August 7th Luncheon
August 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm$25 – $30
Speaker: Laney Landis, Old Village Paint
Christian Schrack established C. Schrack & Co., America’s oldest varnish manufacturers, in 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the next thirty-five years, Schrack manufactured and sold many goods, including varnish and paint products, to customers across the United States. After Christian Schrack’s death in 1854, his former apprentice Joseph Stulb managed the business for more than forty years and expanded the product line and reach of the company. Over the years, the Stulb family continued the proud tradition of the company. In 2004 under the name Old Village Paints, a fifth generation of Stulbs continues to manufacture paints and varnishes, mostly for homeowners interested in making their eighteenth or nineteenth century dwellings historically accurate. While the paint has been altered to meet current safety codes, it is similar to the product that gave Schrack & Co. its superior reputation in the nineteenth century.
Laney Landis is a fifth generation paintmaker who has been running the company since 1993. Laney is the first woman in the family to be involved in the company. She started as a young child putting Antiquing kits together in the basement for a penny a box and caught the fever! Old Village Paint was the dinner table talk just about every night. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else.” Laney started with the company full time in 1986. As she puts it, it has been and continues to be a lot of blood, sweat and tears mixed with pure joy!
Come hear more about their history and current paint making operations.
Don’t miss this fascinating presentation!!
Menu: Caesar Salad, Gnocci, Chicken Milanese, Sugar Snap Peas w/Bacon, Profiteroles w/Vanilla Ice Cream, Fruit Plate