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Archival Treasures of a Monuments Man
November 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Archival Treasures of a Monuments Man: Marvin Ross Before the Hammond-Harwood House
Marvin Chauncey Ross joined the Hammond-Harwood House Furnishings Committee in 1948. As a Trustee, he was instrumental in some of the most valuable acquisitions of 18th-century American furnishings for the museum. But, what about his life before that time? During World War II, Ross was a Monuments Man. Baltimore-based archivist Melissa Wertheimer shares documents from the Marvin Chauncey Ross Papers at the Walters Art Museum to fill in the gaps about Ross’s military service and his contributions to museums in the Maryland-DC region.
60 minute talk will be presented by archivist Melissa Wertheimer, who worked with the Marvin Ross papers at the Walters Art Museum. Lecture will be held in the ballroom, please check into the visitor’s center door closest to gate three on Maryland Avenue at the museum.
Free and Open to the public