Painted Ladies

2:30 pm - Meet at the church parking lot (208 West Gray Street) and join us on the bus to visit the following homes and businesses:
   1. William E. Knapp (“Jennie Fasset Cottage”) – 459 West First St.
   2. Shane Searfoss and Brandon Seager – 424 West Church St.
    3. Rev. Fr. Donald Matthews – 411 West Church St.
   4. James Capriotti  ("Gillett House") – 378 West Church St.
   5. The Christmas House – 361 Maple Ave.
   6. Vicki Rachel and Cy Haverley ("John Brand, Sr. House) - 405 Maple Ave.
Note: Michael Larson and Elizabeth Pomada, authors of America’s Painted Ladies: The Ultimate Celebration of Our Victorianswill join us on the bus tour. Reservations are limited to the first 20 people signing up.

5:00 pm - Join us in Beecher Hall for…
   • Book signings of America’s Painted Ladies: The Ultimate Celebration of Our Victorians
   • Wine tasting provided by Fulkerson Winery (2011 Pinot Noir, 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling, Red Zeppelin & 2013 Moscato)
   • A presentation on "Victoriana" by Antique Revival
   • Tour of the landmark church where Mark Twain worshipped and played billiards with Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, known         as “the first institutional church in America”

6:00 pm - Enjoy a scrumptious dinner provided by Bill Knapp Catering
   Menu:  to be announced - vegetarian option will be available

7:00 pm - Meet in the sanctuary for a lecture and panel discussion. Elizabeth Pomada and Michael Larsen will share photos and insights of their many years researching “painted ladies.”

Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges of neighborhood revitalization in the Southern Tier that will include:
   • James Capriotti (developer and recipient of Historic Elmira’s 2011 Preservation Award)
   • Elise Johnson-Schmidt (principal of Preservation Architects in Corning)
   • The Rev. Fr. Donald Matthews (rector of Grace Episcopal Church and owner of a recently restored painted lady)
   • Charles Pomada (Treasurer and Board Member of Historic Ithaca)
   • Brent Stermer (Elmira City Councilman, realtor, and owner of a painted lady)
   • Moderator: Franc R. Laux, a member of the Board of Trustees for Historic Elmira

$25 for the bus tour and $20 for the reception, dinner, and lecture, or $40 for both
$34.95 (standard retail) for a copy of America’s Painted Ladies: The Ultimate Celebration of Our Victorians (purchase of book is optional)
All proceeds over costs will go for the roof repair fund of the church.
For more information and reservations, contact the church office at 607-733-9104 or email