Author Archives: Lynne Stuart

The Weather

A “hot” topic of recent conversations has been the weather. Unusually high temperatures have been hard on us all. Storms that have uprooted trees and knocked out the power for thousands of people across the country. And it seems everyone … Continue reading

Wine: a Library Collection Taste Test

Wine – red, white, rose, sparkling — so many choices — so much fun. However, there is a serious and academic side to wine and wine making as demonstrated in a new addition to our journal collection, Journal of Wine … Continue reading

Hours of Good Listening with Streaming Media

Today music is everywhere — cars, elevators, shopping malls and more. With streaming media resources, the library can offer you a personal playlist that may be very different than what you would typically encounter. For example, search the Naxos Music Library’s comprehensive … Continue reading

Anne Boleyn

This poem, by Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911), is one of many works that have been inspired by Anne Boleyn who lost her head 477 years ago. She had won the heart of Henry the VIII, but refused to become his … Continue reading

Christmas Celebrations

Every December, the Homewood Museum is decorated by the Homeland Garden Club “in the spirit of” Christmas at the turn of the 19th century. Arrangements of magnolia leaves, evergreen boughs, and holly decorate tables, window sills, and fireplace mantles. People … Continue reading

Constantino Brumidi: A Capitol Fellow!

“I have no longer any desire for fame or fortune. My one ambition and my daily prayer is that I may live long enough to make beau tiful the Capitol of the one country on earth in which there is … Continue reading

If Walls Could Talk: A History of Homewood House

Homewood House is the iconic building right next door to the Eisenhower Library – its design and style influenced and in some way defined the architecture of the entire Homewood campus. It has stood for 211 years, with its solid … Continue reading

Walking Back in Time

Charles Carroll, Jr. of Homewood (1775-1825), like many gentlemen of his time, was caught up in the excitement of current horticultural developments. He experimented with new varieties of plants, grafted roses, designed vegetable gardens, and planted an orchard at Homewood. … Continue reading

A Student Exhibition at Homewood

First, there was the field trip to Clifton. Then, there was the classwork. And finally by the end of Fall 2013, the students of Ms. Authur’s Museums and Society class had researched and prepared the material for their exhibition entitled … Continue reading

Museums as Laboratories

Homewood House is more than a museum full of beautiful objects. It serves as a laboratory for a Museums & Society class that Catherine Rogers Arthur teaches each fall.  Throughout the class, the students work to curate an exhibition that … Continue reading