Friday, July 11, 2008

Preserving the Past for the Future

Richard Hampton Jenrette, after working on Wall Street, has dedicated much of his time to buying and restoring historic homes. He has recently gone public with the restoration work through the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. There are six homes featured on the Trust’s website,

The restoration and preservation of these and other historic homes is important in preserving our country’s history and background. The interests and culture of a time period can be revealed through the furniture, design, artwork and architecture of a home. Five of the six homes are dispersed along the East Coast, from New York to St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands. Tour pricings and times vary from time to time, so be sure to check the website for exact information.

I encourage you to check out the website to learn about Jenrette’s historical homes, support the preservation trust, and explore some publications (including some of Jenrette’s writing) about these homes and historic home preservation. Preserving and caring for our past is essential for keeping our history alive and can often provide great inspiration for the future.