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Lecture: Harold Vanderbilt and the America’s Cup
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, son of William and Alva Vanderbilt of Marble House, is best known for successfully defending the America’s Cup three times (1930, 1934, and 1937). In this illustrated lecture, Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County, will share stories and images from Harold’s celebrated sailing career and explore Newport’s role in the history of the America’s Cup. Admission is free for Preservation Society members, $5 for the general public. Advance registration is required, please call (401) 847-1000 ext. 154, or register at www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar.
|Where||The Elms 367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Phone||(401) 847-1000 ext. 154|
More About The Elms
The Elms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Modeled after the mid-18th century French Chateau d'Asnieres, the home was completed in 1901 and reportedly cost $1.4 million to build.
The interior includes collections of Renaissance ceramics, 18th-century French and Venetian paintings and Oriental jades. The garden grounds include marble and bronze sculptures, trees, marble pavilions, fountains, a sunken garden, a carriage house and a garage.
The Preservation Society of Newport County purchased The Elms in 1962 to open the home to the public and it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.