part of the occupants' lives. Seven Hearths was willed
to the Society by famed artist George Laurence Nelson,
who bought the dilapidated structure in 1919, restored
it and lived in it until his death in 1978. Mr. Nelson
wrote an enchanting account of his love affair with
Seven Hearths, entitled New Life for Old Timber,
which is available from the Historical Society bookstore.
Exhibitions at Seven Hearths are changed each year.
These include exhibitions from the Society's own collection,
collections on loan, community exhibits, as well as
presentations of the work of Mr. Nelson and his parents,
who were also artists.
Seven Hearths is closed for the summer of 2012, but
can be visited at anytime by appointment. We enjoy giving
private tours! If you are unable to visit us in person,
we invite you to take a virtual tour of the house with