Lippitt House Museum's Director, Carrie Taylor, traveled to Philadelphia, PA to accept an Award of Excellence for the Back to the Work Exhibit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Carrie was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of Lippitt House. “It’s a great honor being recognized by our peers. We make it a priority to tell all the stories connected to Lippitt House – not only the Lippitt family but the servants and laborers connected to the site too. To have our work be recognized nationally is great for the museum.”
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A multi-sensory installation offered at the museum in the spring of 2018. Back to the Work was created by Strange Attractor, a performing arts group who creates theater experiences. The installation sought to reveal the fingerprints on our built environment, bringing to light the human effort and expertise that creates the clothes we wear, the houses we live in, and the objects that surround us. Visitors explored and discussed the people – past and present – who helped create and care for Lippitt House. Back to the Work is part of the museum's ongoing initiative to collaborate with local artists.
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