Joseph Gromacki, Chicago, IL
Joseph P. Gromacki
will tell us about his
house built in the first half of the 18th century, its collection of 17th and early 18th century American furniture and decorative arts, and the home's bucolic landscape.
home, Kelton House Farm
, is named for the family who built it in the upper Connecticut River Valley, near Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Joseph Gromacki received his bachelor's degree in history from Yale and law degree from the University of Virginia.
He is a senior partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions.
He chairs the firmwide corporate practice and serves on the firm's governing committee.
longstanding interest in historic preservation, and fine and decorative arts, is reflected, of course, by Kelton House Farm
He also serves as a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Layton Art Collection in Milwaukee, Historic Deerfield, and the Bidwell House Museum (initial structure built in 1750) in Monterey, Massachusetts.
Like us, Mr. Gromacki
is no stranger to museum support groups.
He also serves on the board of directors of the American Arts Society, a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as the National Trust Council, a support group for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.