Past Tours 2012

Hudson River Valley

Join past board chair George Lennon and the North Carolina Museum of History Associates for a unique and exciting opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of the Hudson River Valley and to spend time with one of the country’s most noted preservationists, Richard Hampton Jenrette. Hudson River Valley Tours, an experienced and knowledgeable tour operator, is pleased to serve as host for the five-day trip, Monday, September 17–Friday, September 21. Spend a week immersed in architecture, art and history while touring the magnificent sites of the Hudson River Valley. Participants will also have a special opportunity to enjoy “southern hospitality at its best” with an exclusive private reception and tour of Edgewater, the 1825 house on the Hudson that Mr. Jenrette, a North Carolina native, has carefully restored.


Past Tours 2011

Charleston Art and Antiques Forum

Are you interested in art and antiques? Thomas Day? George Washington? Charleston? Excellent speakers? Great food and drink? All of the above?

Join the History Associates for the Charleston Art and Antiques Forum, featuring renowned experts and wonderful tours, March 16-20 (Wednesday through Sunday) in Charleston, South Carolina. 
The Associates is sponsoring a lecture on Thomas Day to be presented on Friday at the Forum in memory of our own Patricia Phillips Marshall. Pat was scheduled to speak on Thomas Day at the forum; David Ackerman of MESDA will be speaking on Day in her place and the lecture sponsored by the Associates will be given in her memory.  Pat's book will also be on sale.
In addition to the lecture on Thomas Day, James Rees, president of Mount Vernon, will be speaking on George Washington--a subject near and dear to all our hearts!  The keynote address on collecting tapestry in America will be given by Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Past Tours 2009

Associates take exclusive Washington, DC trip

More than 25 Associates enjoyed an exclusive and unique tour of Washington, DC September 24-27, 2009. Former Senator Jim Broyhill and his wife, Louise, led the group on a round of private dinners, tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the centers of power and culture in our national capital. Activities included:

  • A private reception hosted by Senators Robert and Elizabeth Dole at their Watergate residence
  • A tour of the newly renovated National Museum of American History with director and UNC grad Dr. Brent Glass
  • A tour of the United States Capitol with Senator Broyhill and a presentation by the Senator on US Presidents
  • A visit to the State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms, some of the most historic and beautifully furnished rooms in the country
  • A preview of the Real George Washington exhibit at Mount Vernon, scheduled to travel to the North Carolina Museum of History in September 2010
  • Visits to the Smithsonian Castle, and the Air and Space Center at Dulles
  • A tour of Washington’s monuments and Arlington Cemetery
  • The opportunity to inspect the finished work of Chris Chadbourn Associates of Boston, exhibit designers for the Air and Space Museum and the Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center as well as the designer of our own Story of North Carolina exhibit

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