lawrance will give an illustrated view into the great summer resort homes that made the Hamptons, often referred to as the “American Riviera,” one of the premier resorts of glamour, luxury and architectural achievement. The talk will also give a brief history of the founding of the Summer Colony.

 Jay Gould and His Daughters; the Forgotten Collectors of the Gilded Age

Howard Zar's presentation aims to re-establish the Goulds as important art collectors and major Tiffany patrons, as well as highlight Lyndhurst Mansion as one of the few remaining venues to experience the taste of the early Gilded Age.

Champagne Reception and Book Signing
The reception is included and free to all symposium participants

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