Fred Rogers Center
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe
Through January 3, 2020
What does home mean? Throughout history, humans have grappled with the notion of home. Home can be the place where we belong, a base that allows us to build our lives. Homes can also be a burden, becoming centers of debt and structures in constant need of repair and upkeeps. Despite the joys and burden of home, the domestic itself emerges as a place where we can read the lives of people from the past through the decoration, design, and contents of the historic homes. Just as they do today, objects defined the lives of people in the past and by looking at the home and the items people chose to surround themselves with, we can attempt to reconstruct a cultural moment where domestic space emerged as a refuge and private place as well as a space where people of the past attempted to forge an identity for themselves. Explore the concepts of home and domesticity with our stunning coverlet collection alongside nearly eighty artifacts on loan from The Linden Tree Antiques in Harmony, Pennsylvania.