Tag Archives: Life

Welcome Back!

The Spring 2016 season has begun here at Kenmore, and as is our custom, I’m welcoming our readers back to this blog after our annual winter break with an update on new additions to the rooms. When last we spoke, … Continue reading

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Personal Effects

Another batch of objects has been added to Fielding’s Office, this time with a decidedly personal theme.  While the Chamber is accessorized with a mix of small objects that either belonged to Betty Lewis or illustrate an aspect of her … Continue reading

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A Cup for the Road!

The time has come in our work on the Office to start bringing in the little details, the accessories of daily life.  There will be quite a few such things in this room, and they all will require some explanation.  … Continue reading

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The Linen Closet

I have spent some time in the last week investigating one of my favorite spaces in Kenmore – the closets.  Specifically, I’ve been looking into the contents of the “black walnut press” listed among the furnishings of the Small Room … Continue reading

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New Acquisition!

Thanks to the generosity of a kind donor, the Foundation has acquired a new piece for the refurnishing of Fielding Lewis’s office. It is a campaign or “camp” desk, probably made in Maryland and dating to approximately 1775. The desk … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines

One of the most involved projects that we will be undertaking in the refurnishing of the Small Room is the effort to reconstruct Fielding Lewis’s library.  A list of titles appears at the beginning of the 1781 probate inventory.  All … Continue reading

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Unveiling the Drawing Room!

This week we took some time to take formal photographs of the completed Drawing Room.  The portraits are hung on the walls, furnishings have returned from conservation, and a card game is in progress! Fan favorites – the gaming fish – … Continue reading

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A Grand Finale…on a Very Small Scale

As we look ahead to what is in store for The Rooms at Kenmore in 2015, we must take a moment to note a rather important milestone.  2015 will be the last year of the official refurnishing project on the … Continue reading

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God Keep You Strong, Gentlemen

As usually happens this time of year, Kenmore is undergoing its holiday transformation.  Greens are displayed in jars, the table is set for company in the Dining Room, and lavish desserts are displayed in the Passage, all in keeping with … Continue reading

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Fish and Mischief in the Drawing Room

This week, we began to pull some small objects from collections storage in order to prepare them for display in the Drawing Room in the coming months. One of the big hits among the staff were the fish. Yes, the … Continue reading

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