I am very excited to tell you about something I am planning with a small group of friends ~ fellow curatorial types and historic house enthusiasts. We are putting together a spring tour of historic houses in the Washington - Maryland - Virginia area. Beginning in March, and going through June, we are hoping to visit 2 to 3 houses per month, including Gunston Hall (see above), Stratford Hall, Woodlawn Plantataion and the Pope-Leighey House, among others (I want to save some surprises). It will be an extravaganza of wonderful architecture, furniture, wallpaper, textiles, and gardens. I am planning to feature all of the trips on my blog, so stay tuned!