In 2007, Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) inherited Landis House, a 5000-square-foot mansion, bequeathed to the arts council by long-time supporter and community member Mary M. Landis. Also included in the bequest were many of her family's furnishings and artwork, including a painting by French realist Gustave Courbert and a 100 year-old Bechstein grand piano - artifacts that the Landis family shipped from their previous home of Hamburg, Germany, after returning to the United States in 1933 during the rise of National Socialism. Other artifacts the family brought to Newport included numerous bronze statues, Meissen figurines and a bust of German composer Wilhem Richard Wagner.
Landis House offers a contemporary gallery with exhibit opportunities for established and emerging artists , a concert space for intimate music performances, a venue for historically relevant artifact displays and a permanent collection from the life and travels of the Landis family.
Free and open to the public.
Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm, also available by appointment.
Call 717-567-7023 to schedule a free Docent Tour.
For more information, visit www.perrycountyarts.org or email email@example.com to learn more about the Landis House and the Landis family's history.