On May 26th Scott Laughlin, Realtor and specialist in Will Price historic property marketing, presented an amazing history of the primary architect for the original developments of North and South Wayne. Price designed over 100 houses in Radnor Township and beyond. His career lasted only 38 years, but he left a lasting legacy in Wayne, then Overbrook Farms as the designer of model homes for developer/builders Wendell and Smith.
Tom Guiler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Public Humanities at the Winterthur Museum presented this lecture on “A ‘Medician Arcadia’ in the Catskills: Material Culture and Community at the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Community” on April 28, 2021 by Zoom. He introduced us to the Byrdcliffe artist colony founded in 1902 in Woodstock, New York and described its importance in the Arts & Crafts movement in America. Byrdcliffe still functions today and shares its rich artistic and social legacy with all visitors.
“The Arts & Crafts Tile: The Influence of Henry Chapman Mercer” a lecture by Vance Koehler given on March 31, 2021. An independent scholar and former curator at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Mr. Koehler is a preeminent historian of Moravin and Enfield tiles which decorate many of the homes in Rose Valley.