November 1Tuxedo Park Luncheon and Program

Wednesday, November 1 at 11:30  at the Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

Co-sponsored by the Northwest Bergen History Coalition anad the Historical Society of Rockland County

Tuxedo Park is a rural idyll forged out of the wilderness of the Ramapo Mountains in 1886 by wealthy tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard IV on the shores of Tuxedo Lake.  The park was built as a resort haven and sportsman’s paradise for blue blood society.  The gated  village was soon transformed by Lorillard into an exclusive suburb , the birthplace of the tuxedo jacket.  Many famous and fascinating people have made their homes in Tuxedo Park, from Gilded Age ames like William Waldorf Astor and Agustine Julliard, to early social ailblzers such as Emily Post and Dorothy Draper.  At the same tim, outside the gates, the Town of Tuxedo was formed, initially by the immigrants Lorilard hired to build the Park.  The story of the building of Tuxedo Park and the Town of Tuxedo will be presented y George Langberg, historian of the Town of Tuxedo.

The club will open at 11:30 for guest to enjoy the patio.  Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Directions will be e-mailed to you on receipt of your reservation form, attached to this e-mail.

For questions contact kayyeomans@optonline.net or call 201 327-2236

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