Town & Gown members enjoy many events throughout the year including Lunch at the Forum, their popular series of five lectures presented each academic year by some of Chapman University’s outstanding faculty members, and several day trips to interesting locations and attractions in Southern California.
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Lunch at the Forum
Join us for a series of five lectures presented by some of Chapman University's outstanding faculty members.
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Town & Gown Fall Day Tour
The Annenberg Estate & Gardens
Rancho Mirage, CA
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.mImagine spending a wonderful day at Sunnylands- the winter home of former Ambassador Walter & Leonore Annenberg. Walk in the footsteps of presidents, royals and movie stars when you tour this historic 200 acre estate. In the mid-1960's, the Annenberg's hired Los Angeles architect A. Quincy Jones to create a 25,000 square foot midcentury modern residence. The famous pink roof was chosen by Leonore to match the sunset glow on nearby foothills. Her deep love of flowers and nature is reflected in the cactus & rose gardens. The golf course was a magnet for famous golfers including - Bob Hope, Richard Nixon and Frank Sinatra (who was married there.) The Annenberg's built an impressive art collection including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Andrew Wyeth, Chinese porcelain, Flora-Danica china and Steuben glass. The Estate is now a non-profit organization and is used for world-class conferences on various topics dear to the Annenberg's.
We will arrive in the morning by deluxe motor coach. Our day includes: an informational video, tour of the home & gardens via golf cart and an outdoor patio lunch overlooking the lush greenway. Our trip will be available online/mail shortly. As we travel home, we'll serve you a tasty dessert. Looking forward to seeing you! This exceptional excursion books up fast and will only take 35 people in a group tour. You won't want to miss this fabulous day!
The tour departs promptly at 9 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m. Meet at the First Christian Church parking lot located at 1130 E. Walnut, Orange, CA 92867.$110 per person, includes transportation, lunch, admission and all tips.
If you are interested in re-experiencing exciting past events or if you would like to learn more about what Town & Gown has to offer, we have a collection of links to videos of several recent Town & Gown events below:
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