Want to plan an event with us? We host wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate dinners, and family celebrations. Our Heritage Center, Hope Mansion Grounds and the King-Bazemore House Grounds are available to rent. Learn more.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

25th Annual Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lecture

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The 25th Annual Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lecture presents:

“Hope” Chests

A closer look at the blanket chests of the Roanoke River Basin

Hope Chest Photo for the 25th Annual Ives Lecture


The 2018 Ives Lecture will focus on blanket chests of the Roanoke River Basin. This year’s speaker is Historic Hope Foundation’s Volunteer Curator Andrew Ownbey. He will be examining locally made pieces dating from the first quarter of the 18th century up through the first quarter of the 19th century from the Hope collection as well as other private collections. Attendees will be able to see more than a dozen examples from cabinet makers working in the region, see early chests with local histories, and learn more about the styles and construction features of these important and useful pieces of furniture. Following the lecture and lunch, we invite attendees to walk through the Hope Mansion and King-Bazemore houses for a closer look at the Historic Hope collection with the Andrew as your tour guide. Registration is $40 per person which includes a buffet lunch. Please RSVP by phone 252-794-3140 or by email to Joe Cooper at revjcooper@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for supporting the Historic Hope Foundation.                                   

Lecture Schedule

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Registration and coffee at the Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center

10:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Andrew Ownbey’s Presentation

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm:  Buffet Lunch

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm:   Q&A session followed by walk through the Hope Mansion & King-Bazemore House

Click Here for a copy of the flyer to share:  2018 Elizabeth Stevenson Ives Lectures flyer


February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Tags:
Book Now