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APTNE - Saint Gaudens NHS and Windsor, VT

  • 22 Jun 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 139 Saint Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH
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Saint-Gaudens NHS

Windsor, Vermont

Friday, June 22nd, 2012
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.

  • Cost is $30 for members and $55 for non-members and includes admission to Saint-Gaudens, a Windsor Vermont Architectural Tour book, a box lunch picnic (outdoors weather permitting) and 3-4 AIA LU's (to be confirmed)

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Tour Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site with curator Henry Duffy, PhD, and Olga Hathaway. Henry will discuss the work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and the architecture of the site. Olga will discuss her recent engineering work on Aspet, the home of the renowned sculptor. Meet at the site 139 Saint Gaudens Road, Cornish, New Hampshire. See website for more information and directions.

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch at Blow-Me-Down Farm on the Connecticut River - this historic farmstead was the home of Charles Coatsworth Beaman, the founder of the Cornish Colony of Artists. Its buildings are awaiting significant restoration. The 50-acre site features 1,000 feet of frontage on the Connecticut River with dramatic views of Mount Ascutney and the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.
  • 1:00 - 1:30 Drive over the historic Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge to Windsor, Vermont- just 3 miles, park, and gather for a walking tour.
  • 1:30 - 3:00 Walking Tour of downtown Windsor with APTNE member Judy Hayward, executive director, Historic Windsor, Inc. and the Preservation Education Institute. Windsor is home to architectural wonders by Asher Benjamin, Ammi Burnham Young, Alexander Parris, and Henry Bacon.
  • 3:00+ Tour the American Precision Museum on your own or visit the Path of Life Sculpture Garden, Simon Pearce Glassworks and Pottery and the Harpoon Brewery in the See It Made Industrial Park.

Photo Credits:
top:  The garden at Saint-Gaudens NHS, Cornish, NH with a view of Mount Ascutney in Vermont by Judy L. Hayward.  
bottom: The garden and west porch of Aspet, home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudents, Saint-Gaudens NHS, Cornish, NH by Judy L. Hayward.  

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