Friday, July 12, 2019
6:00 pm

At Home with the Wiborgs:

The Family and their Fabled Estate


with Anne Surchin, R.A.
and Daniel Cohen, Researcher, East Hampton Historical Society
Introduction by Laura Donnelly, Great Granddaughter of Frank and Adeline Wiborg


Hosted by Chip Rae


In the early decades of the 20th century, no summer colony cottage loomed larger on the East Hampton horizon than the Dunes, Frank Wiborg’s now lost and forgotten estate. Architect and writer Anne Surchin traces the history of the 82-acre property, and Daniel Cohen reveals his original research on the family and their summer home, pulled from the attic of the old chauffeur’s quarters days before its demolition in 2012.


Anne Surchin  |  Anne is an East End architect specializing in new residences, renovations/additions, historically correct restorations, and preservation consulting. She has been a practicing architect on the North and South Forks for over 30 years. Anne is Vice Chair of the Southold Historic Preservation Commission, the co-author of two editions of  “Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930” with Gary Lawrance, and the architecture critic for the Southampton Press.


Daniel Cohen  |  After graduating from Columbia Law School, Dan devoted himself to a career in public service; first in housing and then in health. After retiring as Deputy Counsel/Acting General Counsel for the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, he and his wife moved full time to their weekend home in East Hampton. He serves as the President of the Settlers Landing Property Owners Assoc., co-chairs the East Hampton/Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee, and worked with the Peconic division of Habitat for Humanity, and on the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society.



    generously underwritten by

      Judith Hope Twomey