Boyertown – Bob Wood, historian, writer, teacher, artist, potter, and popular presenter invites history buffs to his Sunday afternoon history talks at Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, beginning on September 16, 2018, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Local history, interspersed with memories of his own life as a young boy on the farm, continue to inspire Wood’s weekly columns found in local newspapers and his casual Sunday afternoon discussions.
September 16: The Markley Diaries—A detailed and sometimes surprising primary source record of local folk life and business in the late 18thcentury.
September 30: Spring Houses—“An ever flowing spring” was a valuable addition to early homesteads, and spring houses were soon constructed wherever possible.
October 21: “Drafted Clubs”—How Civil War draftees bought substitutes—Staggering casualty numbers terrified draftees into buying substitutes to serve in their stead.
October 28: Sanatoga Speedway “The Action Track”—Mid-centurySanatoga stock car racescan best be described as, “for-the-fun-of-it,”yet thousands of fans filled the stands to cheer on their favorites.
November 4: Farewell to Freinsheim: The story of the Sea voyage to Colonial America; plus an Antes Family timeline.
Studio B Art Gallery:
Studio B, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns.
Studio B celebrates lifelong learning, creativity and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seeks to be a dynamic part of Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of fine artists in themed exhibits—some juried, some open to all—and welcomes art in diverse media. In addition to art exhibits, workshops, and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on assorted topics for small groups or meetings, gallery talks, and “Getting to Know You” opportunities.
Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take lessons in the visual, literary, and communication arts offered by highly-trained local artists and teachers; and schedule small events or parties in its elegant facility. The studio proudly collaborates with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.
Studio B receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.