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Friends of Lorenzo News

Fall Winter 2021 read more
President and Site Manager Offer Reasons to be Proud
President Elizabeth Race enumerates the many accomplishments for Friends, noting the contributions of many loyal members who helped continue events and support for Lorenzo despite the many challenges.  In addition, Michael Roets notes continued progress on repairs to building and grounds after a vicious June 30th storm.

Creating Personal Space in the Homes of Old
Friends Interpretive Program Director Jacqueline Roshia describes how residents of Lorenzo carved out specialty spaces for work, privacy, or play. 

Revealing History, One Collection at a Time
Board member Mark Musell reports on progress in efforts to create electronic access to Lorenzo's archives. "It's a dream project, says Lead archivist Lucy Bell pictured right."


Fall Winter 2020 read more

President and Site Manager Offer Message of Hope
Kathleen Hoke and Michael Roets recount a year of success despite challenges posed by COVID.

Lorenzo Illuminated for the Holidays
Friends moved their annual Christmas decorations outdoors to trees lining the dark aisle.

100 Years of Votes for Women: From the Archives
Jackie Roshia writes about documents in the Lorenzo's archive pertaining to the suffrage movement. 

From the Collection:  Historical Print
The print, of Fayetteville native President Grover Cleveland, has interesting story.  

Rippleton "School Marm" Looks Back at First Year
Mattie Buckland looks forward to an active upcoming season and recounts Cazenovia's long-standing commitment to education and young people.

Spring Summer 2020 read more

Lorenzo Painting on Exhibit at Syracuse University
Sailing Vessels in Harbor, attributed to the Dutch artist Abraham Storck, was part of an exhibit of twenty five original oil paintings from the golden age of Dutch painting.  The work is one of three Dutch paintings in Lorenzo's collection that date to the 1600s.

Artist of Earliest Lorenzo Image Confirmed
Research by Cazenovia resident Stan Mackowiak confirms that a watercolor thought to be the earliest depiction of Lorenzo, was painted by artist Caroline Betts. The water color, part of Lorenzo's collection, is dated to the early 1800s. 

Ceiling Repairs Completed
Failing p
aint and plaster in the Rippleton School House and the mansion has been repaired using historically accurate materials and techniques. 

Fall Winter 2019 read more

A Look Back at Active Year
President Nancy Weiscotten describes how the support of members and generous donors made for an active summer of programming including "Taste of Madison County," "Movie on the Lawn" and "Summer Kids Camp." 

The Glory of Lorenzo's Trees
Site Director Roets and Curator Roshia describe arboreal treasures on the grounds of Lorenzo, some dating back over 200 years.

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