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
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