Peters Margedant House At The University of Evansville Awarded The 2019 Servaas Memorial Award

first_imgOn September 14, 2019 the Friends of the Peters-Margedant House received Indiana Landmarks’ 2019 Servaas Memorial Award in the youth-serving category for its work to engage the next generation in preservation and history, recruiting students in its efforts to promote Evansville’s Peters-Margedant House.According to the Indiana Landmarks website, the Servaas Award recognizes outstanding achievements in historic preservation, and is awarded to programs that engage young people in preservation or elevate their appreciation of landmarks, especially programs that have ongoing impact.In 2014, the Peters-Margedant House was listed on Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list, which led to the formation of the Friends and a plan to move the tiny home for use as a learning lab at the University of Evansville. Now restored, the house hosts regular guided tours. This year, a semester-long course will challenge college students to figure out how to equip the house with self-guiding tour technology.“It’s really the type of architecture that appeals to children of all ages,” noted Dr. Heidi Strobel, curator at the house. “For the elementary students, it’s on their scale. For students heading to college who are environmentally engaged and like the idea of leaving a small footprint, it resonates with them as well.”The 552-square-foot Peters-Margedant House was designed and built in 1934 by William Wesley Peters, a one-time student at Evansville College and MIT. Peters went on to be the first apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and became the great architect’s right hand man, working on such structures as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.Wes Peters and the Peters-Margedant House are the subjects of an exhibit called “William Wesley Peters: Evansville’s Connection to the World of Frank Lloyd Wright,” which is running at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science through October 27, 2019. Images, drawings, and models will illustrate Peters’ career while he was in Evansville, as well as his work with Wright and post-Wright.Those interested in the Peters-Margedant House are welcome to visit campus for a tour. Upcoming open house dates include September 21 and 28, and October 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan’s New Film & More!

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kevin Spacey Gives Audience Member a Lesson on Unquestioning Loyalty Kevin Spacey had our unquestioning loyalty the minute his sinister House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, demanded it. Unfortunately, one audience member at London’s Old Vic seemed to have missed the Netflix series, and received a lesson that they will not be forgetting at the opening night of the Tony and Oscar winner’s latest play, Clarence Darrow. The Daily Mail reports that a mobile started ringing, causing the Tony and Oscar winner, in character, to yell: “if you don’t answer that, I will.” We imagine they will be triple checking all their electronic devices are turned off at the theater from now on. Star Files Jeremy Jordan and More Broadway Alums Board Outliving Emily Broadway vets Jeremy Jordan, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich and Phylicia Rashad will star in Eric Weber’s Outliving Emily. Variety reports that the film follows the stormy marriage of a couple over fifty years, with six vignettes being portrayed by 12 actors. Mariah Carey May Duet With Frozen’s Olaf Looks like Mariah Carey’s determined to be the Queen of the Christmas charts.  A rumor has appeared on that the superstar is looking to duet with Frozen’s lovable snowman on a remake of her hit “All I Want for Christmas is You,” for her upcoming festive album. Tony nominee Josh Gad, who plays Olaf in the hit movie, is no doubt eagerly anticipating Carey’s call. Judi Dench and Matthew Morrison to Star Opposite Prince Harry’s Ex in Tom Stoppard Film This is a sentence we never saw ourselves typing. Dame Judi Dench and Glee favorite Matthew Morrison, along with Prince Harry’s ex Cressida Bonas, have joined the cast of the movie Tulip Fever, scripted by Tony winner Tom Stoppard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dench will rescue orphaned children as The Abbess of St. Ursula’s, Morrison will play a drunk artist called Mattheus, while Bonas will play Mrs. Steen, a merchant’s young wife. Supermodel Cara Delevigne, along with Zach Galifianakis, Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz will also appear.center_img Jeremy Jordan Josh Gad View Comments Matthew Morrisonlast_img read more