Centennial Lecture Series Continues……
“This Grand Ole House: Blueprints to Preservation”
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Guided Tours: 3:30 pm or 4:30 pm
Visitors can take a one-hour tour after-hours and explore the House with a trained docent. They will be able to see first-hand where projects have taken place, discover points of interest and learn about the history that goes with them. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.*
Reception: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
There will be a reception in the Visitor and Education Center of appetizers and a glass of wine before the lecture. Visitors can view the current art exhibit, “Valley of the Hearts Delight”, stroll the Garden or take a guided or self-guided walk in the House, but food and drink are not allowed in the House. Reception reservations are included with the lecture registration.
Lecture: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenters: Greg Mellburg, Ted Cardoza and Dave Herington
Construction of the House began in 1915 at the direction of the original owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bourn. This two-part insightful and informative lecture will take visitors on a journey through time. From architectural design influences and engineering innovations at the turn of the century, to the constructions methods used, visitors will discover how the grand House at Filoli was originally built and later added onto by its second owners, Mr. and Mrs. Roth. The presenters will discuss accounts of repairs and projects taken on after Filoli became a National Trust for Historic Preservation Property, such as: the post-1989 earthquake retrofitting, what it took to film movies in the House, removal of the Bourn and Bird porches, ceiling replacements and much more. To compliment this lecture, comparisons with other grand peninsula estates will also be explored. There will be a question and answer session immediately following the lecture. Pre-registration is highly recommended; walk-ins will be taken as space permits.
Reception and Lecture Only: $25 members; $35 non-members. Non-member fee includes same-day admission to Filoli. The House will remain open for self-guided tours until 5:30 pm. The Garden will remain open until 6:30 pm.
*Reception, Lecture and Guided Tour: $35 members; $45 non-members