Month: February 2010

Happy Birthday Virginia Keep Clark!

Virginia Keep Clark, artist and ¬†illustrator, 17 February 1878- 13 September 1962. Dearest Virginia Keep Clark, object of my obsession since 2004,¬†lived in the house next door to mine in Herron-Morton Place. She’s taken me all over the country in search of her stories and many connections. Born in New Orleans, but raised from age four in Indianapolis, she married a Chicago native and lived in Evanston, Chicago proper, and then onto Oyster Bay, Long Island, midtown Manhattan, Mackall, Maryland, New Hampshire, Winter Park, Florida and summers in Nassau–the lady got around. Virginia illustrated a series of children’s books–...

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Introducing The Hoosier Chapter, Victorian Society in America

Back in October, Indianapolis joined an exclusive list of places around the country when it was granted a chapter of the Victorian Society in America. There are only 18 other chapters in the nation, and we are proud of this accomplishment. The new “Hoosier Chapter” of the Victorian Society in America is headquartered at the Morris-Butler House, 1204 North Park Avenue in the Old Northside Historic Neighborhood. The group’s inaugural event will be Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Morris-Butler House. The “Victorian Antiques Appraisal Show,” featuring renowned local appraiser, J. Scott Keller, will start at 10 am. Members,...

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