Prestwould: Gracious Living on the American Frontier, 1790-1830
On October 1, 2009, Julian Hudson delivered a lecture entitled “Prestwould: Gracious Living on the American Frontier, 1790-1830.”
Prestwould Plantation, built at the end of the eighteenth century in a post-revolutionary Georgian style, is located on the bluffs above the Roanoke River near Clarksville, Virginia. Dr. Julian Hudson, the executive director of the Prestwould Foundation, has overseen the restoration of this historic property by leading preservation specialists. His lecture illustrates the material culture represented by Prestwould, beginning with Sir Peyton and Lady Jean Skipwith and extending down four subsequent generations.