Tag Archives: Passage

Floorcloth in the Office?

We are currently investigating the possibility that Fielding Lewis’s Office had a floorcloth covering its floorboards, much like the Passage. As you may recall, floorcloths were popular floorcoverings in colonial American households, as they were far more affordable than carpet … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1775

Kenmore is currently decorated for Christmas, portraying what it may have looked like during the Christmas season of 1775.  At that time, the Lewis family would have just moved in to Kenmore a couple of months earlier, and it would … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Regular readers of this blog may remember a reference I made quite some time ago to the mirror (or more accurately “looking glass”) that once hung in Kenmore’s Passage.  At the time, I was explaining how it was that we … Continue reading

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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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Fun with Probate Inventories

As we progress with the refurnishing of Kenmore, you may be wondering where exactly we begin our research.  How do we begin to piece together the clues? Where do we even find the clues to begin with? Well, the process … Continue reading

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