Interiors of the built environment are influenced by geography, politics, religion and social trends. Furniture, as relics of the past, carry stories with them through the years of use, but as furniture collections are bought, original stories are lost and replaced with new ones. Please join us for a one night event, highlighting the furniture trends of American Antebellum homes recreating a period double parlor suite in the context of the Jemison van de Graff mansion. Built in the 1860’s by Samuel Sloan, a Philadelphia architect, the mansion was home to the Senator Robert Jeminson, Jr. The original furniture once owned by the family will be selected and arranged to represent the life and status of the owners.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:30-7:30 Jeminson van de Graff Mansion
Please enter through the conservatory door.
Emily Waite, a senior Interior Design student, worked in conjunction with the Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Society to curate this exhibit as part of an independent study this semester.
We would like to thank Ian Crawford, Director of the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society for making this special event a possibility.