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COMMUNITY7InthemonthssinceBrianhasassumedhispostsomeexcitingchangeshaveoccurred.WiththeacceptanceinDecemberof2011ofthegiftfromShirleyHamilton-NehringoftheEllwood-NehringHousewhichsitsadjacenttotheIsaacEllwoodhometheAssociationhasbegunanewchapterinthesitex19shistory.BrianexplainsthattheadditionoftheEllwood-NehringHousewillenhancethefunctionalityaswellasthehistoricalsigni6canceofthesite.x1cWhilethenewadditionwillopenupevenmoreopportunitiesforhistoricalinterpretationwex19llalsobeusingthehouseforthingslikeprivatepartiesweddingsmusicrecitalsandotherevents.x1dBriansaystherearealsoplanstostartalive-inmuseuminternship.x1cTherewillbethreestudentslivingintheEllwood-NehringHouseandlearningpreservationtechniques.x1dx1cOnethingthatIwanttogetacrossabouttheEllwood-NehringHousex1demphasizesBrianx1cisthatitx19snotgoingtobeahistorichouse-museum.NextdoorwehavetheEllwoodHousewhichisabeautifulmansion.Onthe6rst7oorofthemansion95ofwhatyouseewasownedbytheEllwoodsandbelongedinthosespaces.Wedonx19tneedtoduplicatethatmuseumfunctioninanotherhousesowewanttokeeptheEllwood-NehringHouseavailableforprogramsandevents.TheAssociationBoardis6lledwithveryforward-thinkingandengagedcommunitymembersandIthinktheirvisionfortheElwood-NehringHouseisexactlywhatweneed.x1dBriannotesthattheEllwood-NehringHousewillalsocreatefreshopportunitiesforinterpretationofthegroundsx1cWehaveahundredyearsofphotographsdocumentingwhatthispropertylookedlike.Youcanseethechangesfrom1900to1905to1910andsoon.Oneofthereallyinterestingchangesfromabout1905onistheEnglishArtsandCraftsgardenMayEllwoodplantednexttothecarriagehouse.Thatlandisjustasmallsunkenareaandinthecenterofitshehadasundial.WehavenotationsinMayx19sdiaryaboutthesundial.Wehavephotographsofitbeingmovedallaroundtheoutsideofthehouse.Itshowsupontheterraceinthegardenandinanotherplaceinthegardenwheretherex19sstillaplatformforit.Wehavephotographsoftheraysofthegardenbedsradiatingoutfromit.Soonethingwewanttodoisreinstallthatgarden.x1dTheadditionoftheEllwood-NehringHouseisjustthelatesteffortbytheAssociationtobringnewlifeandsigni6cancetothesite.x1cThisyearwestartedaprogramcalledtheEllwoodExplorersforpre-schooltohigh-school-agestudentsx1dsaysBrian.x1cWex19vealwaysbeen