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Nationally-Recognized Arts & Crafts Expert at Roycroft Inn
Nationally-Recognized Arts & Crafts Expert at Roycroft Inn

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nationally-recognized Arts & Crafts expert and Buffalo native Paul Duchscherer will return to Western New York for a talk at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. The talk, titled “Outside the Bungalow: America’s Arts & Crafts Garden,” is part of the 2nd annual National Garden Festival and admission is $10.

Prior to the talk at 5:30 p.m., the Roycroft Inn will offer a special local meal. The menu will include charcuterie, farmers market vol-au-vent and a “Summer Craftsman” dessert for $25, including tax and tip.

Reservations for the talk and/or the dinner can be made through the Roycroft Inn at 716-652-5552. For more information about the talk, go to www.nationalgardenfestival.com.

Paul Duchscherer has been a San Francisco resident for more than three decades, where he graduated from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in 1975. With wide professional experience in both commercial and residential interiors coupled with an extensive working knowledge of the history of architecture, interior design and decorative arts, he specializes in period-style projects for historic buildings.

An avid proponent of historic preservation, Duchscherer’s professional activities include lecturing, writing, and teaching about historic design. He has appeared frequently on various television programs, including the PBS series "This Old House," and most often on the HGTV series "Curb Appeal."

In collaboration with noted architectural photographer Douglas Keister, Duchscherer has written several books, including The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home (1995), Inside the Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Interior (1997), Outside the Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Garden (1999), and Victorian Glory in San Francisco and the Bay Area (2001), all published by Penguin Putnam Inc., and a series of small-format books called Bungalow Basics (2003-2004), published by Pomegranate. Duchscherer's two most recent books, Beyond the Bungalow: Grand Homes in the Arts & Crafts Tradition (2005) and Along Bungalow Lines: Creating an Arts & Crafts Home (2006), were both collaborations with photographer Linda Svendsen, and published by Gibbs Smith.

The National Garden Festival began on June 24 and runs through July 31. With 14 garden walks (including Garden Walk Buffalo – the largest event of its kind in the country), workshops, nationally-recognized speakers, open gardens, and a series of bus tours, this five-week-long festival has something for anyone with (or without) a green thumb. A full calendar of events and additional information is available at www.nationalgardenfestival.com.

The National Garden Festival is a collaboration between the garden and landscape organizations of the Buffalo Niagara region. The festival is presented by Visit Buffalo Niagara, District 8 Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Garden Walk Buffalo, the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association, the New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Professionals, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Forest Lawn Cemetery. Funding is provided by the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Western New York Foundation, the Buffalo Green Fund, Catholic Health Systems, and Mercy Hospital. Additional support has been provided by the Western New York Hosta Society, the Buffalo Area Daylily Society, the Peace Garden Project, Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Buffalo in Bloom, the Iris Society of Western New York and Elizabeth Licata. The Buffalo News and LocalEdge are media sponsors.

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