A new exhibit at The W.H. Stark House, Preserving the Past, celebrates caring for the past by preserving family treasures. The Tower Room of the Stark House is used as the exhibit space, and features a hands-on interactive area. The exhibit is the last stop on the regular tour, giving visitors a special experience in the historic setting.
The exhibit space is divided into two areas covering four themes: textiles, books, papers and photographs, and glass and ceramics, and this space gives visitors the opportunity to look out from the turret area, which boasts a 180 degree view of downtown Orange.
The interactive area will have changing themes and different hands-on activities with something for everyone to enjoy, including:
• March 29 – May 28, 2016: textiles
• May 31 – Aug 13, 2016: books
• Aug 16 – Oct 29: glass and ceramics
• Nov 1, 2016 – Mar 11, 2017: paper
This thematic exhibition explores how the Stark House collection came to be, with stories of the W.H. Stark family’s love of collecting and moments from their everyday lives. Rarely seen objects from the collection have been pulled from storage to be displayed in this special exhibit. Preserving the Past also encourages visitors to preserve their own past with information and resources about caring for family treasures.
On view through March 11, 2017