Local artists’ works displayed at Schaeffler House
An oil painting created in 1902 by Ida Schaeffler will be on display at the historic Schaeffler House, 312 E. Grand St. in Hillsboro along with 15 other paintings by local artists, for six weeks beginning April 6.
Some of the paintings are from Hillsboro Museums’ collection. Others are held privately and not often displayed for the public.
Ida Schaeffler, wife of William Schaeffler, oversaw the construction and decoration of their house in 1909. The couple ran Schaeffler Mercantile from 1887 to the 1950s. She managed her own millinery and dressmaking business.
Paintings by Norton Goertz have been seen at the Kansas Watercolor Society’s national exhibitions. He painted more than 700 works of art. He was owner of a funeral home and furniture store.
Emma Flaming painted many western and winter scenes. She turned some paintings into original Christmas cards to send to family and friends.
The exhibit, funded by Hillsboro Community Foundation and Friends of Hillsboro Museums, is an opportunity to enjoy paintings in a historic century-old home, coordinator Steve Fast said.
Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; or by appointment at (620) 947-3775.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for preschoolers.