Scenic Route

Subjects: Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9-12
Source: Ovation TV

Travel and style writer David Keep travels to a farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s. The state has given this house to a couple who plans to restore the home with their own money, a venture estimated to cost $150,000. In return, the couple will get to live in the house for free. The project is a vast undertaking and upon completion the house must be made open to the public at least twice a year for tours. Next, we'll move on to The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, a laboratory of sorts for art restoration, dealing with everything from WWI photographs to classic paintings. We'll learn about the current technologies that bring damaged pieces of art back to life.

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Scenic Route

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