This portrait of Grange Fair founding father, Leonard Rhone, is generously on loan for our Grange Fair exhibit by the artist, Karl Leitzel.
Rhoneymeade is raising funds towards the purchase of this portrait of Leonard Rhone, to highlight the connection between the Rhone family and the National Grange movement.
Every year since 2009, artist Karl Leitzel has spent most of Fair week in late August at the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair as the official Artist in Residence. Rhoneymade is excited that Karl Leitzel, with his strong ties and commitment to the Grange, has created a beautiful portrait of Leonard Rhone, the man traditionally regarded as the father of Grange Fair.
Leonard Rhone was born July 21, 1833 on the Rhone homestead, now known as Rhoneymeade. This homestead was purchased by Michael Rhone, Leonard Rhone's grandfather, in 1794 and remained as the family farm for four generations. The present dwelling was constructed in 1853, the same year in which Leonard Rhone's father died. In 1853, Leonard Rhone was only 15 years of age; however, records indicate he was involved in his home's construction with the basement excavation and/or the brick making.
Please support our effort to highlight the Rhone and Grange history by bringing the Leonard Rhone portrait back to Rhoneymeade,
the Rhone birthplace.
Rhoneymeade is a non-profit charitable organization, and is a registered 501(c)3. You can make a donation towards the purchase of this portrait at www.gofundme.com/rhoneymeade.
- Individual $25
- Family $45
- Friend $100
- Patron $250
- Benefactor $500
Rhoneymeade has inspired many artists over the years. The wide vistas, the winding paths, the many shades of green - all have their ways of capturing the passion of visiting artists. The Artist Membership will allow you additional time on the grounds, as well as an invitation to apply for our Rhoneyemade Artists Exclusive studio exhibit.
We are very grateful for donations of any amount to support the mission of Rhoneyemeade.
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Rhoneymeade is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation and your contribution is tax deductible.
Rhoneymeade is excited to participate in the Centre Gives program this year.