Events

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‘Moveable Feast’ – Walking Tour Features Food & Pinchot Family History

May 21, 2022
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
$25.00 – $30.005 tickets left

Join us as we explore the rich history of the Pinchots in Milford! This walking tour will begin at the center of town and amble through the historic sites which have made Milford so attractive. Stopping along the way, we will enjoy some of the best tastes from local restaurants.…

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Grey Towers by Leah Marie Kirk

Membership Appreciation Reception

June 3, 2022
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
$0.00

Wine & Cheese served at the Grey Towers Fingerbowl Eileen Smith will present America250 and how Grey Towers is participating in this vision. All Americans are encouraged to participate in the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. No fee event for members only.

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Corneila in the garden with a rake

Take a Rake: An Insider’s Tour of Cornelia’s Gardens

June 10, 2022
1:00 pm
- 2:30 pm
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
$0.00

Join Horticulturalist Beth Hawke for a behind the scenes look at Cornelia’s Gardens and the inspiration that created them. The tour will feature how designers and landscape architects influenced the creation of her “garden rooms.”

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Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

June 11, 2022
3:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
$15.00 – $20.00

In this illustrated lecture, Kerry Dean Carso will examine historicized garden buildings, known as “follies,” from the nation’s founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, historicized garden buildings—such as temples, summerhouses, towers, and ruins—brought a range of European architectural styles to America. By…

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A Closer Look: Cornelia’s Garden

June 18, 2022
2:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
$15.00 – $20.00

Deborah Stevenson is a local photographic artist who has gained widespread recognition for her focused and detailed floral works. She has photographed the gardens at Grey Towers numerous times and will concentrate her presentation on her observations of the pristine beauty and unique architecture of the natural world. A short…

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Cornelia the activist

Cornelia Pinchot: Activist for Social Change

July 30, 2022
2:30 pm
- 4:30 pm
Grey Towers National Historic Site
151 Grey Towers Drive
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
$15.00 – $20.00

A natural born rebel, Cornelia had spirit, drive and independent means. Her friend Theodore Roosevelt called her political mind one of the keenest he had ever known. She was attractive, dressed in flamboyant clothes and dyed her hair red. Her crusading nature invaded the Progressive ranks in 1912 and later…

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“A Movable Feast” – Pinchot Family& Milford Historic Walking Tour

September 10, 2022
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
$25.00 – $30.00

This walking tour will begin at the center of town and amble through the historic sites which have made Milford so attractive. Stopping along the way, we will enjoy some of the best tastes from local restaurants. This rain or shine event. Come hungry and wear comfortable shoes for this…

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