Edward Thome, Lynnewood Hall Preservation Foundation Executive Director, to deliver public lecture in May

Edward Thome, Executive Director of the Lynnewood Hall Preservation Foundation Inc. (LHPF), will deliver a lecture on Thursday, May 9, from 7:30-9:00pm at Curtis Hall, 1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote.

This Annual Preservation Lecture is organized and hosted by the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission.

From the event’s description:

Although born in Philadelphia, Edward was raised in Central Pennsylvania and returned to the area in 2022. As a great lover of history, he believes it is one of the most important assets of society to be cherished, cultivated, and shared. He is a self-taught and ever-learning connoisseur and collector of antique furniture, books, decorative arts, and fine art. Architecture and art have been a lifelong passion and he spent many years studying his principal interest; Lynnewood Hall.

Having discovered Lynnewood Hall at just eleven years old, Edward was enthralled by the estate, its beauty, and history. At eighteen years old he pledged to do everything he could to save the home and has been diligently working ever since then to realize that vision.

Edward, along with several colleagues, two of which include LHPF’s own Angie Van Scyoc and Peter Oyloe, formed Lynnewood Hall Preservation Foundation in 2019 with the explicit purpose of raising the funds necessary to purchase the home and restore it. After several long and frustrating years, through the generosity of an angel donor, the vision has been realized and it is just the beginning of the largest residential architectural rebirth the United States has ever seen.

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