Architect Stanford White, a partner in the firm of McKim, Mead & White, had an enormous influence on architecture in Southampton and the US beginning in 1870 and ending with his death in 1907. His great-grandson Samuel G. White – architect, author and lecturer – will give a talk on “Box Hill,” Stanford White’s family home in St. James, Long Island. A lecture and reception will take place in the Music Room at Whitefield, a 16 acre estate on Hill Street designed by Stanford White between 1898 and 1907. Country Life Magazine in 1915 called “The Orchard,” as it was then known, one of twelve significant country houses in America. This lecture takes place on Thursday, August 15 at 5:00 pm and will be followed by a catered reception. This event benefits the Southampton Historical Museum, admission is $125 for members, $140 for non-members. To purchase a ticket call the Museum at 631 283-2494.