Historic Preservation Classes at Ten Chimneys

Two upcoming courses will offer a deeper look into the history of historic house preservation and interior design, with special emphasis on our own beloved Ten Chimneys. Each class (and included Estate Tour) will be led by Keith MacKay, Ten Chimneys’ Director of Historic Preservation. The classes will be offered in partnership with UW-Waukesha. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education at 262-521-5460.

Historic House Preservation

Join the historic preservation movement by exploring the history of house museums such as Mount Vernon, Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright’s design with Edgar Kauffman) and Tenement buildings in New York City. Led by Keith MacKay, the director of historic preservation at Ten Chimneys, discover and learn in one day about the earliest efforts to save places such as these, and the tasks needed to preserve these historic houses. Following this class step into the past with an option in-depth preservation focused tour of Ten Chimneys. Class is held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot, WI 53127. .2 CEU

Sat, March 10, 10:00am-12:00pm, $59
An included-but-optional Estate Tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class.

History of Interior Design: The 20th Century

Instructor, Keith MacKay, Director of Historic Preservation, Ten Chimneys
Be in style! Delve into the historical development of American interior design from the late 19th century until today. Led by Keith MacKay, the director of historic preservation, we will explore and focus on immigrant upholsterers, the legendary Lady Decorators who helped pioneered the field, as well as professionally trained designers and reality television stars who’ve had a hand in interior design. Discover the individuals who defined stylish living, including Elsie de Wolf, Eero Saarinen, and Billy Baldwin and join us for an option in-depth decorative arts-focused tour of Ten Chimneys. Class is held at Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot, WI 53127. .2 CEU

Sat, April 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, $59
An included-but-optional Estate Tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class.

Historic Preservation Classes at Ten Chimneys

Two upcoming courses will offer a deeper look into the history of historic house preservation and interior design, with special emphasis on our own beloved Ten Chimneys. Each class (and included Estate Tour) will be led by Keith MacKay, Ten Chimneys’ Director of Historic Preservation. The classes will be offered in partnership with UW-Waukesha. To register, contact UW-Waukesha Continuing Education at 262-521-5460.

Historic House Preservation

Join the historic preservation movement by exploring the history of house museums such as Mount Vernon, Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright’s design with Edgar Kauffman) and Tenement buildings in New York City. Led by Keith MacKay, the director of historic preservation at Ten Chimneys, discover and learn in one day about the earliest efforts to save places such as these, and the tasks needed to preserve these historic houses. Following this class step into the past with an option in-depth preservation focused tour of Ten Chimneys. Class is held at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot, WI 53127. .2 CEU

Sat, March 10, 10:00am-12:00pm, $59
An included-but-optional Estate Tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class.

History of Interior Design: The 20th Century

Instructor, Keith MacKay, Director of Historic Preservation, Ten Chimneys
Be in style! Delve into the historical development of American interior design from the late 19th century until today. Led by Keith MacKay, the director of historic preservation, we will explore and focus on immigrant upholsterers, the legendary Lady Decorators who helped pioneered the field, as well as professionally trained designers and reality television stars who’ve had a hand in interior design. Discover the individuals who defined stylish living, including Elsie de Wolf, Eero Saarinen, and Billy Baldwin and join us for an option in-depth decorative arts-focused tour of Ten Chimneys. Class is held at Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys, S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot, WI 53127. .2 CEU

Sat, April 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, $59
An included-but-optional Estate Tour led by Mr. MacKay will immediately follow the class.

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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Reservations: 262-968-4110
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PO Box 225, Genesee Depot 53127
S43 W31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot, WI 53127

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