December 1, 2023


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Whitehorne House Museum reopens on May 25

Newport Restoration Basis now announced the opening of the Whitehorne Household Museum for the 2022 year.

The museum will open up on May 25 and continue to be open this period until October 30. Admission is free for all Newport County citizens.

Whitehorne Home is the only museum in the environment specializing in 18th century Newport home furnishings, craft, and style and design, according to Newport Restoration Foundation.

Housed in a Federal-model mansion alongside Newport’s historic Thames Avenue, the museum’s selection consists of performs by the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops. There are interactive prospects in the course of the museum where visitors can contact and look at replicas of defining features of interval furnishings. This 12 months, the interpretive staff selected to deliver some of the silver selection to the fore by exhibiting a circumstance of 18th-century silver.

“This screen is an opportunity to showcase silver makers in our collection from Rhode Island and Massachusetts,” stated Kristen Costa, Senior Curator at Newport Restoration Foundation in a assertion. “People can now see the objects close up, which tends to make them significantly additional obtainable than in prior many years.”

In addition to the silver assortment, an exhibition of three Newport significant chests are exhibited on the museum’s next flooring. These items showcase the “signatures” of early American Newport household furniture makers the subtly-carved cabriole leg, stylized carved shell, and ball-and-claw foot.  Visitors can assess the design of each piece as they view the pieces facet-by-side.