Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Colin Brady
     
 

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In 1907, William and Florence Sloane began construction on a five-room summer cottage on the banks of the Lafayette River in Norfolk. Over the course of 30 years, they would expand their home from its origins as a summer retreat into a 42-room Arts and Crafts mansion nestled on 12 acres of gardens and grounds. As their home grew, so did their desire to bring an

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In 1907, William and Florence Sloane began construction on a five-room summer cottage on the banks of the Lafayette River in Norfolk. Over the course of 30 years, they would expand their home from its origins as a summer retreat into a 42-room Arts and Crafts mansion nestled on 12 acres of gardens and grounds. As their home grew, so did their desire to bring an arts scene to southeastern Virginia. In 1937, the Sloanes turned their attention to repurposing their home as a museum. By opening the site to the public, the Sloane family created a new space for the arts and education in Norfolk. Today, visitors continue to enjoy their vision through an expansive art collection and acres of gardens and grounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467120616
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,201,319
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Author Colin Brady, curator of collections for the Hermitage Museum, has selected from the archives images that trace the Hermitage's evolution from a personal residence to its current state as a museum. Through this visual narrative of the gardens, home, and collection, the museum hopes to convey the importance of the Sloane legacy in Norfolk.

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