Category Archive for: ‘Wise Homestead’

Shannon Jones Wise Homestead Museum Photo by Annebelle Denmark - Wise Homestead Museum

A Kid’s eye view of the Wise Homestead Museum

by Shannon Jones As I walk into my family’s 1,000 square foot museum for like the 150th time, I breathe in the aroma of old wood and furniture.  Visiting this place is one of my favorite ways to reconnect with the past.  It gives me goosebumps to know my ancestors stood in this exact place.  A blast from the past.  …

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Wise Homestead Museum Farmhouse Reproduction Wallpapers

By Carol Affleck, 2007 The Wise Homestead Museum reproduction wallpapers were replicated, in a process that spanned two years, by Bradbury and Bradbury Art Wallpapers. The project was initially undertaken by Bruce Bradbury, who made a personal visit to the Wise Homestead Museum during the restoration to examine the remaining historical wallpaper in the parlor and to review samples of …

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Wise Homestead Historical Narration

Oliver E. Wise (O.E. Wise) came to the Canfield (Tabor) area as a farmer, blacksmith, miller and entrepreneur. He came from Wisconsin bringing with him a wife (Adeline) who was suffering from severe asthma and three teenage children one of whom was in poor health: Wm. O., J.O.V., and Ada A. The area to which they came offered good farm …

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