Latrobe Chapter Summer Picnic

posted May 31, 2017, 3:00 PM by Bill Marzella   [ updated Jun 15, 2017, 1:51 PM ]
Saturday, June 17th
Summer picnic and tours of the Historic Clermont Farm in Berryville, VA! 

The Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, in partnership with the Washington, DC Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, will host a summer picnic and tour at the Clermont Farm in Berryville, Virginia. Clermont Farm, a 360-acre working cattle and sheep farm, is a site dedicated to research and training in history, historic preservation, and agriculture. A gift to the people of Virginia by Elizabeth Rust Williams in 2004, the site is owned by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and operated by the Clermont Foundation.  Clermont is architecturally significant as a well-preserved agricultural complex of buildings
ranging in date from about 1770 to the mid-twentieth century. The farm’s original main dwelling, a frame one-and-a-half-story house, probably built around 1770, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Clarke County. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the ongoing restoration of the 1823 log slave dwelling. Visit for additional information on the site.

We will also be having a picnic at the barn between our morning and afternoon tours! APT and SAH members are invited to bring their families and join us for this fun event. The agenda follows*:

10 a.m. Guests arrive, parking along the driveway, and gather at the barn.
10:15 a.m.- First tour (1917 Barn, 1849 Corn House, and 1857 Spring House Dairy)
12:00 p.m.- Lunch
1:30 p.m.- Second tour (1823 Slave Dwelling, 1777+ Main House, 1803 Smoke House)

*Exact tour locations and timing may be subject to change at the discretion of Clermont Farm staff.

Registration Information

Please follow this link to register through the APT-DC website.

Ticket (covers cost of catered lunch):
Adults and Kids over 12:    $10 per person
Kids 12 and under:                Free                  

Registration closes June 14th.  Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, June 16!

Directions and Carpool

Address (for GPS):
801 E. Main Street
Berryville, VA  22611 

Additional directions, courtesy of the Clermont Foundation, are attached.

Are you planning to attend the whole event? Are you able to offer a ride (appx. 1 1/2 hrs. from D.C.)? Or are you looking for a ride? John Sandor will be coordinating carpooling for the event. We'd like everyone who wants to attend to be able to do so, please be a peach and offer a seat!
Bill Marzella,
May 31, 2017, 3:03 PM