First Friday Community Event
Apr 7th 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This First Friday, the Seward House Museum will be unveiling the completion of our library restoration! Join us to view the historically accurate wallpaper in the library, made locally by Adelphi Paper Hangings in Sharon Springs, NY. Adelphi Paper Hangings is a small, artisanal producer historically accurate block printed wallpapers for museums and historic institutions. To help ensure that the art and craft of traditional handmade wallpapers would survive, Adelphi established the only commercial production facility for block printing historic papers in the United States. The SHM chose the Wheatland Volute pattern for the library that dates to the mid-19th century. Period correct wallpaper has allowed the SHM's library to take on an even more accurate representation of one of the home's most important rooms, and provides a setting that the Sewards would no doubt recognize today. This project was made possible by a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation via the Osborne Memorial Association.
In addition to tours of the library, docents will be on hand in the parlor. Rhonda Zahn's work will be featured in out contemporary gift shop gallery space and complimentary refreshments will be provided.
This event is free and open to the public.