A Private Tour and Reception with Henry Joyce, Executive Director of Planting Fields Foundation
DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM
Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Reservations are required:
$40 Members & Young Preservationists (Under 30)
BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE, or call us at 631-692-4664.
Once the country estate of William Robertson Coe and his wife, Mai Rogers Coe, Coe Hall is an architectural treasure that survives today through a decades-long partnership between New York State Parks and the not-for-profit Planting Fields Foundation. It is nestled within a 409-acre park-like setting designed by the Olmsted Brothers and was built between 1919 and 1921 in the medieval revival style to the designs of Walker & Gillette. In recent years, Planting Fields Foundation has been working to refurnish and interpret new rooms and restore decorative murals. With insights provided by Mr. Joyce, our tour provides an exciting opportunity to get an insider’s look at the preservation work taking place at Coe Hall, including the ongoing restoration of the Buffalo Room murals painted by Robert Chanler and the recently acquired Huguette Clark furniture that now adorns the Gallery.
Prior to joining Planting Fields Foundation, Henry B. Joyce was Chief Curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, Curator of the Duke of Bedford’s Collection at Woburn Abbey in England, and Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Parsons School of Design Graduate Program in the History of Design.