The Story of Scotland’s Brodick Castle | Online Lecture
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA
in partnership with New England Historic Genealogical Society
Magnificence, Marriage, and Murder:
The Story of Scotland’s Brodick Castle
Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections
Friday, October 21st 2022
About the Lecture
The story of Brodick Castle is the story of a country, a family, and a time and place. Located on Scotland’s West Coast on the Isle of Arran, Brodick is breathtaking inside and out. The grand, red sandstone Scottish baronial style castle is dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell Mountain, with stunning views over Brodick Bay to the Firth of Clyde. Inside, the Castle is renowned for its impressive collection of period furniture, silverware, porcelain, paintings, and sporting trophies set in richly appointed rooms.
Magnificence, Marriage & Murder is a lecture that gives an inside view of a remarkable historical property and an outstanding decorative arts collection, which, due to its remote location, is rarely seen by the public. It also includes the still-unsolved 1889 murder in the park at Brodick, known as the Goatfell Murder. Join Curt DiCamillo for a lecture full of history, personalities, collecting, bling, and a bit of fun that is guaranteed to engage and entertain.
About Curt DiCamillo
Curt DiCamillo, NTSUSA Executive Director Emeritus, joined American Ancestors/NEHGS in February of 2016 as the organization’s first Curator of Special Collections, and is an internationally recognized authority on British historic houses and the decorative arts. As Curator of Special Collections, he provides strategic direction for organizing and exhibiting our extensive collection of fine art and family history-related artifacts, leads the Society’s Heritage Tours, and provides educational outreach through American Ancestors/NEHGS’s extensive webinar series.