Portraits from The Heritage Museum collection share the details of life. Look closely at the clues that tell the story of fashion, social position, and memorable moments – and then notice how the details repeat. Searching for similar details is a great activity to introduce young visitors to the treasures of museums. Try it in the Folk Art Gallery too!
Meet your neighbors of yesteryear in the featured gallery this summer! Portraits from the HRHS collection capture men and women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries through a variety of media, including paint, charcoal, silhouette, and tintype.
Surnames represented in the exhibition include Bruffy, Ireland, Nicol, Shacklett, Gay, Lupton, Simpson, Wise, Swank, Newman, Coffman, Martz, Harnsberger, Grattan, Irick, Switzer, Pennybacker, Thompson, Brent, Wine, Keezel, Craun, Morrison, Sipe, Peale, Harris, Roller, Smith, Weaver, Spitzer, McDorman, Baer, Paul, Effinger.