November 12, 2006

Hope & Scott's Wedding

Ceremony and Reception: Philadelphia Cruise Terminal

November 7, 2006

Wharton Esherick Museum

In 1926, two years after he ceased painting and took up woodworking full time, Wharton Esherick laid the foundation for a rectangular stone studio and shop along the crest of Valley Forge Mountain. Over the next forty years, he continued to expand that building, eventually turning it into his home and finally declaring it finished in 1966. In the last interview he granted before his death in 1970, Esherick spoke of the structure as a kind of autobiography executed in wood. In fact, the house that is now the Wharton Esherick Museum is recognized as one of the most unique buildings in the United States and was declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1993.