The Backstory: Why Is This Here?

2019-06-25T15:30:45-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

When you visit the reinterpreted rooms of the Strong-Howard House, you will feel as if you had stepped into the Howards’ home. Not only will you have the opportunity to touch everything, snooping is encouraged. Want to try out the bed? Feel free. Want to look under the tablecloth? Go right ahead. But you might wonder about an item – why is this here?

Putting the Pieces Together: The Rediscovery of the Katherine Barker Drake Photographic Collection

2019-06-25T15:31:06-04:00July 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

"Aha!" moments occur in research when a combination of luck and hard work causes fragments of information to fall into place, answering one or a series of questions. One such moment led to the identification of the photographer of several hundred historic photographs in the Society's collections.