NARM Quarterly Spring 2020 | Page 13

Robbins Hunter Museum

Granville, Ohio


The Avery-Downer House was built in 1842 and is one of America's preeminent examples of Greek Revival architecture. The home was constructed by successful businessman Alfred Avery and remained a private residence until 1903. It once again became a private home in 1956, when Robbins Hunter Jr., a noted historian and antiquarian, resided here. This American landmark and historical treasure was opened as the Robbins Hunter Museum in 1981 and is furnished with 18th & 19th-century decorative arts acquired by the original owners, as well as collectors tied to the house over its long history. The building has undergone extensive restoration and rehabilitation, revealing the beauty of this important Grecian landmark.

Kingwood Center Gardens

Mansfield, Ohio


Kingwood Center Gardens is the historic garden estate and former home of Charles Kelley King, who was an influential industrialist and visionary at the Ohio Brass Company. Come and explore the grounds featuring 47 sprawling acres renowned for both their historical significance and exquisite gardens.

Step back in time while touring Mr. King's home, Kingwood Hall, a French Provincial-style mansion. The Greenhouse is overflowing with displays of exotic and unique plant life and the Garden Shop features a diverse selection of plants and garden goods.

Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation, and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, and art, plus experiences on the water. Dive into River Alive!, a new exhibit that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River up close. Raise the sails and discover the history of the U.S. Navy aboard Schooner Diligence and the National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Observe live demonstrations in the Museum’s boatbuilding workshop and much, much more.