William Waldorf Astor: From American Tycoon to English Lord
Presented by Curt DiCamillo, Architectural Historian, Author and Authority on the British Country House
In this richly illustrated talk, historian Curt DiCamillo will trace the extraordinary life of one of the world’s most enigmatic tycoons who became an English lord. Astor’s most magnificent houses will be featured, including his English country estate Hever Castle in Kent, the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn; Cliveden House, the magnificent Thames-side palace; his stunning London home, Astor House; and Lord Astor’s sublime paradise of art, architecture, and gardens, Villa Astor, an Italian landmark dating to the Roman Empire.
Then, enjoy delicious desserts and wine in the elegant Dining Room.
Curt served as Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA and is currently Curator of Special Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He has been presented to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the Prince of Wales, and is the author of Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast.
Tickets are $30 and all proceeds go to the upcoming restoration project for the house kitchen! (Learn more about it here.)
Please note – SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Tickets are available online now.
The House is Wheelchair Accessable.
For information contact Ed Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plentiful on-street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Please leave parking spot places for those with special mobility needs.The 39 bus stops in both directions right outside the house on South Street.