Lecture: Harold Vanderbilt and the America’s Cup

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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.


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