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RTPI to Host Holiday Open House December 7th

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

RTPI will hold their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.  Visitors will enjoy free admission into our galleries, light refreshments, and a chance to win a gift bag filled with unique items from our museum store. This event is part of Swedish Market Day in Jamestown – Julmarknad, organized by the Scandinavian Studies Program at Jamestown Community College.

RTPI’s lobby during the 2018 Holiday Open House.

RTPI’s is currently featuring the artwork of Guy Coheleach in their galleries.  Guy Coheleach: Wildlife in Art includes over 40 original paintings by the artist.  Original artwork, artifacts and memorabilia from the Peterson Collection are also on view.

Artist Guy Coheleach with his artwork in RTPI’s galleries. Photo credit: Amy Hudson

We will be offering two docent-led tours during our open house event:

  • 11:00am – RTPI staff will take you through the galleries to view and discuss our featured exhibition, Guy Coheleach: Wildlife in Art, as well as select Roger Tory Peterson works and memorabilia.
  • 2:00pm – Local resident and former architect Marlin Casker will lead a unique architecture tour. You will explore the historical, cultural and artistic details and significance of RTPI’s headquarters building, an architectural gem.Tour space is limited – please RSVP to Amy Hudson by calling 716-665-2473 or emailing [email protected] 

RTPI’s iconic facility. Photo credit: Alex Shipherd.

In addition to tours, RTPI will host special guests in the museum store – owners of Barbara Grace Journals will be representing and selling their handmade, vintage inspired journals from 10am-5pm.  From 1-4pm, Kathleen (Crocker) Evans and Jane Currie will sign copies their Arcadia Publishing book titles, including Jamestown, Chautauqua Lake Region, and Chautauqua Institution.  Also from 1-4pm, visitors will enjoy marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate outdoors with Paul’s Rocket Stoves.

Roasting marshmallows on Paul’s Rocket Stoves!

RTPI’s Holiday Open House is a wonderful opportunity to browse the array of new items featured in RTPI’s museum store, such as original artwork, limited-edition prints, holiday ornaments, local honey and candles, Charley Harper merchandise, and much more.  You’re sure to find unique and inspiring gifts for everyone on your shopping list – ask us about gift wrapping!

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on December 7th!