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Two exhibits in Skillman Library through December feature the history of Lafayette's McKelvy House. Designed by McKim, Mead & White and built in 1888, it is now the home of the distinctive McKelvy House Scholars Program.

On display in the Special Collections Reading Room is an exhibit entitled “'Oakhurst' – McKelvy House: Three Generations” focusing on the house's architecture, the history of the two families that owned it, and the story of the McKelvy House Scholars Program. A highlight is the series of watercolor designs for the interiors made for the McKelvy family around 1914. A recent gift to Lafayette from Graham McKelvy Walker, these watercolors have just undergone extensive conservation treatment. Floor plans, photographs, and other documents are also shown. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The other exhibit, on view in the library's photography gallery from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, is drawn from the 1998 Rizzoli publication The Houses of McKim, Mead & White by Samuel G. White with photos by Jonathan Wallen. A selection of the book's magnificent color photographs is on display, along with a group of newly commissioned photos of McKelvy House made by Wallen this summer for the Friends of Skillman Library.

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