Grey Towers to feature programs on design, preservation, lace art, and more

Milford. Self-guided tours of the property, a bit of jazz, and art will also be available.

| 10 Jul 2024 | 10:26

Grey Towers recently announced some thought-provoking and entertaining program coming this Sunday, July 14.

Beginning at noon, bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Grey Towers grounds. Self-guided tours of Grey Towers mansion are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. at a discounted rate of $5.

That same day, a special ticketed event will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. titled “A Meaning of Place: What does your Home Say About You?” This discussion and walk are hosted by Edgar Brannon, former director of Grey Towers. It will highlight how preservation, design and individuality can have a significant influence on how you enjoy your home. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for GTHA members and can be purchased in advance at

Beginning at 2 p.m. you can be mesmerized by the Lost Art Lacers of Northern New Jersey. Members will be designing intricate patterns using this historic craft. Lacemaking was a passion of Gifford’s mother, Mary Eno Pinchot. Additionally, Julia Healey’s Art in the Tent will feature activities for kids of all ages.

From 3 to 6 p.m. enjoy listening to the jazz music of the fabulous Amy London and the Royal Bopsters. This free concert, located at the Amphitheater of Grey Towers, is part of the Milford Jazz Festival and is made possible by the generosity of Selective Insurance. In the grand Grey Towers tradition of honoring the arts, there will also be a nature-themed poetry reading performed by the American Readers Theater around 4:30 p.m.

It will be a fun-packed day of learning, entertainment and adventure!