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Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.
Donnamarie Barnes unlocked the door of the 18th century house at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and moved through rooms full of sheeted furniture, aged wallpaper and neat piles of very old books. She addressed the place as if she were visiting an old friend who has been shut-in.
“Hello house!” she said, walking through the rooms, explaining that, “I like to greet the house when I’ve been away for a while.” (more…)
DR. LAWRENCE E. ZARCHIN
Evyne House Tehan
Evyne House Tehan was born on August 14, 1933 in Tarrytown, New York. She was the daughter of Jane Rathbun and Everett Taylor House.
Evyne attended the Spence School in Manhattan and graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Both of her parents served in the U.S. Armed Forces, stationed in Europe, which meant she had the opportunity to travel extensively in her younger years. She spent time on Shelter Island as a young girl in the 1930s and 1940s, staying at her grandmother’s house on Divinity Hill. (more…)