On Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m., Kemble Widmer will be speaking in the Carolyn Lynch Education Center at the Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington Street. Widmer, will speak about the relationship between Jeremiah Lee, Marblehead’s wealthiest merchant, and Nathaniel Gould, Salem’s most prominent cabinetmaker.
Widmer will examine Marblehead’s influence on a young Nathaniel Gould, furniture that Jeremiah Lee purchased from Gould, and Gould’s contribution to the building of Jeremiah Lee’s mansion 250 years ago.
Kem Widmer is an independent early American furniture scholar with a specialization in North Shore furniture and was the curator of the recent Nathaniel Gould exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. A retired business-owner who has collected North Shore furniture for many years, Widmer moved to the North Shore and could indulge his long-standing passion and quest to identify furniture made in Salem, Marblehead, and Ipswich.
The Marblehead Museum Spring Lecture Series is sponsored by Marble Harbor Investment Counsel. Admission to the lecture is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Reservations are suggested at 781-631-1768.