Silent Witness to History

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Silent Witness to History

May 28, 2014

Silent Witness to History:  Furniture Restoration on the Floor of Congress
Green Bay, WI---May 28, 2014--- Join furniture maker and restoration specialist, Bill Robillard, as he shares photographs and stories of the effort to restore one of the most recognizable and photographed pieces of American furniture – the House Dais. 
On March 1, 1954, members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party opened gunfire on the House Chamber, injuring five members of Congress.  Sixty years later, the platform – from which the President presents the State of the Union address – continues to bear silent witness to the Capitol shooting incident. 
Silent Witness will explain the challenges of restoring such an important piece of history, while preserving its storied past!  Also, get a sneak peek into the Neville’s upcoming restoration project, the Kaap’s Restaurant booth and candy counter.
You can see Silent Witness to History: Furniture Restoration on the Floor of Congress on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Neville Public Museum.  Program is free, seating is limited.
Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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