The Eastern Shore of VA Historical Society presents The Gentleman’s Farm: Elegant Country House Living
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, in partnership with ESLAND and Bay Creek, presents a reception, lecture, and book signing of The Gentleman’s Farm: Elegant Country House Living on Friday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Mimosa Farm in Cape Charles.
The Gentleman’s Farm is a beautifully written and photographed book highlighting the historic classical architecture of presidential homes, such as Mount Vernon and Monticello, and gentleman farmer homes, including the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Eyre Hall, a historic plantation home located in Northampton County owned by the Eyre family since 1668.
Authors Laurie Ossman and Debra A. McClane, and photographer Walter Smalling, Jr. will speak and sign copies of the books, which will be available for sale during the event. Ossman, Director of Museum Affairs at The Preservation Society of Newport County (Rhode Island), is the author of Great Houses of the South and co-author of Carrère & Hastings: The Masterworks. McClane is an architectural historian and preservationist in Richmond, Virginia, and the author of Botetourt Country, Virginia, Revisited. Smalling is a widely published architectural photographer whose books include Uncommon Vernacular: The Early Houses of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1735-1835.
To purchase tickets to the event, call the ESVHS at (757) 787-8012 or visit the website at shorehistory.org. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and their commitment to bringing exciting and quality educational programs to the Shore community. Want to keep up with all the happenings at Ker Place? Send an email to email@example.com to join the email list! Follow @ESVHS on Facebook and Instagram!
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society PO Box 127, 69 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417
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Shannon Cousineau Gordon, Marketing Coordinator
Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society 757.787.8012