On Wednesday, October 21st, at 5-ish, the Villa Finale Visitor Center opened to the public with a lovely ceremony, fabulous and touching remarks and delicious food and drink provided by gracious donors. I cannot forget the torrent that occured during the most important bits, but it really didn’t (excuse the cliche) dampen any spirits.
I was awaiting comment on the exhibition A Legacy Assembled, as it was scrutinized by its very first public audience. My eavesdropping was a success, and I heard that the thing that the audience liked the best was that the objects could be examined in close proximity. I hope very much that all who are in the area will come and see the exhibtion- in the Visitor Center gallery at 122 Madison Street. But, if you cannot, I have prepared an on-line version of the exhibition, in which I have provided photos of each object and their interpretive labels. I hope you enjoy it!