Meinders Library will be hosting Natalie Heneghan at 6:30pm on Monday, November 20.
The Cass Gilbert Society has been hunting down and rounding up the original furnishings from the Minnesota State Capitol. Of the roughly 1,600 pieces of furniture designed by Cass Gilbert, just over half are known to still exist.
On Monday, Ms. Heneghan will share her experiences tracking down these 100-year-old furnishings–including chairs, desks, and original windows–as well as the stories of these objects from then to now. In addition, she will talk about the pieces that are still at-large in hopes of gleaning tips on where to find more of these valuable furnishings.
To learn first hand about the art behind the architecture of our State Capitol, please join project manager Natalie Heneghan at the library.