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Video interview with Nancy (Van Bergen) Brigham

I did several hours of taped interviews with John Van Bergen’s daughter, Nancy, in 1999 in Santa Barbara.  Here are a couple of excerpts from some video that will be running at the exhibit. In this excert, Nancy is talking … Continue reading

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100 year old wooden chandelier, art glass panel will be on display

This wooden “chandelier” will go into the exhibit sometime in June – or earlier if I have to to restore it before then.  It is the original dining room fixture from a Van Bergen house in Chicago. He designed several … Continue reading

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May 19 – white gloves, hands on viewing access to the collection

The April opening afternoon of the exhibit was very successful!  I talked about how the project came to be, how the collection was started and provoked some other interesting discussion. The exhibit will be open to the public until the … Continue reading

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Opening of Van Bergen Exhibit

The Barrington History Museum Presents an exhibit and series of events: The Life and Work of Prairie School Architect, John Van Bergen Presented by Marty Hackl, historian/preservationist _________________ Sunday April 17, 2011 — 1:00 to 2:00 PM: “The Career of John Van Bergen” … Continue reading

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