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Sketch of Monticello by Louis Voorhees

The High Point Historical Society is on a Roll! Please Join Us for Cruising with the Classics

October 27, 28, 29; Friday, Saturday, Sunday as we journey to Charlottesville and Montpelier, VA for a first class visit to the homes of three of our founding presidents. 
Sketch by Louis Voorhees

Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, PhD will be on board to enlighten us on the influence of the ancient civilizations of the Greeks and Romans and how they have influenced our Architecture, Government, Education, and Social Customs.

The Origins and Evolution of “Classical Style” within Antiquity
From the Capitol Building to the columns of Monticello, the classical ideals of balance and order pervade the aesthetics of the colonial America. In this lecture, I will discuss the origins of some of the most recognizable features of classical style – columns, domes, arches, obelisks – and how classical sites from Sicily to Carthage remodeled them to their own artistic and ideological tastes. We will also enjoy a few surprises in this historical retrospective – such as the fact that archaic temples could take 100 years to complete and that the famously white Parthenon was painted in bold reds and blues.

Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne

Accommodations include two-night stay at the Cavalier Inn on the stoic  UVA campus, deluxe hot buffet breakfast each morning, first class 56-passenger coach equipped with speaker system and rest room, snacks and water on board, farm to table buffet lunch at the Market at Grelen, special reception at the Silk Mill Grille, interesting sandwich and salad box lunch selection and cider tasting at Castle Hill Cider, Sunday brunch at historic Michie Tavern focusing on colonial fried chicken with all of the amenities including buttermilk biscuits and peach cobbler, brief time to visit Grist Mill General Store for 18th C. souvenirs of the trip.  Tour price is all inclusive except for Saturday night dinner on your own.

Coach leaves High Point Museum promptly at 7:31 am, Friday, October 27,
returns by 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 29.

$550 per person, per double room.  For single rooms, please add $145 supplement.
Registration for Historical Society members is open now with deposits due by ASAP.  Non-member registration is open with deposits due by August 15.  
Send your deposit check of $250 made payable to the High Point Historical Society to the High Point Museum, 1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point, NC 27262. Balance is due September 15.  Price based on 30 travelers.
Your check confirms your reservation. If cancelling, please find your own replacement. Advise if you require a special diet.  Bring walking shoes, rain or shine!

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