Thursday, July 24, 2014

Art and antiques of the Gilded Age

We had a wonderful lecture at Lakeside yesterday by Amelia Jeffers, co-owner of Garth's Auctions in Delaware on our theme of the week, the Gilded Age, art and antiques. We had visited Garth's on one of our trips with Conestoga (friends of the Ohio Historical Society--new name is Ohio History Connection) and also one of the mansions she used as an example, Stan Hywet in Akron. If you live in Ohio, both locations are wonderful half day or one day trips. Today at Lakeside is the home tour and craft show--many visitors. One of the open homes is a newly renovated cottage on our street. My husband is a host at one of the cottages for which he was the architect.

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