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Summer Lecture and Luncheon - Chateau Carolands

Summer Lecture and Luncheon

Dr. Ann Johnson

The Nantucket Preservation Trust will host the annual Summer Lecture and Luncheon on Thursday, July 23 at 11:30 AM at The Great Harbor Yacht Club. The program will feature special guest, Dr. Ann Johnson who will highlight the restoration of Chateau Carolands, “One of the last great homes built in America’s gilded age”. Tickets are $125 and include a three-course lunch, excerpts from the film Three Women and a Chateau, and Q&A session with Dr. Johnson. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit the NPT Web Site www.nantucketpreservation.org 

The 2014 Summer Lecture and Luncheon featured Peter Pennoyer and Ann Walker who focused on the contents of the book: Narratives of Manners and Style: The Houses of Cross & Cross followed by a three-course meal at The Chanticleer restaurant. Other past lecturers include the following: 

- 2007   Paul Goldberg
- 2008   Howard Mansfield
- 2009   Brian Pfieffer
- 2010   Myrick Howard
- 2011   Sharon N. Lorenzo
- 2012   Marty Hylton
- 2013   Gil Schafer

The 2015 special guest, Dr. Johnson is a Nantucket summer resident, who has a great appreciation for classical architecture, as evident in her meticulous restoration of Chateau Carolands. Carolands, a Beaux Art mansion near San Francisco was completed in 1916 for heiress Harriet Pullman Carolan. This 98-room chateau was designed by Parisian architect Ernest Sanson – the era’s foremost architect of the great house – drawing inspiration from the court architects of Louis XIV. Carolands has been featured in the award-winning film Three Women and a Chateau and the 2014 PBS presentation Heiress and Her Chateau.

The Summer Lecture and Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 starting at 11:30 AM at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. The NPT is a nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of the island’s architectural heritage and hosts programs such as this to educate, inspire and encourage historic preservation across the island. A limited number of tickets are for available. Tickets cost $125 per person and may be purchased by calling the NPT office at 508-228-1387 or online at www.nantucketpreservation.org.