Craft | Historic | Women
A new addition to Gallery Night Providence is the Handicraft Club, located in the stately, Truman Beckwith House at 42 College Street built in 1826. The house was designed by pre-eminent architect John Holden Greene and built by Zechariah Chafee, a brick mason. Today, it houses the Handicraft Club, a 113-year organization that promotes interest in handicrafts and offers space where the work can be done.
The house and furnishings are a wonderful trip through affluent living in the 19th century. But the real art is in the crafts that are pursued by over 600 members who are accomplished at decoupage, needlepoint, Nantucket Baskets, decorative painting, making hooked and oriental rugs, extensive looms for creating various textiles and painting studios. Your visit to the home will include a demonstration and exhibit of student work as well as an opportunity to see the home.