Adena Mansion and Gardens in Chillicothe, Ohio, will host the photography for this year's Holiday Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Operated by the Ohio Historical Society, Adena was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington (1773-1827), sixth governor of Ohio and one of the state's first United States Senators. It is only one of three surviving residences designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe, principal architect of the United States Capitol and recognized as America's first true architect
The mansion house, completed in 1806-1807, has been restored to look much as it did when the Worthington family lived there, including many original Worthington family furnishings. The furnishings are in a formal style, as suited a well-to-do family of the period. In addition, the estate contains several outbuildings, which will also be used for photography to accomodate more primitive artisanal items.
Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original homeplace are five outbuildings and formal gardens. The gardens have undergone major renovation. Visitors may stroll through three terraces of flowers and vegetables, as well as the shrubs and trees in the grove. Looking east from the north lawn of the mansion, one can see across the Scioto River Valley to the Logan Range. This view was the inspiration for the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.
Although the photography sessions are scheduled to be private and will take place while the museum is closed to the public, you are welcome to visit Adena during normal operating hours, Wednesdays through Sundays until the end of October.
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Applications for the 2018 Directory of Traditional American Crafts are now available by clicking here. We must receive your entry before January 22, 2018, for you to qualify for judging and inclusion in the Directory. If you have questions, you may call us at 440-543-8566. Those selected will be listed in the August 2018 issue of Earky American Life.
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