An Update on Spring Programs

Due to local and federal public health cautions about COVID-19, The Royal Oak Foundation has canceled our scheduled national program of lectures and tours through April 2020.  

As of now, we are keeping May 2020 programs on our schedule. We will continue to monitor developments about the coronavirus, and keep you informed of further changes. In the meantime please check our website for updates. 

Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors

For the Spring 2020 season we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Individual & Corporate Support

We are grateful to loyal Royal Oak Foundation members for generously providing critical funding for lectures this season, including: Thomas and Patricia Bain, Virginia Brody, Pauline Brooks, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Ervin, Mr. Albert Messina and Mr. Ken Jennings, Diana J. Mackie, Dr. Quinn Peeper and Mr. Michael Harold, Mr. Stephen and Pamela Rearden, Ms. Lynne R. Pickens, The Stoddart Family, John and Phillis Warden, Robert and Roberta Young, Mr. William Lee Younger, and some Anonymous donors.

Thank you to FREEMAN’s for hosting and supporting our Spring 2020 garden lecture in Philadelphia. Our deep appreciation goes to Atlanta Decorative Arts Center for hosting our Atlanta lectures. We are indebted to the staff at Boscobel for assisting with our daytrip this Spring.

Advance Registration, Seating, and Dress Code

You must register in advance for all programs. Registrations will not be held without payment. No tickets will be issued. Your name will be on our guest list at the door when you check in. Your guests might be listed under your last name. There is a formal business attire dress code at some lecture venues (marked in individual listings). Incorrect attire may result in your being turned away at the door by the venue staff.

Fee & Refunds

The members’ price applies to members and co-sponsoring members only and does not apply to guests who are non-members. You must indicate your co-sponsoring affiliation at time of registration to receive the member price. No refunds will be made once you have registered for a lecture or program. Reservations for programs and tours are non-transferable.

How To Register


By Telephone: Please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Visit our website for updates.