2019 Membership Picnic

Thursday, October 24 5:00 PM

Chinquapin Plantation


Join us as we celebrate you, the members who make preservation a reality in Thomas County. Enjoy a gourmet Mediterranean-inspired dinner by Southern Bleu, cocktails, and live music while taking in the sights at Chinquapin Plantation


Tickets are $75 per person and are partially tax-deductible.

Chinquapin Plantation

Built in 1910 by John D. Archbold, director and treasurer of Standard Oil, as a winter residence, Chinquapin Plantation has long maintained its stately presence among Thomas County's greatest architectural treasures. This Mediterranean Revival villa, with formal gardens at front, is distinct unto itself.

Chinquapin gained new prominence when the "Walt Disney of Europe," Rolf P. Kauka, tokk ownership in 1983. With his wife, Alexandra, the Kaukas began renovating and restoring the plantation– look up and see the weathervanes based on his popular characters, Lupo and Bussi.

Over the years the plantation has seen changes to the property. However, the new owners are keen to sensitively rehabilitate the house and grounds.