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
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