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The Preservation Society of Newport County has two great lectures this week!

1- Ernest Bowditch – Out of Olmsted’s Shadow

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
11:00 a.m.

Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Horticulture, The Preservation Society of Newport County

Ernest W. Bowditch (1850-1918) was a key figure in the evolution of the profession of landscape architecture in the late 19th century.  Over a 40-year career, Bowditch’s firm designed over 2,500 projects ranging from Gilded Age estate master plans to designs for planned garden suburbs and civil engineering projects.  The Breakers landscape plan helped to launch Bowditch, and he returned to redesign the site over the course of his career.  Come and learn about Bowditch, his relationship to the Vanderbilts, and the private paradise they created at The Breakers.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

or call (401) 847-1851


2- Luxurious Consumption-The Rituals & Artistry of Afternoon Tea

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
6:00 p.m.

Ellen Easton, tea & etiquette authority and author

What could be more relaxing than afternoon tea, the beauty of tradition in a contemporary world? Discover the origins of an Old World custom that is once again popular. Learn the proper protocols and folklore of afternoon tea, including topics such as how tea funded the women’s right to vote, pinkies up or down, how to eat a scone and menu planning. Learning from one of the tea industry’s leading experts, both the novice and experienced afternoon tea lover will benefit from this informative discussion about the artistry of afternoon tea.

Guiding you on this elegant journey will be Ellen Easton, a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions, A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf Astoria, The Plaza, The Pierre, The Lowell and Bergdorf-Goodman. Ellen believes that “Tea is the luxury everyone can afford!”.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

Admission is $10 for Preservation Society members, $15 for the general public.  Advance registration is required.

or call 401-847-1851