A Special Event: A House In Bloom As the rest of campus begins to show signs of spring, now may be the perfect opportunity to visit the historic Homewood House Museum. From April 6 to 9, visitors are invited to see this nearly 200-year-old house and museum at one of its loveliest times, with spring blossoms arranged as they would have been many Aprils ago. With herbs in the windows, blooming fruit trees gracing the entrance hall, and flowering tulips, roses and lilies bringing the bedrooms alive, the entire house will be decorated in the manner of the early 19th century, when the Carroll family used the house as a country retreat from May to October. "We wanted to teach people about the naturalistic use of flowers indoors, a concept which may seem commonplace today but was really very avant-garde 200 years ago," said Mary Butler- Davies, director of Homewood House. "It's also a beautiful time of year to visit the house, even if only just to smell the flowers." The "Homewood in Flower" exhibit will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 516-5589.
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