|The Library on the main floor of the House will be closed until late June.|
Detail of the book cover “Artists at Continent’s End, The Monterey Peninsula’s Art Colony, 1875–1907” by Scott A. Shields. (Please see quote below under Our guests say it best…)
Historical journeys, garden explorations, architectural brilliance and interesting stories are just a few examples of what you will experience while attending one of our intriguing lectures, each complemented by a remarkable visual presentation. Well–known authors, horticulturists, history enthusiasts and other professionals share their knowledge and experience. Each presentation is followed by a reception during which guests mingle with each other as well as the presenter. In some cases, a book signing and sale will immediately follow. Spend a lovely afternoon experiencing something new at Filoli.
Our guests say it best…
Well–known authors, curators and historians share their knowledge and experience. Each lecture presentation is followed by a reception where guests mingle with each other as well as the presenter. In some cases, a book signing and sale will immediately follow. Spend an afternoon experiencing something new at Filoli.
The Story Behind the Pictures
Friday, May 17, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Join award–winning Photo Journalist Ray Scotty Morris on a visual journey and hear the fascinating stories behind each picture. How he kept Queen Elizabeth waiting, intriguing tales about Elizabeth Taylor and Sofia Loren, behind the scenes with American Presidents, he has photographed every President from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama (only missing George W. Bush), and his stories on the Clinton family are truly unique. He will share with the audience how the East German police tried to take his film when he photographed the building of the Berlin Wall, stories on the vatican, mother Teresa and many others. Scotty’s career spans more than sixty years, his work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and the top magazines world–wide including, Life, Time and Newsweek. For more than thirty years his pictures of the San Francisco social scene have appeared in many prominent publications. For many decades Scotty has been recording local, state and world history and will regale you with the stories behind each photograph. There will be a reception immediately following the presentation.
Fee for series: $25 members; $30 non–members.
Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Be reintroduced to the natural wonders and hidden historical treasures of the Sierra Morena, the forested mountains forming the spine of the San Francisco Peninsula from Big Basin’s majestic Sequoia sempervirens to the bubbling cascades and shaded glens of the Butano. Revisit the shady canyons of Tunitas and Purisma. Amazing trees, extraordinary giant ferns, delicate wild orchids — it’s all here, within a short drive of Filoli’s magnificent Garden and surrounding woodlands. Michael Svanevik will take you on a lavishly–illustrated personalized tour of these magnificent places.
Fee for series: $25 members; $35 non–members.