The annual Newport Architectural Forum, on June 2nd will once again hosted by the International Tennis Hall of Fame, this year around the topic of "Newport’s Colonial Architectural Heritage.” This one-day symposium will include lectures by scholars, lunch and visits to nine of the important structures that play such a central part in the evolution of architecture in America during the Colonial Era.
Lectures will be delivered in the assembly chambers of the Colony House, where legislators conducted official state business for more than 150 years. These lectures will include “Newport’s Place in Colonial American Architecture,” “The Newport Tower — An American Colonial Monument” and “Adventures in Restoring Colonial Architecture.” There will be a lunch served, followed by tours of colonial buildings in Washington Square, Historic Hill and the Touro Park area. The day will conclude with drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a Colonial Era mansion.
Tickets for the day of lectures, lunch, tours and the cocktail reception are $65 ($50 for Architectural Forum Members). Because of space limitations, tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis, with preference to Architectural Forum members. To reserve your spot, email . Payment must be received by May 22, after which names will be taken off the waiting list.