Summer Lecture & Luncheon

The 2022 Summer Lecture & Luncheon took place on July 21 and featured interior designer and author Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, who presented a lecture entitled “Preserving our Heritage with Sympathetic Restoration of Historic Homes,” followed by a luncheon at Dune Restaurant.

Bringing a historic home into the 21st century presents a web of challenges to negotiate, balancing respect for the historic fabric of a home and the need for the amenities and technologies of modern life. This lecture will focus on the importance of preserving the heritage of historic homes for future generations, with a special look at the work of talented craftspeople who contribute to preservation.

A leading British interior designer, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill has taken on these challenges for countless historic projects in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Her work has also included restoration efforts at her family’s estate, Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire. For more information, visit

Blenheim Palace, courtesy of Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

Past lecturers Include:

  • 2021    Victoria Hagan
  • 2019    Paula Henderson
  • 2018    Gil Schafer
  • 2017    Brent Hull
  • 2016    Flynn Kuhnert and Hutton Wilkinson
  • 2015    Dr. Ann Johnson
  • 2014   Peter Pennoyer and Ann Walker
  • 2013   Gil Schafer
  • 2012   Marty Hylton
  • 2011   Sharon N. Lorenzo
  • 2010   Myrick Howard
  • 2009   Brian Pfeiffer
  • 2008   Howard Mansfield
  • 2007   Paul Goldberger

A highly anticipated, sold-out event, every year the NPT Summer Lecture & Luncheon features a leader from the fields of architecture, preservation, landscape design or interior design whose work contributes to the preservation of our shared historic heritage. Our lecture is followed by a leisurely luncheon in a lovely setting. Past locations have included the Great Harbor Yacht Club and the Chanticleer Restaurant in Sconset.

The Summer Lecture and Luncheon is a fundraising event, and as such, ticket purchases and leadership donations are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, or in the unlikely event of a cancellation, your donation becomes fully tax-deductible.

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