Classical House Series – The Flowering Of France: Chateaux Of The 17th Century


Event Details


  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, SC 02840
  • Times: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 for members
    $20 for non-members
  • Contact: Gretchen Markert
  • Phone: 401-847-0295, ext. 102
  • Email: gmarkert@redwoodlibrary.org
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We hope you will join us for a noteworthy historical lecture series, “The Classical House: Two Thousand Years of Architectural Design,” featuring four talks by architectural historian John Tschirch. Each talk will explore the social and cultural history of domestic architecture, from the houses of ancient Rome to the Neo-Palladian country seats of eighteenth-century Britain. The third talk, “The Flowering of France: Chateaux of the 17th Century” takes place on Wednesday, September 9, at 6:00 pm. The other talks in this series will be on August 19, August 26, and September 23. This series is generously underwritten by Freeman’s of Philadelphia, America’s oldest auction house. John Tschirch is the former Architectural Historian for the Preservation Society and current Instructor of Design History at Rhode Island School of Design. John is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture. Tickets are $25 per lecture or $75 for a series pass to all four events. Purchase tickets online via event webpage, or call 847-0295, ext. 115.

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