Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, is open to the public as a world-class house museum and national resource for theatre, arts, and arts education.
This blog, managed by Ten Chimneys Foundation's Director of Historic Preservation, Keith MacKay, celebrates the ongoing preservation and restoration of this marvelous place, including behind-the-scenes information on the historic structures, artifacts, exhibitions, and grounds.
Keith MacKay, (262) 968-4161 ext. 207
Uncredited photographs are by Ten Chimneys Foundation Staff, primarily Amanda E. Shilling.
A set of faux pearls designed by Antonio Castillo (1908 - 1984) that Lynn Fontanne wore in her final stage production, The Visit, a gift of the Theater Hall of Fame.
Speaking of Nicholas and Alexandra, 2013 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Romanov dynasty - the Imperial family that ruled Russia for 305 years - an anniversary marked by numerous museum exhibitions throughout the country.