2014 Season

The History of Buck Hill presented by J.R.Robbins


A History of Buck Hill Falls

A discussion with John Robbins

Buck Hill resident and Foxhowe Board President John Robbins takes the audience through the History of Buck Hills and surrounding area using a unique slideshow of early images and postcards.


From the Ashes, the Life and Times of Tick Hall, a documentary film written by Buck Hill Resident Jennifer Mittereder.


From The Ashes, the Life and Times of Tick Hall a documentary that chronicles the history, loss and rebuilding of the 125-year-old historic house known as Tick Hall. Destroyed by a fire in 1997 Tick Hall’s owners talk-show host Dick Cavett and his wife, actress Carrie Nye embarked on a three year journey to rebuild the home to its original splendor.

Tick Hall, one of the seven homes that were part of the Montauk Association and designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White in 1879. “The houses are among the first examples of a uniquely American ‘shingle-style’ architecture, and were host to many generations of New Yorkers looking for an escape from the pressures of city life.”

The history and majesty of Tick Hall and the surrounding area are told through old photographs and poignant interviews with the Cavettes, local historians and architects. The late 93 year old Barbara Tweed Estill shares stories about the generations of Tick Hall previous owners.

Heartmade: an Evening  with Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams

architects On July 14th Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams lecture “Heartmade” will discuss their studio’s commitment to the craft of architecture, relating to place and time, intensifying experience, and a profound respect for the maker and the making. 2013 winners of the American Institute of Architects firm of the year Williams and Tsien  work with institutions “that value aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty.” Several of their well-known works include: Phoenix Art Museum, LeFrak Center at Lakeside, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and the Barnes Foundation.

barnes foundation

The Barnes Foundation established in 1922  by Albert C. Barnes  to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes houses one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, with extensive works by Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso among others as well as American contemporary masters Glackens, Pendergast and Demuth. “Conceived as ‘a gallery in a garden and a garden in a gallery the new building honors the Merion facility and provides visitors with a personal and contemplative experience.”

To learn more about Tsien and Williams extraordinary studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZItWhKikL0

Viewing of the Documentary The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectation

phantom tollbooth docu

In anticipation of author Norton Justers’ talk on July 20 we will be screening The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations a documentary that celebrates and explores the friendship between Phantom Tollbooth author Norton Juster and Pulitzer-Prize winning artist Jules Feiffer. “The year was 1962 when Juster and Feiffer, two young unknown artists with no intention of writing a children’s book, came together in a rundown duplex in Brooklyn Heights to create what has been called the “Alice of Wonderland of our time.’ 

Preview a clip of the movie, narrated by actor David Hyde Pierce here:



Talk by Norton Juster, Author of “The Phantom Toll Booth”

Buck Hill Falls Tennis Tea

Mountain Film Festival with  Tom Widing

mountain1A wonderful combination of different short films that reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits from mountain sports to mountain culture and the environment. Whether you are n experienced mountaineer or an armchair adventurer, come find inspiration in these mountain experiences, ideas and visions.

Tour of The Weiler Corporation

Wednesday August 13th 1-3pm

Foxhowe members will be given a behind the scenes tour of one of Barrett Townships most well known and historic businesses. For four generations the Weiler family has been manufacturing a high quality line of power brushes, abrasives and other commercial products.  In 1944, Karl E Weiler, a German imigrant and Master Brush maker founded the Weiler Brush Company in a transformed chicken coop on Long Island, New York. In 1957 the business and operation was moved to Cresco, PA. Under the leadership of its fourth generation president Chris Weiler, the company continues to grow while maintaining the original mission “ to help our customers and business partners achieve a competitive advantage in the global market by providing the right, performance-based solutions to meet end-users’ surface conditioning needs. With Weiler Performance Counts!”

More information: http://www.weilercorp.com


Sunday August 17 5:30 drinks, 6 talk, Buck Hill Falls Tennis Tea

Morrone at NACFrancis Morrone will discuss the evolution of urban landscape–the intersection of urban design and landscape architecture–to show how it both reflects and affects the way we understand and use cities. Using New York City as his model, he will explain the five historical phases of urban landscape, from Central Park to the High Line, in a lavishly illustrated presentation based on his recent book “Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes” (W.W. Norton). An understanding of urban landscape will forever change the way to see the cities around you.

Francis Morrone is an architectural historian and writer, and the author of eleven books, including architectural guides to Philadelphia, New York City, and Brooklyn, and, with Henry Hope Reed, “The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building” (W.W. Norton, 2011). He was for six and a half years a columnist for the New York Sun, and his writing appears in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the New Criterion. He is the recipient of New York University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, and of the Arthue Ross Award of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and was named in 2011 by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the 13 best tour guides in the world.

Sunday August 31, 5:30pm

Foxhowe end of summer picnic and music at Metzgars farm.

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