How should we think of these Historic Houses? As examples of preserved architecture? Or as spaces where culture continues to be produced and engaged? Or are they tourist/souvenir sites?
Honeysuckle vine is one of the design motifs of the Pleasant Home. In this piece, an old canning jar, etched with the word "Preserve", contains a dried honeysuckle vine. Next to it is a museum vitrine, also containing dried honeysuckle, etched with 'Preserve". A cutting from a living vine, planted the same year the house was built, is in a vase marked 'Alive". And an antique cookie jar marked "remember' holds souvenir coins stamped with the abstracted honeysuckle motif inside the plastic bubbles used in vending machines.