2019 EXHIBIT: May 25 – August 31. Trends are certainly cyclical. Today’s younger generations, hipsters, and innovators reach back into the past for inspiration on the present. We are going to feature popular current movements, like: • Farm to table/Locavore • Facial hair fashions and • Home schooling to list a few, that were part of the daily round during the Victorian era. Come visit and take inspiration from history compared to current day.
2018 EXHIBIT: May 26 – September 1. Both men and women understood the “language of the fan” and used it to communicate some very private sentiments while in the midst of some very public places.
2017 EXHIBIT: May 28 – September 3. Victorian Family Fun! The exhibit features Victorian style games, from Parcheesi to Blindman’s Bluff!
2016 EXHIBIT: MAY 29- SEPTEMBER 4.
Visitors have always been curious about the provenance of items in the house. Whether the objects are furniture, clothing, books, china, or pictures, original Eghart family items were identified in each room.
2015 EXHIBITS: JULY 19 – SEPTEMBER 5. Christmas in July (and beyond) at the Judge Eghart House. Celebrate quaint Victorian traditions. From the music, to the toys, to the decorations, take a trip back in the happiest season of all!
2015 EXHIBITS: MAY 24- JULY 12. Whether the beauty and intricacy of hand-sewn quilts grabs your attention, or you are curious about what Victorian clothing looks like, this special display had something for everyone. The display about textiles featured a quilt turning.
2014 EXHIBIT: MAY 25 – AUGUST 31. Displays of the work of Port Washington artist Eleanor Thien, whose father founded the village of Thiensville, as well as the work of some of her students.
Other local families have contributed items to the house from the 1850 – 1900 period. They include Wild Rose tea set, hand painted, along with glassware, a serving bowl and tray and textiles. A beautiful white lawn shirt waist and camisole is on display in the bedroom, and a white lawn christening gown adorns the black walnut cradle. A pre-Civil War era doll with china head, feet and hands. The Eghart House contains an outstanding collection of Victorian furniture and other household goods.
2013 SPECIAL EVENT: The Judge Eghart House hosted a book signing, July 21, for “Where Time Stood Still” booklet, written by Bruce and Carol Bamberg. Bruce Bamberg is a descendant of the Eghart family, and referenced family letters to write the book from the point of view of each of the Eghart family members.
2013 EXHIBITS: JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 1. The people of the Victorian era were gadget lovers and highly inventive folks. During the last half of the nineteenth century, many of our everyday tools were invented, such as the Domestic sewing machine in 1861.