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A Good Run

The exhibit had a good run and it is now closed.  All the items mounted in the display will come down today.  Other artifacts, such as over 150 original blueprints and drawings, as well as over 1000 original documents, and … Continue reading

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Van Bergen Exhibit – Last Call

The Heritage Series presents “Van Bergen Exhibit – LAST CALL” Open House: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – 5:00pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, September 24 – 12:00 to 4:00 PM Join Marty Hackl as he narrates the life and career … Continue reading

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Found another one

Unfortunately, this is only a photo of a 1945 Van Bergen drawing.  The photograph looks like it was hanging on a wall somewhere.  Right now, it looks like the original is nowhere to be found.  But still, I’m glad to … Continue reading

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Two more newly found John Van Bergen drawings

Just a couple of weeks ago, I came across these drawings for two unbuilt 1929 designs by John Van Bergen.  The artist for both was his draftsman at the time, Charles Masterson. They are both for Chicago Junior School in Elgin, Illinois, … Continue reading

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Two Van Bergen drawings rediscovered

In the past few weeks, a number of tidbits of information have been sent to me, all as a result of the publicity surrounding this exhibit.  These two are the most exciting for me to see for the first time. … Continue reading

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Prairie Style art glass window — restoration videos

Last weekend’s window restoration workshop was a success. We did it in the Creet building, between the exhibit space and the blacksmith shop. One visitor suggested we make a video, so we did.  I went through the entire process of … Continue reading

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While you’re here, visit the blacksmith shop!

The Barrington History Museum has a working blacksmith shop, and a resident blacksmith, Derek. Derek, a physics major at the University of Michigan, can be found most Saturdays in the shop working on one project or another. Today he was … Continue reading

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Prairie window restoration – workshop/demonstration

On Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, I’ll be at the Barrington History Museum, in the room next to the exhibit space.  I’ll have a workshop set up and will be restoring six 96-year-old-casement windows with their art glass … Continue reading

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Some architectural history…almost

Sometimes the history of architecture that was never built is as interesting as architecture that was. Case in point, this fascinating project by architect John Van Bergen from the early 1960’s. John Van Bergen had retired to Santa Barbara in … Continue reading

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The exhibit space

 

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