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LOW 'Tiques Receive Grant for Graffiti House


The Lake of the Woods Wilderness 'Tiques Antique Club was awarded a $2,000 grant from the International Questers Club to use toward purchasing antique furnishings for the Civil War Graffiti House in Brandy Station. The house, known for an outstanding collection of writings and drawings that were left on the walls of the house by soldiers, is open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.

Funds from the grant will be used to recreate a setting within the house depicting the use of the building as an administrative office during the Union army’s 1863-64 winter encampment. The club will be coordinating with Graffiti House volunteer, Della Edrington, as well as Sarah Hayes - the owner of the Quail at the Wood Antique Shop – to purchase a writing desk, a table to hold the desk and a chair. All items will be circa 1863.

The Wilderness 'Tiques is one of 900 chapters of Questers International and the purpose of the club is to study antiques and donate funds to the preservation of existing historical buildings.  In conjunction with the Graffiti House, the 'Tiques will be holding an antique appraisal show with 4 professional appraisers on Nov. 8, 2008 (10AM to 2PM) at the Graffiti House with all profits going toward the restoration of the house.



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