Harriet Taylor Upton House - Sunday Open House
Linda Shevel of Three Sheep Gallery in Boardman will show guests how to use a spinning wheel and a small floor loom for weaving. Five members of the Lacers of the Lake will demonstrate the skills of making bobbin lace, netting, tatting, Teneriffe, and button making. Other local artisans will demonstrate knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, and how to make rag rugs.
The Upton House, located at 380 Mahoning Avenue in Warren, was built in 1840. It became the home the Taylor family in 1873. Harriet Taylor Upton was active in the crusade for women’s suffrage, and temporarily brought the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association to her home in 1903. Five United States Presidents visited Harriet’s home. Other notable historic visitors included Susan B. Anthony, Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford. In 1998 Barbara Bush visited the house at the invitation of the Upton Association.
We invite you to visit us July 9 for a tour, and to meet some very talented artisans.