The East Hampton Historical Society Hosted Summer Lecture Luncheon with Landscape Architect Thomas L. Woltz: Dynamic Preservation Through Landscape Design


On Thursday, August 11, the East Hampton Historical Society invited landscape architect Thomas L. Woltz to be a guest speaker at their sixth annual Summer Lecture Luncheon, held at Maidstone Club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

A full-house was enthralled as Mr. Woltz presented Dynamic Preservation Through Landscape Design. Through several case studies, Mr. Woltz illustrated how a historically-based design approach can breathe new life into historic sites and cultural landscapes, revealing lost, forgotten and hidden narratives embedded in the land.

Marc Porter, Chairman of Christie’s Americas and sponsor of the event, moderated a Question-and-Answer session following the talk. Distinguished guests included: Tom Samet & Nathan Wold, David Netto, Scott Sanders, Marshall Watson, Debbie Druker (EHHS Event Chair), Mike Clifford (President of the Board of Trustees, EHHS), Hilary Osborn-Malecki (EHHS Board VP), Kate Brodsky, Kate Davis, Somers Farkas, Suzanne Johnson, Cheri Mowrey, Serena Boardman, Susan Dunlevy and Sharon Jacobs.

The Summer Lecture Luncheon was presented by Wilmington Trust, and made possible in part by the generous support of Christie’s, ELLE Décor, and Oscar de la Renta.  Proceeds from the program will benefit the Historical Society’s partnerships with local schools as well as the preservation of its world-class artifact collection.

*Photo Credit: Richard Lewin