Palladio in Southern England and the American Connection with Calder Loth – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, December 12
6:00 p.m. light refreshments, 6:30 p.m. Program Begins
Architectural Historian Calder Loth recently toured southern England with The Center for Palladian Studies, exploring a dozen major 18th and 19th -century landmarks inspired by Andrea Palladio’s buildings and his 1570 treatise I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura, This masterwork greatly influenced the character of English classicism as royalty, nobility and gentry built grand buildings to signal their prominence and display their wealth. Additionally, Mr. Loth will compare these buildings with American and specifically Virginia architectural works also influenced by Palladio’s Four Books.
($10 Branch Museum Members and The Center for Palladian Studies Members)
Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, December 15
Families can help design Santa’s Village at the North Pole with gingerbread houses and other sweet structures of their making. Participants can literally feed your imagination with tasty treats as they build! Holiday snacks included. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
$15 per person.
Branch Centennial Celebration
Thursday, December 19, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Step back in time to 1919 and celebrate as the Branches would have on their first Christmas in the house. The 18th amendment for Prohibition was passed in January of 1919 and was going into effect a year later. As Christmas approached people would have been celebrating like it was their last. The Branches had preparations underway…think false walls and hidden storage in an elevator shaft.
A hundred years later, let’s take their holiday spirit and party like it’s 1919!
Help us celebrate this architectural gem with libations, vintage decorations, returning treasures and a few surprises. Join us in the support and preservation of the Branch House.
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