THE MARTHA WASHINGTON INN & SPA ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
“MINIATURES AT THE MARTHA,” OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THIS JUNE
Abingdon, VA – The Martha Washington Inn & Spa invites the public to view “Miniatures at The Martha,” a special exhibit of hand-crafted dollhouses, on display June 1-30, 2019. The thirteen dollhouses featured were built by Asheville artist Sally Habermeyer for her own private collection, and have never before been displayed to the public. The exhibit will be located in the East Parlor of the Inn, and open daily from 2pm to 7pm.
Each of the 13 dollhouses on display is hand-constructed and decorated, with an astounding level of detail, including working electric lights, needlepointed carpets and wall hangings, and custom furniture pieces. The houses include a Christmas-themed house, a [fill in the blank], and a Tudor design inspired by the artist’s own home in Asheville, NC.
For dollhouse constructor Sally Habermeyer, these one-of-a-kind creations are a labor of love. “As the mother of two boys, I was not interested in dollhouses until after my first granddaughter was born,” says Habermeyer. Since that time, she has constructed over 20 houses, as well as “rehabbing” dollhouses for select friends and clients.
The exhibit is free to view, but The Martha is encouraging the public to make a donation at the door to benefit Washington County Virginia Habitat for Humanity. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, WCHFH provides the community with hope for the future. Putting faith in to action by helping build, renovate and educate partner families to become financially stable and independent homeowners. WCHFH has been leading the community for 20 years in promoting the understanding of housing as a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
Adds Chris Lowe, General Manager of The Martha, “This is a great partnership for all involved and we are excited that The Inn was chosen to showcase this remarkable exhibit.”
In addition to the exhibit, open daily from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is offering a special high tea on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of June. Guests and members of the public can enjoy a refined tea service, including sweet and savory goodies, while they explore the dollhouse collection. Perfect for girlfriend getaways and mother-daughter outings. Reservations required.
Book the “Miniatures at the Martha” overnight package, and enjoy the exhibit as well as one night in a luxury room, high tea for two, full-service hot breakfast for two, and a special miniature gift set to commemorate your visit.
For more information on “Miniatures at The Martha,” or to make a reservation for High Tea during the month of June, call (276) 628-3161.