Historic Preservation Classes at Ten Chimneys

 

In collaboration with the University of Waukesha, Ten Chimneys Foundation's Director of Historic Preservation, Keith MacKay, will be leading two upcoming courses that will offer a deeper look into the history of historic house preservation and interior design. 

"This collaboration between Ten Chimneys and the University of Waukesha provides an exciting opportunity to share our collection with a wider audience - and provide behind the scenes access to those eager to learn more about decorative arts and the history of interior design."
-Director of Historic Preservation, Keith MacKay

History of the Historic House Museum: Preservation's Beginning 

Saturday, March 30th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about the historic preservation movement, which began with historic house museums. The three centuries long story of the house museums such as Mount Vernon, Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright’s design with Edgar Kauffman) and Tenement building in New York City will be explored.  Learn about the earliest efforts to save places such as these, and the tasks needed to preserve these historic houses. Class will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys.

$59. An optional tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education online or call 262-521-5460.

History of Interior Design: The 20th Century

Saturday, April 27th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm

Receive an overview of the historical development of American interior design from the late 19th century until today. Focus on immigrant upholsterers, the legendary Lady Decorators who helped pioneer the field, as well as professionally trained designers and reality television stars. The class will also focus on the individuals who defined stylish living, including William Comfort Tiffany, Elsie de Wolf, Eero Saarinen, and Billy Baldwin. Class will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys.

$59. An optional tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education online or call 262-521-5460.

About Keith MacKay

Keith D. MacKay is responsible for the preservation and interpretation of Ten Chimneys. Previously, MacKay was the Assistant Director of Historic Savannah Foundation’s Davenport House Museum, where he participated in a site wide reinterpretation and collection focus redirection, and as a Research Assistant for the White House Historical Association. He has his MA in the History of Decorative Art from the Smithsonian + Corcoran School of Art. He received his BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota and is an alumnus of the Attingham Summer School. Publications include The Corcoran Mansion (2010) and Caroline Harrison’s Music Room (2011) both White House History Journal and Ten Chimneys: Victorian Revival in Wisconsin Nineteenth-Century Journal (2011).

Historic Preservation Classes at Ten Chimneys

 

In collaboration with the University of Waukesha, Ten Chimneys Foundation's Director of Historic Preservation, Keith MacKay, will be leading two upcoming courses that will offer a deeper look into the history of historic house preservation and interior design. 

"This collaboration between Ten Chimneys and the University of Waukesha provides an exciting opportunity to share our collection with a wider audience - and provide behind the scenes access to those eager to learn more about decorative arts and the history of interior design."
-Director of Historic Preservation, Keith MacKay

History of the Historic House Museum: Preservation's Beginning 

Saturday, March 30th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn about the historic preservation movement, which began with historic house museums. The three centuries long story of the house museums such as Mount Vernon, Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright’s design with Edgar Kauffman) and Tenement building in New York City will be explored.  Learn about the earliest efforts to save places such as these, and the tasks needed to preserve these historic houses. Class will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys.

$59. An optional tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education online or call 262-521-5460.

History of Interior Design: The 20th Century

Saturday, April 27th ~ 10:00am-12:00pm

Receive an overview of the historical development of American interior design from the late 19th century until today. Focus on immigrant upholsterers, the legendary Lady Decorators who helped pioneer the field, as well as professionally trained designers and reality television stars. The class will also focus on the individuals who defined stylish living, including William Comfort Tiffany, Elsie de Wolf, Eero Saarinen, and Billy Baldwin. Class will be held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys.

$59. An optional tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education online or call 262-521-5460.

About Keith MacKay

Keith D. MacKay is responsible for the preservation and interpretation of Ten Chimneys. Previously, MacKay was the Assistant Director of Historic Savannah Foundation’s Davenport House Museum, where he participated in a site wide reinterpretation and collection focus redirection, and as a Research Assistant for the White House Historical Association. He has his MA in the History of Decorative Art from the Smithsonian + Corcoran School of Art. He received his BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota and is an alumnus of the Attingham Summer School. Publications include The Corcoran Mansion (2010) and Caroline Harrison’s Music Room (2011) both White House History Journal and Ten Chimneys: Victorian Revival in Wisconsin Nineteenth-Century Journal (2011).

What is Ten Chimneys?

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 with a progressive mission to serve the arts.

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