While everyone is watching the #Royalwedding, I have decided to blog about the #Mosesstronghouse and #MineralPointweekend. These are my passions. Yesterday, the Moses Strong House was graced with a visit from some of our favorite return guests. The visitors found the Moses Strong House as a result of their connection to Dartmouth College. As it happens, Moses Strong, who hails from Rutland, Vermont, also went to Dartmouth. Our guests already had a love for the art and history found in Mineral Point. So, when they found the Moses Strong House, their weekend excursions to Mineral Point became that much sweeter. One never knows the connections which will be forged in life.
When one manages to break away from their busy schedule to have a #mineralpointweekend, a visit to some of the fine galleries is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
I suggest you check out as many as you have time to visit. In the event that you are short on time, make sure that you save time for the gallery known as Wantoot at 236 High Street. Wantoot specializes in hand crafted art and objects for every day living: furniture, tea pots, jewelry, clothing and paintings. Many of the artists are from Mineral Point or have been here and paianted some of the landscapes you’ll see in the area. Wantoot Gallery itself is a work of art. Don’t miss he opportunity to experience this great space.
Sitting on a half acre of land, the #MosesStrongHouse is near the top of a ridge over looking Fountain Street. In earlier days, the house occupied much more land and trees did not obscure the view up and down Fountian Street in Mineral Point. This stately home must have projected itself into the community as a significant structure.
It is a fairly quiet week end hear in Mineral Point. A visitor might spend Friday evening listening to live music at the Gray Dog. Saturday one could tour Pendarvis, shop at a local gallery and enjoy a locally made beer at Brewery Creek Pub. There’s plenty to do in and around Mineral Point. Walking or driving the area is a great pass time. The unique architecture and the rolling green hills never disappoint! Have a great #MineralPointWeekend.
Cliff Krainik, former area resident, collector and historian will lecture on the work of Ava Ferneke.
Saturday, June 23, at the Mineral Point Opera House. Cliff was in town this week-end to prepare for the event. His lecture "I See you're Wearing Red Shoes" is a "fresh re-examination of Ava's prolific and joyous creations.
May 3 through the 6th Mineral Point will celebrate the preservation which has been integral to the communities development over the last 7 decades. There are very few places in the United state that have preserved as much of the architectural history.
In addition to the celebration of architecture, #Arts Mineral Point will celebrate the art of stained glass which is present in several of the churches and homes of Mineral point. For more information go to www.artsmp.org.
It is a great day to start a blog in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Today at 5:30 on Channel 27 in the Madison DMA, Discover Wisconsin will be all about Mineral Point! If you watch the show through to the end, you'll see the Moses Strong House. That's my house and a great place to spend a Mineral Point Weekend. I don't want to spoil the end for you. so, tune in and watch at 5:30. If you can't spare the time right now, just go to www.discoverwisconsin.com.