September 2014 eNews                              
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This Saturday, September 20, Plan to Attend Special Events at
Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore! See Below...
Carpet Measurements at Kenmore

Dining Room Carpet!

Refurnishing Historic Kenmore

 

Coming soon...the long-awaited installation of a magnificent reproduction floorcovering in the Dining Room—a wool Brussels-weave carpet fabricated in England on centuries-old looms! Fifth-generation carpet installer, Bob Gfroerer, recently visited Kenmore to take final measurements. Next steps include sewing the woven strips together by hand before returning to Kenmore to stretch and tack the fitted, red-tile pattern carpet with border in place. 

Additional details are forthcoming! Learn more on The Rooms at Kenmore, a blog written by Aldrich Curator Meghan Budinger, dedicated to the comprehensive refurnishing initiative, and follow the Foundation on Facebook.
Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm


Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm

Saturday, September 20 - 10:30 a.m.


Join archaeologist Mara Kaktins for a dynamic, one-hour tour that examines ways Native and Colonial Americans utilized plants in their daily lives and the role that plants play in interpreting archaeological landscapes. After the walk, explore Ferry Farm with the self-guided iPad tour, "Uncovering George Washington's Youth." Learn More...
Betty's goodbye to Kenmore

Betty's Goodbye to Kenmore

Saturday, September 20

Performances: 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., & 6:30 p.m.

Experience a live-theater production at Historic Kenmore! This dramatic presentation focuses on Betty Washington Lewis and the challenges she, her family, and the enslaved community face as Betty prepares to move from her beloved home after the Revolutionary War and her husband’s death. Learn More...
Home School Days at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

Upcoming Education Programs and
Special Events


September
23 - Home School Day at Ferry Farm

October
1 - Home School Day at Kenmore
5 - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm
18 - USO Dance at Kenmore

November
8 - Gingerbread House Construction Workshops

Learn More about 2014 Events and Programs
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