Gems from our Collection

Vol. XXV No. 1 - SPRING 2014

Our newest exhibit opened during a snowstorm, so we rescheduled a gallery talk by Kathy Gemperle, who curated the show.

The exhibit is an eclectic collection of items from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have found their way to our collections. Each one has a story to tell.

We have introduced a new photograph of John Lewis Cochran taken in 1920. Because he named so many streets in Edgewater for towns near Philadelphia, Morry Matson found photos of their train stations in Pennsylvania.

An elegant addition to our collections are the china painting artifacts from the Pearl Plensener collection. And talk about hats, those from the wardrobe of Nancy Arnold are really stunning. There is a small installation about the North End Club and a new photograph of the original home of Bernard Weber who developed sections of Edgewater.

For curiosity and a sense of place this exhibit is engaging and fun.