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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Eleanor Jay Iselin’s Travel Diary. Check back for a new video each…

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Maria Jay Banyer’s Pressed Flower Collection. Check back for a new video…

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our Lafayette print. Check back for a new video each week!

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our Gilbert Horton Broadside. Check back for a new video each week!

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on the portrait of Stephen Peloquin in the collection of the Homestead. Check…

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on fans in the collection of the Homestead. Check back for a new…

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at this object, can you guess what material it is made of? What shapes do you see when you look at this artifact? What do you think this artifact was used for?…

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at these objects, can you guess what material they are made of? What shapes do you see when you look at these objects? One of these objects may look familiar. How do…

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Engraving of The Death of General Montgomery at the Battle of Quebec, 1775 1798 Engraving -Paper, engravers ink. Frame wood with gilded plaster relief Engraved by “I.G. Müller” (Johann Gotthard Von Müller), from the Original by John Trumbull (1756-1843) JJ1958.414 This engraving was part of a series of eight that Trumbull had made depicting different…

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at this object, can you guess what materials it is made of? What do you think this object was used for? Do we use any objects like this today?   Yesterday’s Mystery…

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on historic wallpapers at the Homestead. Check back for a new video each…

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Cradle c. 1820 American (New York) Mahogany or walnut, pine bottom JJ.1964.169 This early 19th century hooded cradle is made from either mahogany or walnut wood and appears to have its original finish. It also has an unfinished pine plank bottom, which may have been done later on to replace the original, as this plank…

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at this object, can you guess what materials it is made of? Do you think this object would be used in a house? What do you think this object was used for?…

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at this object, can you guess what material it is made of? What do you think this object was used for? There is a pole coming from the top of this object….

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Be an Object Detective – can you guess what today’s Mystery Object is? Here are some questions to answer about the object: Looking at this object, can you guess what material it is made of? What do you think this object was used for? Do we use any objects like this today?   Yesterday’s Mystery…