A long-lost tapestry once again on display at Fairlawn Mansion

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A once thought-lost tapestry is once again was unveiled to the public at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior Thursday.

For years, the 18th century "le Marchand de Plaisir" tapestry was deemed lost, however it made its re-appearance in 2019 when a representative with both Superior Public Museums & Douglas County Historical Society discovered it in storage at DCHS.

“It is a piece of our history and it was down in the landing,” said Fairlawn volunteer Maggie Scheibe. “It was down in the landing for many years, bigger of course than it is today, but it was down there for many years. So [now] it’s come home and that’s important to me.”

The tapestry will remain on display at Fairlawn Mansion through Memorial Day. During that time, proceeds raised will go towards a restoration that will be performed in Minneapolis. After that, the tapestry will once again return home to Fairlawn.