Hearthside earns national awards for exhibit, book

Hearthside earns national awards for exhibit, book

LINCOLN - Lincoln's 200-year-old Hearthside House has won four awards from two museum organizations for their exhibits and publications.

Last year's "Color & Light: Early 20th Century Portraits of Hearthside," an exhibit that featured 50 hand-colored photographs done between 1907 and 1912 by Rhode Island photographers David Davidson and Rufus Waterman, was selected for a 2013 Leadership in History Merit Award from the American Association for State and Local History.

The exhibit was organized by Friends of Hearthside President Kathy Hartley, Vice President John Scanlon and museum curator David Olstein.

Its poster, designed by Julie Fry of Providence, was also chosen as the first place winner for Marketing/PR Materials in the 2013 Publications Awards competition by New England Museum Association.

The exhibit catalog, also designed by Fry, won honorable mention in the Exhibition Catalogue category.

"Hearthside House," a book about the history of Hearthside, won honorable mention in the Books category. The book was written by Hartley, edited by Nina Markov and designed by Seth Hamilton.