Today, we are on the road to Dressing Downton.
We are heading to, The Paine in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The museum preserves the property’s historic architecture, with the mansion as the centerpiece, and many of the house’s interiors as they were created by founders Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine. Selections from the museum’s art collection, much of which was acquired by Nathan and Jessie, are featured in the many rooms and settings of the estate. Outdoors, the Paine maintains and enhances numerous display gardens as “galleries” of horticulture with varied designs and thousands of plant specimens.In addition, the museum presents changing art exhibitions, from classical to contemporary, as well as seasonal events like Nutcracker in the Castle during the holidays. The Family Discovery Gallery, located on the house’s lower level, offers “hands on” activities about architecture, art, and gardens for people of all ages, and the Paine hosts a wide range of programs throughout the year in the carriage house and conservatory.
We were not allowed to take photos inside the museum.
Oh my, it was so fun to look at all the outfits from Downton.
The art was beautiful. My favorite was one of two cows. It was so fasinating.
It was called, The Watering Place.
Also on exhibit were Tiffany Lamps. They all were beautiful, but my favorite was the Dragonfly.
It was a rainy day for our tour of the gardens.
We grabbed our umbrellas and toured the gardens in the rain.
The gardens are in full bloom. They are beautiful.
I will let our photos do the rest.
Grab your umbrella and let us take a stroll in the garden.
The rain started to pick up towards the end of our garden tour.
We plan to visit again.
Thank you for coming along today.
Have a great weekend.