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The Plastering Is Done (for now)

It's a little bit of a slow time for photographs inside the Rapp Houses right now.  The plaster work is done for now.  We're looking at a little bit more plastering before this project is complete.  The painters are still painting inside the houses.  Carpentry and electrical work also continues. Old Economy Village will be [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:01:01-04:00 April 17th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Who lived in the Rapp Houses?

We've taken a 2-week break while 2 exhibits have been taking up all of my time.  Harmonizing at Economy: Two Centuries of Music opened at the end of March in the Visitor Center lobby, and Their Own Style: Clothing and Textiles of the Harmony Society is set to open Thursday, May 8th at 7 PM [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:01:44-04:00 April 11th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Odds and Ends

This week in the Rapp Houses the plasterers have still been hard at work, the painters have been painting several rooms, some masonry was repaired, and more carpentry was completed.  We also received a carpet pattern and the artwork for some wallpaper. Whenever I walk around Old Economy Village, I'm always looking for those odd [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:02:26-04:00 March 21st, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

A Room of Mystery

The plasterers, painters, electrician, and carpenter are still hard at work at the Rapp Houses.  While we're waiting for more changes to report about, let's talk about a room of mystery in the Rapp Houses. There are so many rooms in the Rapp Houses whose 19th century function is not known.  Of course what a [...]

By | 2014-03-14T17:00:14-04:00 March 14th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Updates and Discoveries

Thanks, Mary, for last week's blog!  That was nice.  Now let's see what's going on in the Rapp Houses most recently. The painters have arrived!  This week they are prepping the woodwork for paint. The base boards, chair rails, and other wood work are having cracks and problems repaired in preparation for painting. [...]

By | 2014-03-03T09:15:59-05:00 February 28th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Meet the blogger, Sarah

Since Saturday, February 22 is National Curator Day, Old Economy Village’s blogger will not be writing her weekly blog.  Instead, this blog is being written by Mary DeMars, Marketing and Development Associate and it is going to be about the blogger, Sarah.  Sarah Buffington is Old Economy Village’s Curator.   Sarah’s job is complex.  Visitors to [...]

By | 2014-02-21T16:02:58-05:00 February 21st, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

A new and unexpected discovery

Just yesterday we did a whole bunch of head scratching in the Frederick Rapp House.  The room that was until recently interpreted as Frederick Rapp's dining room, and what will be interpreted as his kitchen, brought forth a mystery.  This room is in the south western corner of the Frederick Rapp House, overlooking the beautiful [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:09:24-04:00 February 14th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

Mark the timbers!

Well, you might have guessed it.  There's more plaster work being done in the Rapp Houses.  So while we're waiting for that to finish up, let's take a look at some other things that we've noticed.  And remember to sign up for the Behind the Scenes Tour on February 12, 2014 from 6 PM until [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:08:04-04:00 February 7th, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments

A Pause in the Blog

Tis the season for colds and such...  Sorry for the delay, but know that there is a lot going on in the Rapp Houses, including more plastering!  Tune in next week for more information, and don't forget to register for the Behind The Scenes Tour on February 12th that takes people through the Rapp Houses [...]

By | 2022-09-13T10:10:44-04:00 January 31st, 2014|Rapp Houses Restoration|0 Comments