Curator’s Corner – May 2022

May is an exciting time at the Fenton. On May 4, we hosted an event to celebrate the 198th birthday of Mrs. Elizabeth Scudder Fenton, and to dedicate our new outdoor interpretive signs. Now that festivities are over there are still new things to see at the Fenton. 

Visitors will notice a change to our Victorian Drawing room. We recently received a donation of some furniture that originally belonged to one of Governor Fenton’s daughters. This furniture now has a place of honor in the Drawing room. The pink couches that were on exhibit for many years originally belonged to a family in Warren and have now been moved to the Warren County Historical Society. 

Visitors to Fenton park can now view 3 interpretive signs about the Walnut Grove Archaeology Project, our ongoing archaeological dig. Inside there is a new display of artifacts from the first 10 years of archaeological excavation in the basement gallery area. Artifacts from all of the dig sites are on display, including coins, children’s toys, dish fragments, a license plate and many more items. 

We are looking forward to the opening of our summer exhibit in June about the history of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church who are celebrating their centennial this year. More details to come.

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