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Weston Art Exhibit Looks into Lachat Past

WESTON, Conn. – Westonites can get a rare glimpse into the early farming history of the Lachat property at the “The Celebration of Farms and Farming” art exhibit at the Weston Public Library .

The exhibit, sponsored by Friends of Lachat, includes Lachat Farm images never before seen by the public. The farm was built by David Godfrey in 1770. Several photos of the Lachat family, the Lachat barn and Godfrey Pond will also be on display.

“I would like to think of this as an honor and tribute to the Lachat family. I think this is what they deserve,” said Ginger Jespersen, business manager of the exhibit and a member of the Friends of Lachat.

Other Weston artists showing their work include Margaret Wirtenberg, Auddrey Klotz, Andy Neilly, Bobbie Eike Mullen, Ginger Jespersen, Ellin Spadone, Laura Wilk, Liz Ward and Georgiana Silk. Some of the historical paintings of the Lachat Farm will be on loan from Alex Shook and Carolyn Blackburn Klahr. Original photographs, on loan from Juliana Lachat from Jeff Wilkens, will also be on display.

Friends of Lachat hope to raise community awareness and funding for the restoration and preservation of the Juliana Lachat Preserve and farmhouse.

Anyone is interested in purchasing any of the works, can call Jespersen at 203-227-0514.

The event will run from Jan. 8 to Jan. 27 in the Community Room of the library. A reception will be held Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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