French Finery in Dallas: History, Antiques & Travels
Whimsey Shoppe founders Wendell and Suzie Patterson will discuss French regional antiques and their influence on Dallas design at 2 p.m. October 20 during the next in a series of educational events at the historic Aldredge House.
The Pattersons operated their popular store on Henderson Avenue for more than thirty years and were pioneers in introducing French country style to Dallas along with fine antique furnishings. The French Finery discussion is free and open to the public. But due to limited seating, registration is requested at www.friendsofaldredgehouse.org.
The discussion will be part of a full schedule of fun and interesting programs presented by the Friends of Aldredge House at the 102-year-old home at 5500 Swiss Avenue. Historic preservation consultant Evelyn Montgomery also will talk about the French, Belgian and Swiss settlers who formed La Reunion, a Utopian Community, back in the 1850s on land that is now West Dallas.
In addition, participants who donate $25 to the Friends of Aldredge House will be eligible for a drawing for a free night's stay for two at the downtown Adolphus Hotel, which is sponsoring the lecture.
The Friends of Aldredge House is a nonprofit organization formed to provide programs and support for the Aldredge House as one of Dallas' first historic house museums.