The Cultural Facilities Fund awarded Chesterwood Museum and Estate $250,000 to undertake a comprehensive restoration of the interior, exterior, and structural supports of Daniel Chester French’s Studio.
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Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.
Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic [...]
In honor of Women’s History Month, we fondly remember Daniel Chester French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973). Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Peggy, as she was called by her family and friends, spent 77 years on her father’s country estate in Stockbridge. Thanks to her foresight and generosity, Chesterwood is preserved as a museum and historic site today.
Margaret French Cresson