Chesterwood was the country home, studio, and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French. Most renowned for Abraham Lincoln of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, French made his summer estate in Stockbridge, MA which includes his recently restored studio. Thank you to our special guest and tour gude Robert Silman who will be discussing Silmans’ efforts on the restoration.
Naumkeag is quintessential as one of the Berkshires’ Gilded Age estates. The house was designed by McKim, Mead & White for New York City lawyer Joseph Hodges Choate. It is renowned also for its 46 acres of beautiful gardens which are included in the tour.
We will finish the day with cocktails at the historic Red Lion Inn which has been welcoming travelers for over 200 years.
12:00: Meet at Chesterwood
12:00-1:30: Tour of Chesterwood
1:30-2:00: Caravan to Naumkeag, approximately 3 miles. (5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262)
2:00-3:30: Tour of Naumkeag
3:30-3:45: Caravan to Red Lion Inn, approximately 0.7 miles (30 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262); duration of visit is your personal preference
This event is open to all; however, attendance is limited to 30 attendees and advance registration is required.
Registration: $30 (APTNE members), $35 (non-members).
Refreshments: APTNE is pleased to treat attendees to appetizers and a couple of rounds at the Inn. Additionalfood and refreshments may be enjoyed at individual cost.
Sponsors: APTNE Marble/Granite/Limestone sponsors may attend using their remaining complimentary tour event benefit.
Directions: Use these directions as map apps will not lead you to the correct place (http://chesterwood.org/directions/) at noon and we will caravan from there to the other sites.
Attire: Recommended comfortable shoes for walking; dress is casual.
Accessibility: Please note that these historic homes are not ADA accessible. We will try to accommodate special needs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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