This Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day. Aside from being the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day honors the fallen soldiers that served the United States in dedication to freedom and liberty. The brave men and women who gave their lives in honor of the country they protect are commemorated on this day, as they should be every day.
Ever wonder what exactly goes into conservation of rare and old items? Oil paintings, frescoes, statues, and alike are all subjected to wear and tear over time. Some of the most precious works of art were painted directly on walls or were hung outdoors in their time, which could ultimately destroy the works of art over time. Thus, conservators are employed to preserve the world’s precious artifacts for years to come. On this week’s blog, we take a look at what it takes to do conservation on an antique work of art, and how it can enhance the overall value of the piece.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Shop these unique picks for mom, including custom drink ware, stylish perfume, and interesting decor for the home. Mother’s Day is May 12th-- what are you getting mom?
230 years ago, on April 30th of 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States. Washington was administered the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in New York City. After taking his oath, Washington gave his first inaugural address, in which he was profoundly humble and modest, accentuating the fact that he was "summoned by my Country." We discuss the events that led up to his inauguration and the kickoff of his presidency in this week’s blog.