Wilton Symposium

The Colonial Revival Revisited 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00AM to 4:30 PM

Join Wilton House Museum on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for a day long symposium. Scholars from across the country will gather to explore expressions of the Colonial Revival in the early twentieth-century South, in city planning, architecture, interiors, and furniture.

Featuring keynote speaker Tom Savage , Director of External Affairs, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

Check-in begins at 9 am.

Early bird tickets ($60) on sale from July 1 – July 31.

Full price tickets ($85) on sale from August 1 – October 5th.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite.



9:00 Registration & Coffee

Welcome & Morning Moderator

Nancy Holcomb, Chair, Wilton House Museum Board


9:30 Wilton: 1894, 1934 & 2034

Keith D MacKay, Executive Director


10:30 Maintaining A Proud Heritage: Richmond’s Colonial Revival Architecture

Calder Loth, Architectural Historian

11:30 Historical Identity Issues: George Bigelow Rogers and The Colonial Revival in Mobile

Cartledge W. Blackwell, III Curator, Mobile Carnival Museum

12:30 Lunch

Welcome & Afternoon Moderator

          Katie Watkins, Director of Education

2:00 Reproductions and the Southern Colonial Revival

Erica Lome PhD Candidate, University of Delaware 

3:00 From Williamsburg to Winterthur: Thomas Waterman and the Colonial Revival

Tom Savage Director of External Affairs, Winterthur Museum

4:30 Optional Museum Tours