A Taste of France: PHS’s 1827 Society enjoys a day at Nemours

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The Nemours mansion and gardens

Eighteen members of PHS’s 1827 Society spent a lovely day at the Nemours Mansion and Garden in Wilmington, Delaware on October 1st.

1827 Society members enjoy the garden vista

At the estate, these upper-level PHS members received a tour of the newly restored mansion, home of Alfred I. du Pont (1864-35), which was recently returned to its early-20th century glory in a $39 million restoration.

The group was then given a van tour of the gardens and 300-acre grounds, culminating in a visit to the garage where Mr. and Mrs. du Pont kept a pristine collection of vintage automobiles, including a rare Rolls Royce.


Nemours' vintage luxury-automobile collection

The mansion was designed roughly one hundred years ago to evoke the architectural style of Versailles and other 18th century estates. Its name, Nemours, was derived from the ancestral du Pont home in France. The estate’s strong French theme through also brings to mind the upcoming 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, Springtime in Paris.

As part of the 1827 Society, these upper-level PHS members are invited to special tours, events, and behind-the-scenes activities all year long, and the Nemours trip was certainly one that will be long remembered. To become a member of the 1827 Society, click here to learn about benefits and how to join.

1827 Society Enjoy a Day at the Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Eighteen members of PHS’s 1827 Society spent a lovely day at the Nemours Mansion and Garden in Wilmington, Delaware on October 1st. These upper-level PHS members are invited to special parties, tours and events all year long, and the Nemours trip was certainly one that will be long remembered.

The mansion was designed roughly one hundred years ago to echo the architectural style of Versailles and other late-18th century estates, while its name—Nemours—was derived fro

1827 Society Enjoy a Day at the Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Eighteen members of PHS’s 1827 Society spent a lovely day at the Nemours Mansion and Garden in Wilmington, Delaware on October 1st. These upper-level PHS members are invited to special parties, tours and events all year long, and the Nemours trip was certainly one that will be long remembered.

The mansion was designed roughly one hundred years ago to echo the architectural style of Versailles and other late-18th century estates, while its name—Nemours—was derived from the ancestral du Pont home in France. The estate’s strong French theme through also brings to mind the upcoming 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, Springtime in Paris.

They received a tour of the newly restored mansion, home of Alfred I. du Pont (1864-35), which was recently returned to its early 20th century glory in a $39 million restoration. Then, the 1827 Society guests were given a van tour of the gardens and 300-acre grounds, culminating in a visit to the garage where Mr. and Mrs. du Pont kept a pristine collection of vintage automobiles, including a rare Rolls Royce.

If you want to join the fun as a member of the 1827 Society, click here for more information.

m the ancestral du Pont home in France. The estate’s strong French theme through also brings to mind the upcoming 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, Springtime in Paris.

They received a tour of the newly restored mansion, home of Alfred I. du Pont (1864-35), which was recently returned to its early 20th century glory in a $39 million restoration. Then, the 1827 Society guests were given a van tour of the gardens and 300-acre grounds, culminating in a visit to the garage where Mr. and Mrs. du Pont kept a pristine collection of vintage automobiles, including a rare Rolls Royce.

If you want to join the fun as a member of the 1827 Society, click here for more information.

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