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Hang it Up: 18th- and Early 19th- Century Wall Treatments

September 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hang it Up

Speaker: Margaret Pritchard, Senior Curator and Curator of Maps, Prints, and Wallpaper, Colonial Williamsburg

The walls of eighteenth-century Virginians’ homes were transformed by the technological innovations of the industrial revolution and the influence of exotic cultures through expanding world trade. Delve into the sometimes mystifying world of wall-treatments once favored by colonists keeping up with the latest fashions. Ms. Pritchard will keep you pasted to your seat exploring surviving examples of historic wallpaper, textiles, and painted wall finishes. Light refreshments to follow.

$10 admission. Free to Members. Purchase your tickets in advance. For questions please contact Wilton at (804)282-5936 or wiltonprograms@comcast.net


September 24, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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