Tartan Tales: Stories from Historic Scottish Houses
Friday, April 16, 4:00 – 5:15 PM EDT
From the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace in Croatia to Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast, historian and raconteur Curt DiCamillo leads a romping, fascinating tour through Scottish history using architecture and great houses as his guide. With “appearances” by master architect and Scotsman Robert Adam, Dwight Eisenhower, Rudolf Hess, Macbeth, the Roman Pantheon, and Rugby School, among others, this wide-ranging lecture paints a rich story of Scotland that leaves you breathless. Kidnappings, bloody battles, and cannibalism – these, together with glittering silver, timeless portraits, and some of the world’s finest Chippendale furniture, all play parts in this fast-paced and unique compilation of Scottish history. Only Scotland could offer such a tale!