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A Slice of Heaven: Country Houses of Norfolk
Tour Leader: Curt DiCamillo
June 6-12, 2021
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Next summer experience Norfolk, one of England’s best kept secrets, with American Ancestors! With its abundance of natural beauty, profound history, and awe-inspiring art and architecture, the best of East Anglia will be ours!
Accompanied by Curt DiCamillo and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish, we will have the opportunity to visit Houghton Hall and its sumptuous William Kent-designed interiors; Sennowe Park, a grand style Edwardian country house; Wolterton Park, an ancestral home of the Walpole family and one of the grand power houses of Norfolk; and Gunton Park, with its Robert Adam-designed church. Not to be missed will be an after-hours tour of Sandringham, the royal family’s country house, and a visit to Pensthrope Millennium Garden, considered one of the best places to see Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf’s work on a grand scale.
Our tour will feature luxurious accommodation at the secluded Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, set within a private Georgian manor, locally sourced cuisine, and a carefully paced itinerary. There is no better way to discover the special charms of Norfolk!
Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections, internationally recognized authority on English country houses and the decorative arts, joined NEHGS in February 2016 as our first Curator of Special Collections. A longtime member of NEHGS, Curt has led highly successful heritage tours for us to England and Scotland, lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, and taught classes on British culture and art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Curt was previously Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, where he successfully raised more than $7 million and initiated many innovative programs. As Curator of Special Collections at NEHGS, Curt provides strategic direction and expert guidance for organizing and exhibiting our extensive collection of family history-related artifacts and fine arts.
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