'HBO and the Gilded Age' focus of winter lecture Thursday night

Posted 1/25/23

This Thursday, Jan 26th kicks off The Preservation Society of Newport County's winter lecture series, which focuses on a wide range of topics, from television production to dressmaking to …

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'HBO and the Gilded Age' focus of winter lecture Thursday night

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This Thursday, Jan. 26, kicks off The Preservation Society of Newport County's winter lecture series, which focuses on a wide range of topics, from television production to dressmaking to cocktails to music. The series examines all aspects of the American Gilded Age, a period of great change and innovation that spans roughly 1870-1910 – a time when the grandest of the Preservation Society’s historic houses were built, including The Breakers, Marble House, The Elms and Rosecliff.

This week, get an insided look into popular historical drama “The Gilded Age.” Many scenes were filmed in the Newport Mansions and elsewhere in the City-by-the-Sea. But other historic sites also hosted the HBO production. A panel of representatives from three such institutions will discuss the show’s impact and what makes their places special: Laura Vookles, chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum; Emma Gencarelli, Film, Photography & Collections Coordinator at Lyndhurst, the Jay Gould mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y.; and Kathryn Sheehan, interim executive director of the Hart Cluett Museum in Troy, N.Y., and historian for Rensselaer County and Troy since 2006.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Marble House / Zoom

PRICING: In-person tickets are sold out; $10 per virtual ticket, click here: https://www.newportmansions.org/events/winter-gilded-age-lecture-series/

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