By Tina Snell, Staff Writer
The third in a series of History After Hours, “Historia on the Hill,” will be presented at Linden Hill in the Musser home, Thursday, Oct. 30.
“This series is being presented to give people a snippet of local history,” said Friends of Linden Hill member Pat Sharon.
“Historia on the Hill” will feature a combination of vintage photography, along with its history, vintage clothing from the Musser collection and the artistry of Timothy G. Piotrowski, a Minneapolis photographer who grew up in Little Falls.
The combination of the above ingredients of “Historia on the Hill” will blend to tell an interesting story of history, photography, Victorian and Edwardian eras and how one illuminated the other.
While learning a piece of Little Falls history, attendees will be served dessert along with wine, Irish tea or coffee from Reality Roasters.
Piotrowski attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1981 and since 1999, he has focused exclusively on photography, using traditional silver-based processes to create toned portraits of women set in historical contexts.
In 2005, Piotrowski was commissioned by the Hennepin History Museum to create a suite of photographs (32) used in an exhibition.
During “Historia on the Hill,” Piotrowski will give a special presentation on the history of women’s gowns, a work which has been exhibited at the Hennepin History Museum and the Women’s Club in Minneapolis and the History Center of Olmsted County in Rochester.
Tickets are limited and include dessert, beverages and a self-guided tour of the Musser house along with the program. They are available at Linden Hill. Call (320) 616-5580 for more information.
“People will be able to see many items not usually seen on tours,” said Sharon.
“Historia on the Hill” was made possible in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.