'Planting Fields: Gilded Age Estate of Long Island's Oyster Bay' Webinar
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If you recently got married and had a nice bit of change to spend, what would you spend it on? For William & Mai Coe in 1913, the answer was simple: purchase a 400-acre estate on Long Island's "Gold Coast," have the grounds designed by world-famous landscape architects, fill it with rare species of trees and plants, and then build a 65-room mansion for the cherry-on-top. Fortunately, it's still all preserved over a century later, and ready to be explored.
Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual exploration of Planting Fields , a sprawling Gilded Age estate in Oyster Bay built between 1918 and 1924 for insurance magnate William Robertson Coe, and his wife, Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe.
Led by docent Elizabeth Abrams, our unique experience around the historic 409-acre estate will include:
-The history and story of the Coe Family , from their accumulation of vast sums of wealth to the ambitious transformation of their grounds into a botanical marvel
-A discussion around the Planting Fields grounds (designed by Guy Lowell, A. Robeson Sargent, and the Olmsted Brothers Firm), teeming with historic formal gardens, greenhouses, and rare species of trees & plants
-A digital walkthrough of Coe Hall , a 65-room Tudor Revival mansion featuring evidence of Mai’s patronage of living artists including commissioned murals by American artists Robert Winthrop Chanler and Everett Shinn , ironwork by Samuel Yellin , and interior design by famed tastemaker Elsie De Wolf
- Rare archival photos by Mattie Edwards Hewitt that reveal the evolution of the buildings and gardens of the estate
Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Elizabeth — any and all questions about Planting Fields are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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"Extremely interesting talk on history, with historic and contemporary photos and details. Speaker very knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of info and details." -Fu Li
"Elizabeth was a good virtual tour guide, she was really sweet. On top of that, I’ve never been to the Coe Estate and it seems so gorgeous. I really want to go there in person now." -Amanda
"Wow...this was my third virtual tour and another great one! "Elizabeth" knowledgable and offered a great balance between history, family, architecture and art. Looking forward to taking tours in person post Covid!" -Lynn
"Elizabeth was charming, engaging, and happily shared her enthusiasm for the subject." -Lawrence
"Elizabeth was incredibly knowledgeable and funny!" -Ashley
"The presenter is engaging and funny. I loved the history and the old pictures." -Betsy
"With the combination of photos and video I felt like I was on an actual tour. The speaker was very engaging." -Karen
"Loved seeing indoors and outdoors, as well as old photos. The tour guide was fabulous." -Leslie
"I liked the enthusiasm of speaker. Interweaving of various aspects, architectural, interior design and art elements in and around the house, outbuildibgs, gardens, grounds and tree landscaping." -George
"I liked her very organized presentation and how much it shows that she loves the mansion and the gardens. And that the mansion has been so much put back together." -Karen
"The host, Elizabeth, was wonderful and engaging! Very interesting and fun!" -Kate
"Extremely well organized, well-presented, wonderful visuals of high quality." -Joelle
"I loved the pictures & the narrator seemed very knowledgable." -Lorraine
"Excellent speaker. Thank U NY Adventures for bringing these events to the public." -Jennifer
"Detailed house tour and background information on personalities Videos added to it another dimension to it." -Peter
"I enjoyed looking at the beautiful rooms. They had more window space than many other mansions. I also liked the paneling and the general decor." -Patricia
"The presenter was great, interesting subject, good pacing." -Judith
"The entire presentation was excellent." -Mardine
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