Fall Programs for Adults

Letterpress Printing Workshop at Shelburne Museum

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Session One: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Session Two: 4 – 6:30 p.m.

$35 members or Shelburne Museum and AIGA, $40 public.

Join us for a letterpress printing workshop September 23 at the Ben Lane Print Shop. It’s hands on. We’ll be writing a renga (a collective poem), setting it in metal type, and printing it on our Vandercook press. Everyone sets, everyone prints; everyone gets their hands dirty. Also a discussion and exploration of our metal and wood type and how it was/is used. Two 2 ½ hour classes offered: 1-3:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. (choose one). Space is limited. Registration required. Call (802) 985-0902 or e-mail kmccray@shelburnemuseum.org

Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today’s Vermont

2 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2014

Free with Museum admission.

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Historian and author Howard Coffin discusses his statewide research project that uncovered the lasting impact of the Civil War on Vermont’s communities. A Q&A session and book signing follows his presentation.

Narratives of Manners and Style: The Houses of Cross & Cross

2 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014

Free with Museum admission.

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Join architectural historian Anne Walker, co-author of the new book New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross with architect Peter Pennoyer, for a look at two of the early 1900s’ most important, but largely forgotten architects. Brothers John and Eliot Cross counted the country’s richest and most influential figures among their clients, yet they tended to gravitate toward an unpretentious luxury—a polite and historically embedded expression of their wealth. They designed several magnificent Colonial Revival houses in New York as well as country houses in fashionable areas such as Long Island’s North Shore and East End, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Far Hills, New Jersey. Most notably, they designed J. Watson and Electra Havemeyer Webb’s Brick House in Shelburne, VT (now part of the Shelburne Museum), Chestertown House in Southampton for H. F. du Pont (founder of the Winterthur Museum) and the childhood home of famed decorator Sister Parish in Far Hills, NJ. Walker will share gorgeous photos of these homes and insight into the people who lived there and the influences the Cross brothers’ used while designing each property.

Tour of Two Great Country Houses: The Brick House and Shelburne House

1–4 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014

$35 Members; $40 public.

Tour meets at Shelburne Farms Visitor Center.

Discover the relationship between two generations of American country houses on this special in-depth tour of the Brick House—the Colonial Revival home of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb; and Shelburne House (the Inn at Shelburne Farms)—the Gilded Age house of her in-laws, Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Tour is also being offered Saturday, October 4th. Space is limited. Registration required. Reservations must be made in advance of the desired tour date. Call (802) 985-0902 or e-mail kmccray@shelburnemuseum.org

Afternoon Reading & Q&A with author Rachel Urquhart

2 p.m., Sunday, November 2, 2014

Free with Museum admission.

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Author Rachel Urquhart reads highlights from her latest novel, The Visionist, discusses her inspirations for creating this work of Shaker historical fiction, and shares her favorite experiences from working on this project. A Q&A session and book signing follows her presentation.

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Shelburne, VT 05482