by Kristina Perino
The historic Rengstorff House is pleased to announce its next exhibition entitled “From Horse & Buggy to the Model T: Turn of the Century Transportation, Then and Now.” It features photographs of scow schooners, livery stables, wagons, stagecoaches, electric cars (from nearby towns/cities), early railroad scenes and more. The exhibit will also feature modern day color photographs of vintage automobiles in partnership with the Santa Clara Horseless Carriage Club andSanta Clara Valley Model T Ford Club. The exhibit runs May 20 through July 25, on public tour days of Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. “Meet and Greet” with participating car owners on Sunday, July 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM.
On Sunday, May 20 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM, the Friends of ‘R’ house announce “Victorian Play Day,” an afternoon of hands-on activities for children and the whole family. Spread the word, and tell a friend! The event is free and coincides with the opening of the transportation exhibit.
For additional information about Mountain View’s oldest home and one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast, please visit www.r-house.org or call (650) 903-6392. You may also “save the date” for the annual Arts Festival, which includes fine art on display in the house, and concerts and performances in the gardens. Stay tuned as the schedule becomes available!