Mixsell House Capital Campaign Kick Off Garden Party

Back Parlor

After eight centuries of serving the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society as their headquarters and the county Museum, in 2010 the doors of the Mixsell House closed to the public. Since that time, our curators, Andria Zaia and Nancy O’Hanlan, and members of the Collections Committee have been busily working to prepare the home for it’s next purpose, as a textile resource center and museum.

On July 22, 2013, a warm, but pleasantly breezy day, a garden party to kick off the capital campaign was attended by more than fifty Society members and supporters of the project.

Attendees were the first to see Spillman Farmer’s architectural renderings of the new textile resource center and museum, and to see first hand the house staged as a museum.


Dining RoomThe dining room, once home to a conference table and bookcases filled with resource material, has been transformed into a period appropriate dining room, with portraits of the Mixsell Family on display.


Garden with guestsGuests enjoyed the beautiful Illick House garden while meeting old friends and making new acquaintences.