Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Springtime at the Waterhouse in Maitland

The Art & History Museums- Maitland (A&H) opens a new exhibition on March 7, 2013 in its historic Waterhouse Residence Museum (820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland) called "Springtime at the Waterhouse." 

The exhibition continues through April 28, 2013. 

The Waterhouse Residence was built in 1884 by pioneer settler and builder William H. Waterhouse as a home for his family. 

Springtime at the Waterhouse guests will explore the Waterhouse Residence transformed for spring and Easter celebrations. Flowers, cards, clothing, and other historical items will be on display to help visitors peek into the past to see how William, Sarah, Charles, and Stella Waterhouse would welcome springtime in Victorian Maitland. Enjoy a docent-led tour, and learn about the Waterhouse family and life in Maitland in the late 1800s. 

Museum hours are Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 PM (closed major holidays). Admission is $3.00 for adults; $2.00 for Seniors (55 & older) and for Children (4-18 years). A&H Members and Children (3 & under) are free.

The A&H’s Curator of History presents a Curator’s Tour on Wednesday, April 3. Two tours will take place, one at 3:00 PM and one at 6:00 PM. Join Curator Jill Nash as she takes you on a guided tour of the Waterhouse Residence Museum and discusses the Waterhouse family, the history of Maitland, and how the Springtime at the Waterhouse exhibition was created. Pre-registration to the Curator’s Tour is required, as space is limited to 12 people per tour. To register, phone 407-539-2181 or visit www.ArtandHistory.org.

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