Curator Gallery Talk - From Summer Estates to College Campus
Beverly, MA --Gallery Director and exhibit curator, Barbara Broudo, will lead a gallery tour of the exhibit From Summer Estates to College Campus on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at 2 pm in Endicott College’s Halle Library Archive & Museum, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. To register contact Barbara Broudo at 978-232-2257. Limited space available. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Endicott College’s historic buildings were built as summer estates along the “Gold Coast” of Beverly and Prides Crossing, for some of Boston’s most prominent families. The exhibit focuses on family relationships through the generations, the acquisition of the properties, stories about the estate owners and their families and the early founding years of Endicott College. Depictions of a summer wedding—featuring a cake designed by wedding cake designer extraordinaire Cile Burbidge of Danvers, and one of the salons where people gathered for conversation, along with copies of private family photographs, bring to life this Gold Coast past.
Endicott College has restored and continues to care for these buildings. Today they serve as residence halls, administrative buildings, and conference centers. Original architectural elements have been retained and enhanced for 21st century use.
Information for the exhibit was compiled from archives and museums throughout the United States and Canada, private family albums, conversations, and books authored by family members.
For more information contact Barbara Broudo at 978-232-2257.