The last regular tour of freshly-painted Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home is on Labor Day from 1-4 p.m.
The accent color has been changed to more accurately reflect paint colors from the 1880s and 1890s. A rich yellow has taken the place of the former pink hue.
Inside the home, changes have been made in 2019, as well. Although the first floor remains virtually the same from year to year, the second floor has more displays this year. Wedding dresses from Ada Clark, Esther Weller Kenyon and Jean Kenyon Loveless are displayed. Hats from Alice Cramer and Esther Kenyon, along with Jean Kenyon’s dress from the mid-1930s, can be seen in the nursery.
Although regular tours will be over on Labor Day, the home is not closed.
• On Sept. 7, “Murder in the Mansion” returns with a change: only ladies are invited to this dinner given by Alice Cramer while Nelson is away on business. In October, men will again be invited to attend, if Alice is up to hosting another party.
• Oktoberfest, the second annual, will take place on Sept. 21 with beer (from Ben’s Brewing Co.), brats (with all the trimmings) and a band (the Tyndall Accordion Club). An early-bird special is available until Sept. 8. Get tickets by going to the Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home Facebook page, contacting a board member, leaving a message at 665-7470 or contacting Veronica Trezona at 660-5612 (call or text).
The home and grounds are available for private events: wedding or baby showers, birthday parties, weddings, any celebrations. Call 665-7470 or contact Veronica Trezona at 660-5612.