The Design Show House, sponsored by the Kennebunkport Historical Society, is only a month and a half away! The Show House runs from June 23 – July 14 and is open to the public at $20 per ticket. This is a great opportunity to see the estate of a great historian and author, so if you’re in the area, be sure to visit!
In addition to taking in the beauty of Roberts’ estate and viewing the various design rooms of New England-area designers, KHS is putting on several events related to Kenneth Roberts (note that the locations for these events are not at Rocky Pastures). Below are the events as listed on the Design Show House website:
- Monday, June 25 – The Colony Hotel – Lunch and Learn – Featured speaker is Joyce Butler, historian, archivist/curator, and writer. The topic is “Kenneth Roberts: The Man.” Guests will look at the talents and colorful personality of one of America’s most loved writers of historical fiction. Butler will chronicle his life at rocky Pastures and tell anecdotes of his family and friends. This intimate portrait is sure to delight all. Tickets to the show house are included. $45 per person.
- Monday, July 2 – The Colony Hotel – Lunch and Learn – Featured speaker is Sandy Oliver, renowned food historian and writer. The topic is “Kenneth Roberts’ chapter on food in his book, Trending into Maine. This chapter unleashed a torrent of reader response that intiated the cookbook, Good Maine Food, authored by his neice and secretary, Marjorie Mosser. Tickets to the show house are included. $45 per person.
- Monday, July 9 – The Nonantum Resort – Lunch and Learn – Featured speaker is etiquette specialist Andrea Pastore. The topic is “Navigating a Place Setting.” Andrea will present ettiquette situations and thoughtful, fun and useful solutions. For more information about Andrea, visit http://etiquettesolutionsbyandrea.com/. Tickets to the show house are included. $45 per person.
I find Joyce Butler’s Lunch and Learn rather intriguing! If you have a chance to visit any of these events, feel free to let me know how they went and what you took away from these events.
Keep your eyes open for forthcoming posts on Rocky Pastures as we lead up to KHS’s Design Show House.