Highlights of the Hayner Art Collection
The Hayner Public Library District has existed in some form since 1852, and construction of the Hayner Memorial Library, today the Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library, was completed in 1891. The library has had many generous benefactors over the years, and there have been several major donations of artwork. Last year, I assisted Robert Morrissey, proprietor of Clark Graves Antiques in St. Louis, in completing an appraisal of our art collection for insurance purposes. There were several wonderful discoveries, and you can hear about all of them at one of the Highlights of the Hayner Art Collection programs coming up on March 12 and March 18. Robert will discuss the five most significant pieces of art we have at the Genealogy & Local History Library, including paintings by Frederick Oakes Sylvester, Agnes Millen Richmond, and local artist Victoria Rice.