An Explosion of Beauty

The Art, Architecture & Collections of British Country Houses, Part II

Online Class
February 9, 16 & 23
4:00 PM Eastern Time

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You can watch some of Curt’s past lectures, courtesy of YouTube and American Ancestors, by clicking on the links below.


Curt’s lectures are presented by
American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society

I've listened to dozens of webinars and lectures and want to applaud Curt as being one of the absolute BEST presenters I've experienced. He educates the listener, sets information in context, shares interesting anecdotes about the houses and the families who owned and/or lived in them, which makes the history come alive. Those of us lucky enough to subscribe to one of his seminars or tours are fortunate indeed.
Curt is a national—no, an INTERnational—treasure!
The sympathetic YouTube algorithmic gods came to my rescue when I discovered Curt's lecture on Robert Adam! Utterly, utterly fascinating with superb pictures! I can't wait to watch his other lectures.
I always enjoy Curt so much. His enthusiasm is infectious, and while the photos dazzle my eyes, his approach to the topic brings a smile to my lips.
Curt is an outstanding, dynamic, knowledgeable presenter. He could speak on Tang and it would be interesting. Please keep these lectures coming!
I can’t get enough of these online lectures. Please do more!
Curt is fabulous, as always. I can't wait to take his tours when travel becomes possible again.
Because I've enjoyed Curt's lectures so much, I've signed up for his three-part October series on British country houses. I can't wait...
Curt is an engaging, informative, and fun speaker. Possibly the best I've ever heard.
It is always a delight to share Curt's enthusiastic love for his work and his encyclopedic knowledge!
Curt is a gift beyond measure. The subject matter, coupled his his knowledge, confidence, presentational style, and humorous asides kept me enraptured. Thanks for making this sober day a delight.
What a joy to see all this beauty…..thank you, Curt, and your educated, elegant taste!
As a classicist, I often find history after 330 AD tedious. What a glorious discovery to find your programs and your approach to history. You combine the grainy details with the big picture ...never forgetting context. Also you are extremely funny. And, in addition, I love your cat!
Curt is a great presenter. The topic moves right along and is interesting all the way. I've attended other webinars where the speakers stumble and are just reading the material. Curt's webinars are the best!

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The English Country House: Center of the Universe

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

The Adam Family: The Scottish Architects Who Changed the World

The English Garden: Perfection on Earth

Past Lectures

Take a cruise through some of Curt’s past lectures on British art, history, and culture.

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