New Life For Connecticut Trees
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The Connecticut Historical Society Museum recently opened an exhibition called New Life For Connecticut Trees: furniture by City Bench.The show focuses on the rich history of Connecticut trees through photos and text as well as the furniture making process of City Bench, a wood reclamation and furniture fabrication organization based in New Haven, CT.
While the museum has over 8,000 priceless objects ranging from tavern signs and textiles to traditional New England furniture, CHS director Kate Steinway sought to mount a show proving that, 'history is a relevant, living thing.
' This exhibition is unique in that visitors are encouraged to sit in the chairs and run their fingers across the silky smooth table-tops, allowing a transfer of history from the past to the present.City Bench was founded two years ago by brothers Ted and Zeb Esselstyn.
Ted was working as an artist, muralist and furniture maker in Connecticut, and Zeb had recently completed graduate studies in journalism in New York.While working on an educational display for the Connecticut Resource and Recovery Authority for school children, Ted learned that the average American generates over one ton of garbage a year, and had an epiphany about the material consumption in...