Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Floorcloths Have Arrived!

  Today at Kenmore, the long-awaited floorcloths for our Passage and Side Passage have finally arrived! Great! Fantastic! …but, what exactly is a floorcloth? In colonial America, floorcoverings like carpets or area rugs were incredibly expensive and extremely hard to … Continue reading

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What About the Kids?

With our focus on the bedchamber at Kenmore these days, our thoughts usually revolve around Betty’s world and her daily life.  But lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about a rather big aspect of Betty’s life in particular – … Continue reading

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Bedhangings Update: What Story to Tell?

As you may remember, several weeks ago the curatorial staff spent some time examining our Lewis bedstead (currently on display in the Chamber) for physical evidence that may show us what sort of bedhangings Fielding and Betty Lewis purchased for … Continue reading

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