Introduction | The Team | The Process | Key Findings | The Opportunites
In the summer of 2009, Blithewold issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a Master Plan to create "a roadmap for moving forward responsibly, to fulfill the organization's mission." A multidisciplinary team led by Ann Beha Architects was selected in December 2009 and began work in February 2010.
The Master Plan considered both the physical structure of the site and the philosophical, administrative and financial framework required to sustain it. Work began with research in the Archives and interviews and assessments of the site, structures and organization of Blithewold. More than fifteen workshops were held over eighteen months with staff, trustees and distinguished advisors, as well as volunteers, neighbors and the public. These clarified needs and concerns and provided an opportunity for all to dream about what Blithewold could offer 10 to 20 years from now.
Wednesday, May 15
- Wednesday, June 19
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, May 23
Tree Mob at the Arnold Arboretum
Saturday, May 25
Behind the Scenes Tour
Marjorie’s dove tree turns 40
(May 16, '13)
It’s a lucky visitor whose gaze turns east along the path between the mansion and the Enclosed Garden, instead of west across the blooming North Garden and Great Lawn to Narragansett Bay. The western view is a compelling one to be sure and even I am caught up short by it every time I walk ...
The Costume Collection
(Jan 07, '13)
Many of you already know about the fabulous collection of gowns and accessories belonging to Bessie Van Wickle McKee that came home to Blithewold last year. Forty-one dresses with accessories, coats, and hats, had been given to the Colonial Dames … Continue reading