Sunday, Oct 15, 2017 2:00p -
Historic Downtown Norwood
33 Walpole St.
Norwood Center, MA
Art, Social Good
Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Norwood's F. Holland Day House (93 Day St., Norwood) with Patricia Fanning, author of Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day. A central figure in artistic circles on both sides of the Atlantic, F. Holland Day (1864–1933) was a pioneer in the field of pictorial photography whose reputation at the turn of the twentieth century rivaled that of Alfred Stieglitz. He was also an influential book publisher in the Arts and Crafts tradition, publishing work by Oscar Wilde and Stephen Crane. His 1859 Norwood home, which he renovated in the early 1890s, is an assimilation of Victorian and Arts and Crafts influences. The house contains eight fireplaces, many uniquely designed rooms, second- and third-floor balconies overlooking a central great hall, and beautiful oak and mahogany paneling and woodwork. Original paintwork, fabric wall coverings, carpets, light fixtures, and Day family possessions can be found throughout the house.
The tour of the Day House is scheduled for 3:00-4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. At 2:00 p.m., Gibson House Museum Program Director Ed Gordon will lead a brief tour of Norwood's historic downtown based on his Norwood Historical Commission Cultural Resources Survey.
The Day House is easily accessible by the Norwood Central station on the Franklin commuter rail line, a 30-minute ride from South Station. (A 1:20 p.m. train leaves from South Station; a returning train departs Norwood Central at 5:05 p.m.)
Meet at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole St., Norwood Center
$50 Gibson House and Victorian Society members, $60 nonmembers
Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 617-267-6338.