Book Club Gives Valentine to Governor’s Mansion

Eunice Straub photo.

Eunice Straub photo.


On this day, next to the ancient fireplace where generations of Missourians warmed their feet, the Tuesday Club’s gift to the old mansion drew every admiring eye.

Over many decades, the needlepoint art that stretched across the old wooden frame of the parlor’s fireplace screen had finally succumbed to age. Enter the Tuesday Book Club, who enlisted artist Kate Freter to craft a new needlepoint for the fireplace screen. And local antique furniture restorer Cornie Westerman made some repairs to the priceless wooden frame.

The screen joins the other works of art in a museum you should add to your bucket list. After all, it’s your house, too.

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