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‘A Neat Assortment of Paper Hangings’: 18th Century Wallpapers in the Piscataqua Region

  • Strawbery Banke Museum’s Tyco Visitor Center (map)

Portsmouth is fortunate to have several houses where expensive English flock wallpapers from the 18th century remain on the walls. Fragments of other flocked patterns have been found over the years, including two recently discovered in the Moffatt-Ladd House. This lecture will discuss these discoveries, as well as the other types of wallpaper patterns that were used to embellish Portsmouth’s handsome architecture and provide a backdrop for its stylish furniture.

Earlier Event: October 16
2018 Seven to Save Announcement
Later Event: October 17
Ghosts and Haunted Houses