GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY814 West Washington StreetLewisburg, WV 24910 304-645-3398 NEWS RELEASE
Views, Variety, and Vision: The 2017 Greenbrier Historical Society Home Tour WeekendThe Greenbrier Historical Society has announced the schedule and venues for its 2017 Homes Tour weekend. This event is likely to be the most exciting one ever! The weekend of events begins on Friday, June 9 from 5-7 p.m. with the opening gala at the hilltop home of Angus Peyton. On Saturday June 10 from 10-5 p.m., the traditional tour of homes includes a great variety from private homes to the Presidents’ House Museum at The Greenbrier. On Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m. afternoon tea will be served in White Sulphur Springs at St. Thomas Episcopal Church after a tour of the historic sanctuary. Following the tea, Neely Seams, a local actor, will present a monologue about the life of Katherine Coleman Johnson, Medal of Freedom winner and White Sulphur native. Ms. Johnson is the subject of a recent book, “Hidden Figures” by Margot Shetterly and hit movie of the same name.Angus Peyton has created an “eyrie” on the mountain top surrounded by beautiful views, not only from the patios, but also from almost every window. He has named it “Glengarry” after the Virginia home of Lord Dunmore, the last British governor of Virginia, who was a friend of Peyton’s ancestor, Angus McDonald. This house is on the cutting edge and even includes a radio collar activated “dog door” at the side of the house. While thoroughly modern, unexpected touches of antique chests join a wide variety of art work to accent the walls and nooks. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the spacious patio while guests enjoy this magnificent house with its fantastic views. Tickets are available at the North House Museum and the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau in Lewisburg; City Hall in White Sulphur Springs and from GHS board members. Gala tickets are $60; tour tickets are $30; and tea tickets are $20. A special value weekend package of tickets to all three events is available for $100. While home tour tickets will be available at each house on the day of the tour, gala and tea tickets must be purchased by June 2. Please call 304-645-3398 for more information. The Greenbrier Historical Society thanks The Greenbrier Resort for helping to sponsor these events.Contact: Margaret Hambrick or Nick LaCasse 304-646-2439 304-645-3398Photo Caption: A view from the patio at “Glengarry”, the home of Angus Peyton.