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August 2016

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Ten Chimneys: More Than a Great Museum

Imagine the glamour of American theatre in the 1920s – 1950s. The elegant costumes. The lighting that makes everyone attractive. The magic of being a part of the lives of the actors and actresses on stage. Getting caught up in the story as each intricate detail unfolds.

You can be transported back to this time and experience what it was like to live like a theatre legend when you visit Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot.

ten chimneys retreatTen Chimneys is the National Historic Landmark home of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Every summer and whenever they could, Lunt and Fontanne enjoyed life away from the hustle of Broadway and welcomed guests to relax and enjoy life at Ten Chimneys. The legacy their lives and their love of theatre are apparent throughout Ten Chimneys with each room carefully dressed as if it were a stage set.

Why should you plan to visit Ten Chimneys?
Ten Chimneys is a must-see for adults and teens:

  1. Ten Chimneys is a National Historic Landmark (it’s the only one in Waukesha County).
  2. You will learn about the lives of two Broadway legends and the guests they entertained.
  3. See remarkable, one-of-a-kind collections of art, furniture and architectural details.
  4. Tour whimsical buildings, outdoor spaces with beautiful gardens, and a breathtaking wooded setting.
  5. There are excellent programs year round. In August there are two great events:
    ♦  August 6 – All Access Day – from 9am-6pm where you can tour the estate, swim in the Lunts’ pool, enjoy a picnic by the cottage and listen to live music. Tickets are $50 per person.

    ♦  August 13Wine Tasting & Food Pairing event – with Ruben Moreno, former captain and sommelier at The French Laundry and now proprietor of Soil & Vine. Tickets are $100 per person.Call (262) 968-4110 to make a reservation for either event.

  6. If you are looking for a unique place to have a corporate event, wedding reception or private party, you will want to see and learn more about the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center.

When you go:

Ten Chimneys is located on S43 W31575 Depot Rd., in Genesee Depot (right off of Hwy 83).

Reservations are recommended for group tours and events. Call (262) 968-4110.

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