Hoyt for the Holidays

Holiday Workshops

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop 1: Winter 23
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Jan 28, 2023

Learn the basic skills of the copper foil method to by creating a simple sun catcher! Choose from a selection of seasonal patterns to cut, grind, foil and solder glass into a lovely work of art for your window! Tuition includes all materials.

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $80. Members: $65.

Stained Glass Sun Catcher Workshop 2: Winter 23
$80 Non-members | $65 Members
Instructor: Louis Recchione
Save the Date: Feb 25, 2023

Learn the basic skills of the copper foil method to by creating a simple sun catcher! Choose from a selection of seasonal patterns to cut, grind, foil and solder glass into a lovely work of art for your window! Tuition includes all materials.

Capacity: 8 students. Minimum: 3 students. Ages: 18+. Non-members: $80. Members: $65.

Local Art by Local Artists

Looking for a unique gift idea? Look no further than the Hoyt Gift Shop! Featuring local art by local artists, the gift shop is open Tuesday – Thursday, 11 am – 8 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm.

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Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 20, 11 am – 3 pm

Tour the decked halls, shop local art in the gift shop, make holiday crafts, visit with Santa & more!

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Holiday House Tours

Tour the Hoyt West Period House decked out for the Holidays!

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In the Galleries

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Bow and Arrows Plaque

Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art

Mystical, evocative, and sometimes simply strange, the art of  fraternal practice is rich in symbols that are oddly familiar yet strikingly uncommon. Through arcane and alluring artifacts, Mystery  and Benevolence brings to light the histories of the Freemasons and the  Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, two fraternal secret societies  with deep roots in American history. The over eighty carvings, textiles,  sculptures, and adornments that constitute this exhibition were used  from the late eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, and retain  their clandestine allure to this day.

Mystery & Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art was organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

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“Fraternity of Brothers: Freemasonry in the Valley of New Castle”.

Shortly after the end of World War I, Freemasonry numbered nearly 6000 men in the Valley of New Castle, prompting the first Commander in Chief, Brother John S. Wallace,  to conceive a Masonic Temple large enough to house the growing numbers.  The Milwaukee firms of Mr. R.G. Schmidt and S.M. Seisel, architect and contractor, were hired and construction began in 1924.  When the cornerstone was laid on June 10,1925, thousands of spectators joined the celebration of what was then the largest facility between New York and Chicago.  Interior work continued for another year, and the Scottish Rite Cathedral opened for official use on November 8, 1926.  This exhibition of art and artifacts from the Scottish Rite Cathedral’s private collection pays tribute to the building’s construction and the history of the more than two dozen Masonic groups that continue to meet there today.

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