MESDA’s Tennessee Room

View of the Tennessee Room at MESDA

View of the Tennessee Room at MESDA

The Museum of Early Decorative Arts features twelve gallery spaces that display early arts objects from all over the South.  Recently, MESDA celebrated the grand opening of the Tennessee Room, which focuses on early material culture found exclusively in Tennessee.  The space is set up in a period room fashion and features not only Tennessee furnishings, but decorative interiors as

Board member, Tracey Parks, uses the measured drawings that I created to recreate the stencil pattern in the Tennessee Room.

Board member, Tracey Parks, uses the measured drawings that I created to recreate the stencil pattern in the Tennessee Room.

well.  In 2013, members of the MESDA staff and board requested the use of measured drawings of stencil patterns that I collected and recreated from an 19th century home in Sumner County, Hawthorn Hill.  The stenciling is now on display for visitors.