Lots of exciting news from The Hays House Museum this week!
First, we extend a heartfelt Thank You! to the Smithson Questers for funding a very important restoration project for us.
For many years, an impressive portrait of Mrs. Cassandra G. Smithson Gover (1824-1920), painted by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874), hung in our dining room above the hearth. When the portrait was removed so the wall could be painted, the number and size of cracks in the frame prevented us from replacing it, lest it be further damaged.
Several months later the Questers gave us a generous grant for the frame's restoration, and now Mrs. Gover is back in her usual place of honor in Mr. Hays's house.
We hope you'll stop in to see her at one of our upcoming events! Stay tuned for more good news.
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