The Meadows to host Holiday Open House

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, will host a Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. Shown are two still lifes by Severin Roesen, which will be on display at the event.

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, will host a Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. Shown is a still life by Severin Roesen, which will be on display at the event.

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, will host a Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. This year, The Meadows is a part of the 19th annual Victorian Christmas activities.

Guests will tour the facility that is decorated for the holidays and meet the residents, families and staff. The event will feature musical entertainment with Ruth Hunter on harp and Tom Wetzel on piano. Hear holiday favorites and sounds of the season. Guests will be treated to holiday hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments. All attendees will be eligible to win door prizes.

Event guests will be able to view The Park Home Art and Antique Collection. It showcases artworks dating from the late 18th century in to the 20th century. The largest group of paintings in the collection features landscape and farm animals. The best known paintings in the collection are two stunning still lifes by Severin Roesen.

• Severin Roesen (1814-1872), Still Life with Fruit. Signed. 36” x 51″. Oil on Canvas.

• Severin Roesen (1814-1872), Still Life with Fruit and Flowers. Signed. 36” x 51″. Oil on Canvas.

In addition to the paintings, the collection also features sculpture such as bronzes of David and Psyche and antique furniture. The Victorian furniture in The Park Home Collection mostly represents Rococo Revival (French Style) or Renaissance Revival styles.

The paintings, sculpture and furniture was collected by William Budd Stuart (1866-1951) and furnished The Park Home, which Stuart opened in 1940, a long-term boarding home where many Williamsport ladies spent their later years. The residents enjoyed these gracious adornments.

Today, residents of The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, have the opportunity to enjoy the collection that adorns the walls and hallways of the community.

Reservations are preferred by Friday and can be made by calling 570-433-4663 or emailing marketing@the­parkhomemeadows.org, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information visit theparkhomemeadows.org.

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