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Splendor in Marblehead a Century After the Turners by Judy Anderson

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Date: November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables Series

In 1768, precisely one hundred years after the House of the Gables was built, craftsmen had likely completed the final decorative embellishments of a new mansion erected across the harbor in Marblehead. Exquisite carvings, mahogany paneling, and magnificent hand-painted murals gave the grand new residence an aura of splendor that would have rivaled most New England homes at that time, just as the Turners’ impressive dwelling would have a century earlier. Join former Lee Mansion curator Judy Anderson for an illustrated talk about the preservation of the splendid house and its hand painted wallpapers over two and a half centuries old. A book about those wall-coverings will be for sale after the talk.

Judy  Anderson is a social, cultural and architectural historian who  presents  illustrated  talks  about  18th-century Anglo-American  decorative  arts,  architecture,  and social history, with an emphasis on  Marblehead.  After  thirty years  in the museum field, she is now the  principal of an educational  non-profit, Marblehead Architecture Heritage, as well as  Marblehead Architecture & Heritage Tours.

Members of the House of the Seven Gables: Free

Non-members: $7.00

To reserve your spot for this lecture please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan at 978-744-0991 x104


November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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