Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hartwood Great Room restoration is complete!

Hello All,

My father and I attended the ceremony yesterday to honor the craftsman and artisans that have restored the Great Room in the mansion to it's former glory. The room looks as if nothing had ever happened to it, the craftsman all did an amazing job of restoring the room back to pre loss condition.

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a reception afterward where Sylvia Easler introduced all of the different trade vendors that performed their respective restorations. I had the opportunity to meet many of the Hartwood volunteers that do a great job conducting the guided tours of the home.

The mansion is open this Saturday with free admission so that you can see for yourself the incredible workmanship it took to restore the Great Room back to the way it used to be prior to 2 tons of plaster ceiling falling onto many priceless antiques, walls, and flooring.

Please click the link to take you to the Post Gazette to read their article about the ceremony, check out Dad in the paper!

Check back soon, more to come. Please post your comments.

Jeff L.