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Shenandoah’s Page Valley Style: The Painted Furniture of John Spitler, 1790...

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Wilton House Museum

215 S Wilton Rd

Richmond, VA 23226

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Join us for our annual lecture series. April will feature Elizabeth A. Davison, Independent Decorative Arts Historian.

A discussion of three generations of Spitlers, the history and material culture of the Page Valley in current day Page County, Virginia, and how this history and material culture is reflected in John Spitler's painted designs. The Page Valley is a small valley geographically and culturally associated with the Shenandoah Valley, located between the Massanutten and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. Massanutten is the settlement where the Spitlers lived and worked, but the Page Valley is really the area, hemmed in by the two mountain ranges that protected the Rhenish/Swiss culture for three generations allowing it to flourish despite its settlers trading outside the Valley with English settlers. Ms. Davison is currently working on a book on Spitler as well as an accompanying exhibit are expected in spring, 2020.

Image Credit: "Courtesy Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA. Photo by Ron Blunt."

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