Expert to describe 19th century household objects Oct. 16 at Gettysburg College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - An expert will talk about typical objects found in a 19th century home Oct. 16 at Gettysburg College.

The 7 p.m. lecture will take place in Musselman Library as part of the exhibit, "Torn Asunder and Reunited: The American Past and Lincoln." The library is located just off North Washington Street. Mike Conklin will talk about objects such as dry sinks and pie chests. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.

Conklin's began collecting 19th century objects more than 40 years ago. His love of collecting led him to reproducing furniture from the same period. For a time, Conklin partnered with a restoration painter and ran a business, Ironside Reproduction. Conklin and his family continue to renovate their 19th century home. Their current project consists of a log cabin addition from Altoona, Pa., that will be attached to the main house.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Posted: Mon, 6 Oct 2008




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