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History + Highballs: Roper House

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7 p.m. via Zoom

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Speaker: Grant S. Quertermous, Curator and Director of Collections, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

In his fourth lecture for History and Highballs, Grant Quertermous, curator and director of collections for Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), will focus on the 1838 Roper House, located on the High Battery in Charleston, South Carolina. Roper House was the first historic home that North Carolina native and CAHPT founder Richard Hampton Jenrette acquired and restored in 1968, making it his residence for the next 50 years.

Quertermous will share the many layers of history of this fascinating Charleston house, reflecting on the people who lived and labored there, its connection to a world-famous modern art collector, and the many well-known individuals who visited or stayed at Roper House during Jenrette’s ownership, including members of the British royal family.