Programs in January 2022

December 21, 2021

Connect with National Trust Historic Sites from across the country with a selection of in-person and virtual events, exhibitions, and opportunities in January 2022.

Featured Virtual Events

The Glass House
Amanda Levete and Sonia Contera
Streaming now through January 15, 2022

Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete speaks with scientist Sonia Contera about ideas for reconciling nature and technology. Levete and Contera are collaborating on a research project that re-thinks how to use nature’s strategies in trees to grow the materials of the future.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York in Yiddish Song
Thursday, January 20 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. ET
Free to view on YouTube Live; donation suggested

The Tenement Museum, with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, hosts the first-ever concert streamed live from inside historic 97 Orchard Street. Come explore New York City in the Yiddish imagination with musical performances from inside the recreated 1890s parlor of the Levine family, immigrants from Eastern Europe. Since the earliest days of Jewish immigration to the United States, the “Golden Land” beckoned to the Jewish masses of Eastern Europe as a land of freedom and opportunity, and these ideas quickly made their way into Yiddish songs. This concert will range from Sholem Aleichem’s 1892 lullaby which calls America a “Garden of Eden” for Jews, to songs about the realities of immigration, labor, and crime in turn-of-the-century New York City. The premiere of Pulitzer Prize-finalist Alex Weiser’s newly expanded song cycle in a dark blue night will round out the program.

The Edith Farnsworth House
Virtual Architea: Modern Architecture, Preservation & Stewardship with Peter and Hayat Palumbo
Sunday, January 23 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. CT
$10 per person; registration required

Join Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor of Professor of Architectural History and Cultural Heritage at Illinois Institute of Technology, and Scott Mehaffey, Edith Farnsworth House Executive Director and Curator, in conversation with Baron Peter Palumbo, second owner of the Edith Farnsworth House (1971-2003), and Baroness Hayat Palumbo. The couple will engage in a lively discussion about the stewardship of architecturally significant heritage properties from the 1970s to the present including Mies van der Rohe’s Edith Farnsworth House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob, and Le Corbusier’s Maissons Jaoul.

Other Virtual Events

Drayton Hall
Drayton Hall Webinar: Small Finds in Archaeology at Drayton Hall
Thursday, January 13 from 5–6 p.m. ET
Donate What You Can; advance registration required

Virtual Book Club: Drayton Hall: A Place and its People with Author George McDaniel
Thursday, January 27 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. ET
Donate What You Can; advance registration required

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Virtual Book Talk: The Topography of Wellness
Tuesday, January 11 from 7–8 p.m. ET
Donation Suggested

Virtual Book Talk: DIY of the Lower East Side
Tuesday, January 25 from 7–8 p.m. ET
Donation Suggested

Constitution 101: Beau Breslin—“A Constitution for the Living”
Sunday, January 16 at 5 p.m. ET
Free to attend; registration required

Onsite Events

Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina
Candlelight Tours
Saturday, January 15 from 6–7 p.m. ET
$45; advance registration required

Archaeology of the Enslaved of Drayton Hall with Luke Pecoraro
Saturday, January 22 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. ET
$45; advance registration required

Edith Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois
Quiet Season Winter Tours
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning January 14 at 11:00 a.m. CT and 1:00 p.m. CT
$25 per ticket; $12.50 for members of the military

All National Trust Historic Sites are open! We encourage you to check directly with each site for up-to-date information on available activities, ticketing, and guidelines if you are planning a visit.

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