October 23 - Pease Portrait Unveiled
October 23 (Saturday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) Portrait Unveiled! Oberlin's First Settler Peter Pindar Pease. Celebrate the unveiling of a previously unknown portrait of the town's first settler, Peter Pindar Pease (1795-1861) as this new gem is added to the Oberlin Heritage Center collection. Painted in 1842 by Pease's nephew, artist Hiram Alonzo Pease (1820-1881), the portrait was donated to the Heritage Center last year by Peter's great-great-granddaughter, Susan Pease Morgenthaler, of Yuma, Arizona. The painting recently was restored by McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory of Oberlin through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Learn more about Pease, who arrived in Oberlin via ox wagon on April 19, 1833 with his wife and five children (including nephew, Alonzo) to help clear lands given to John J. Shipherd for the Oberlin Colony. Following the event, the portrait will hang in the newly refurbished Monroe House front parlor. Join us for this up-close view of the portrait, its subject, and the artist in Heiser Auditorium, Kendal at Oberlin. Free and open to the public.