Long Branch plans for new era

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Posted: March 28, 2013

The Winchester Star

Nicholas Redding, executive director of Historic Long Branch, with an 1840-1850 butler’s chest that was an original piece in the house. It was given back to Long Branch by descendants of the Nelson family. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
The 7,000-square-foot home at Long Branch. The house was built circa 1811 and was designed in part by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect of the U.S. Capitol.
Cassie Ward, director of public programs at Historic Long Branch, checks on the painting being done by employee Lizzie Ryan in the room that will be the changing exhibition space. It is to be completed by fall. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Nicholas Redding, executive director at Historic Long Branch, on the belvedere atop the house. A belvedere is an architectural structure built to take advantage of a scenic view. It will be renovated as part of the first major capital upgrade at the historic property.

MILLWOOD — Visiting a historic house isn’t what it used to be. The public wants to be more engaged.

Officials at Historic Long Branch in Millwood are aware of the change and are working toward …

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