Stark House opens new exhibit
In relation to Lutcher Theater’s upcoming performance ofMy Fair Lady on Feb. 29, The W.H. Stark House will have a new exhibit entitled Miriam Melissa Lutcher Stark: A Fair Lady in the adjacent Carriage House located at 610 W. Main Avenue.
Included in the exhibit will be personal items belonging to Miriam that relate to her love of the theater. On the evening of Feb. 29, The W.H. Stark House Carriage House will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. to allow theater patrons to view the exhibit prior to the My Fair Lady performance. This exhibit will be on display through May 31. Adults and children 10 years of age or older are welcome.
Miriam was a patron of the theater and opera and saw many shows in Orange, as well as on her travels abroad. In the exhibit, visitors will see various personal objects that she would have used to prepare for a night out at the theater. Also featured will be letters to her husband, William Henry (W.H.) Stark, describing the performances she had seen.
On display will be some of Miriam’s elegant gloves, shoes and other accessories, including some never before exhibited jewelry, folding fans, hat pins and purses. In addition, an Irish lace crocheted dress from the collection will be on display from February 28 – March 3.
“Miriam Lutcher Stark was for her time a cultured lady, interested in the arts, theater, reading and antiques, as well as being one of Orange’s most fashionable. This exhibit offers visitors an up-close view of Miriam Stark’s personal belongings, letters and photographs, allowing insight into her lifestyle” said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House.
Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 883-0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse.org.