Testing the New DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera For iPhone and iPad at The California Science Center-San Francisco
I ran across the DxO ONE 20.2 MP Digital Camera…
This museum is set among beautiful scenery. It showcases Grace Hudson’s artwork along with local artist work for special exhibits–right now it’s quilts. Grace and her husband John— lived in one of the first homes built in the small town of Ukiah, California. The circa 1911 home is available for tours upon request. George Wilcox an architect and photographer built the craftsman style home specifically detailed to Grace and John’s Taste. The Hudsons never had any children but left the house to Grace’s niece Melissa who in return left it to the city (upon Melissa and her husbands deaths) to be made into a museum that would showcase the lives of her Aunt and Uncle. This famous destination is a great stop if you are traveling up the 101 in California–the gift shop sells replica’s of her beautiful paintings and other local pieces made my local artists.
There is construction going on right now outside of the Museum-you will have to park on the street. If you have handicapped people or elderly people–you can drop them off easily in the front before parking.
There is a few photos of old town Ukiah available to take a gander at–these kind of photos are my favorite!
This is the family lineage room-it is absolutely astonishing to see how much history was preserved with this familly!
Here is Grace in her younger years.
And her husband John.
I thought this was a very interesting piece of history–some of John’s doctor instruments and medicines.
This tiny little gun was Grace’s–it is so so tiny! The picture really doesn’t show how tiny this was.
Things from her dressing table.
This is the basket display room–I’m not much into basket weaving but if you are, you will love this.
Here is Melissa Ball Carpenter–Grace’s niece who the entire estate was left to.
The back of the museum has a lot of Grace’s Paintings.
This was one of my favorite paintings. So cute!
I requested a tour and a very kind and knowledgeable attendant gave us a lovely tour.
Here is the back of the house–I was told they would be building area’s for outdoor classes and demonstrations.
A typical built-in in the Craftsman style home.
The kitchen was re-modeled in the 40’s by Melissa-there are no photo’s to show what it may have looked like before then.
Here we have Grace’s studio where all the magic happened! The window on the side used to be more of a “sky light” with glass on the top. It had a reflective piece she could tilt down to add even more light to the room. I can see why she needed this–the house was very very dark. Grace’s actual stair and stencil still sit in its place.
This fire place is on the other side of Grace’s studio.
Grace and John used the platform on the right as a stage for when they were entertaining guests.
John built this front door himself.
This asian art piece was a gift from their grounds keeper–Mr. Wong.
Below is John’s study.
The dining room has the original dining set from England. The sideboard on the left was built by their architect and given to them as a gift after the home was built.
The story I was told about these tea cups–is that it belonged to a relative of Grace’s that was passed down and may have very well been served to Mrs. Lincoln upon a visit.
Here is Grace and John’s room–the tulips she stenciled herself are still in great shape along with the piece of fabric given to them by Mr. Wong.
I love this photo of John and Grace in the later years.
I went to the Cemetery and found her grave with the Phoenix on top–the symbol of Immortality.
Grace’s grave is a few feet in front of the Phoenix with a simple G H engraved on top.
If you love art and history I definitely recommend this museum! My few photo’s don’t do it justice. Pop in during the week Wednesday–Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and Sunday: 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
Students and Seniors: $3
Free to all on the first Friday
of each month.
To schedule School & Private Group Tours call the Museum.
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Happy Museum wandering!