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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

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BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

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8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

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Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

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Craft Cruising: 7 Connecticut Beer & Wine Events

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Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

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Intriguing Parallels Between Rebels and Their Décor: A Lecture

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Sep 26, 2013
6:00 pm

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Three self-made, wealthy businessmen—two in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and one in Marblehead, Massachusetts—gambled, and lost, everything for the American Revolution. Before fomenting rebellion, the same three—Joseph Webb, Jr., Silas Deane and Jeremiah Lee—lavishly decorated their homes to levels previously unprecedented in their communities. In an upcoming lecture at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, historian Judy Anderson will draw intriguing parallels between the lives of Webb, Deane and Lee, and explain why the three aesthetes’ refined tastes compelled them to take part in the revolution, and why their roles in support of independence cost them their lives. Fortunately, their extravagant homes survive to tell the tale.                                              

Anderson’s illustrated lecture will explore the architecture and interiors of the Webb and Deane houses in relation to the extraordinary residence of Colonel Jeremiah Lee, one of the wealthiest men in mid-18th century Massachusetts. Anderson will focus on the textiles, wall coverings and decorative finishes that would have embellished the houses, including bold and exuberant block-printed wallpapers imported from London, and exceptional English mural papers whose hand-painted, large-format scenes simulated engravings in the home of Lee.  Those rare and striking wall coverings would have created some of the most opulent interiors of their era. 

Anderson suggests that by the 1770s, men like Webb, Deane and Lee realized that the ever-increasing taxes and trade restrictions imposed by the English crown would soon make it impossible to maintain the lifestyles to which they had become accustomed. The logical alternative? Join the revolution. During her lecture, Anderson will reveal the unraveling of the lives of Webb, Deane and Lee while illuminating their exquisite taste in décor.

  

Cost free, donations accepted
Location

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT
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Additional Information
Phone860-529-0612
Contact nameCindy Riccio
Contact emailcriccio@webb-deane-stevens.org
Websitehttp://webb-deane-stevens.org/press/072413.html

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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