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Preserving the Past

iCal Import
On view Mar. 29, 2016 - Mar. 11, 2017 (9am-5pm; last tour 4pm)
610 West Main Orange, TX 77630
409.883.0871

W.H. Stark c. 1930 The W.H. Stark House Orange, Texas

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

 

 

 

Service Plate after 1912 Mintons (English, founded 1793), manufacturer porcelain 41.12.3.A The W.H. Stark House Orange, Texas

Service Plate
after 1912
Mintons (English, founded 1793), manufacturer
porcelain
41.12.3.A
The W.H. Stark House
Orange, Texas

Service Plate (detail) after 1912 Mintons (English, founded 1793), manufacturer porcelain 41.12.3.A The W.H. Stark House Orange, Texas

Service Plate (detail)
after 1912
Mintons (English, founded 1793), manufacturer
porcelain
41.12.3.A
The W.H. Stark House
Orange, Texas

Collar 18th century unknown Italian maker linen 2008.68.1 The W.H. Stark House Orange, Texas

Collar
18th century
unknown Italian maker
linen
2008.68.1
The W.H. Stark House
Orange, Texas





Collar (detail) 18th century unknown Italian maker linen 2008.68.1 The W.H. Stark House Orange, Texas

Collar (detail)
18th century
unknown Italian maker
linen
2008.68.1
The W.H. Stark House
Orange, Texas