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07
Aug

Carpets from the Collection of W. Parsons Todd

Walking into Macculloch Hall in 1950, after it was purchased by our museum’s founder W. Parsons Todd, you would discover a house of ornamental intrigue. Looking up, a large Vanderbilt-owned chandelier might catch your eye. Perhaps, looking down, you would be intrigued by a myriad of colorful, antique Oriental carpets displayed on the floor. As […]

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22
Jun

The White Cliffs and Macculloch Hall

Remember the song The White Cliffs of Dover? This was a beloved American pop song heard everywhere during and after World War II, even into the nineteen-fifties. Did you know that the song was inspired by  The White Cliffs, a novel-in-verse published in nineteen forty? That story was written by Macculloch Hall’s own poet-laureate, Alice […]

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