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“Be a Friend, Bring a Friend”: Friends of the Golda Meir Library Members-Only Special Event

September 30 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

houseJoin us for this special members-only annual celebration of the Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library!

This year the event will be held at the home of Friends members Emily and Michael Robertson, 2808 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53211.

If you aren’t a Friend already–or your membership has lapsed–you may join online or at the door.

RSVP by Sept. 21 at (414) 229-6202 or libadmin@uwm.edu

About the event

  • Tour the George R. Harsh home built in 1908 and designed by William H. Schuchardt.
  • Participate in a cork pull with fabulous wines.
  • “Raise the paddle” to support library internships.
  • Bid on a beautiful handcrafted hooked wool rug.
  • View rare and unique items from the distinctive collections in the Golda Meir Library.
  • Enjoy fellowship and light refreshments.

About the house

The George R. Harsh home was built in the Tudor style featuring leaded glass windows, extraordinary original woodwork, a beautifully paneled dining room with lovely plastered ceiling featuring a horse, a hog and a griffin. The grand staircase leads one gently to the second floor featuring five bedrooms. To ascend quickly one would use the servant’s staircase which can also lead one to the third floor featuring two bedrooms, a bath and what has been described as an unfinished ball room.

Special Silent Auction

Those interested will have the opportunity to bid on a beautiful and unique wall-hanging created by the artist (and co-host) Emily Robertson.

wall hangingTitle: English Garden
Size: 50” x 36”
Artist: Emily Robertson
Handcrafted hooked wool rug with a cotton backing. The idea for the piece came while the artist was visiting a friend in Oxton, England. It depicts a joyous summer garden in full bloom. A copy of a book in which the piece appears will accompany the rug.

Details

Date:
September 30
Time:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM