Editor’s Note: For those that don’t know, Americans can support the National Trust in England and gain free entry to all their properties by joining the Royal Oak Foundation. We joined a few months ago for our last trip and can’t wait to take advantage of it. We got in touch with them and they were kind enough to write this post telling Anglotopia Readers all about benefits of joining and offer you an exclusive discount you can use to join at a cheaper price.
Many of you are probably well aware of the National Trust – the conservation charity which protects historic places and green spaces in the UK. Their motto is “for ever, for everyone”, and their collection of over 25,000 buildings includes 100 museums, 200 mills, 60 pubs, 50 villages, 40 castles, 25 medieval barns, 12 lighthouses and 2 gold mines. But did you know, as an American who loves English culture, you can gain access to all of these properties of the National Trust by becoming a member of The Royal Oak Foundation?
Royal Oak was founded 40 years ago with the mission to inspire Americans to learn about, experience and support places of great historic and natural significance in the United Kingdom in partnership with the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. From the New York City office that is our home base, we work hard to provide membership benefits, offer a unique program of lectures and events, and raise money to fund special conservation projects at National Trust properties.
In addition to providing access to Trust properties in the UK, we offer a wide range of programs throughout the United States, in cities including: New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. These lectures focus on topics such as British art and architecture, fine & decorative arts, gardens, history, and conservation and historic preservation. We also host special events throughout the year, including our annual fundraiser, the Timeless Design Gala, honoring patrons of the arts and design fields, and the acclaimed Seeds For Thought garden lectures.
Royal Oak’s preservation projects range from the acquisition of important coastline, to restoring historic houses, to helping re-acquire works of art separated from their original properties. Royal Oak also sponsors selected Fellowships and Scholarships for Americans who wish to learn more about the National Trust and the rich heritage of Great Britain.
Anglotopia readers now have the chance to become members of The Royal Oak Foundation at a special rate – 20% off our usual membership dues! All you need to do is visit our website here: www.royal-oak.org/join and enter promotional code: Anglo2014.
You can also follow us on Twitter @AngloFiles and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/royaloakfoundation for updates on US/UK culture and events! We hope to see you at a Royal Oak lecture or National Trust property soon!