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As Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie moved their family into Wylie House in 1859, a movement wasovertaking American society. An interest in horticulture, or appreciating plants apart from theirnutritional value, was no longer only for the elite, but became popular throughout all levels and locations of American society. Americans of the Victorian era believed that getting back to nature was the cure for industrialization and the ills of modernization.
Inspired by "Naturally Beautiful," an exhibit at the Homewood Museum at John Hopkins University, "Naturally Beautiful at Wylie House" is about embracing the beauty of objects in the Wylie House while acknowledging the changes both in the climate and people's lives in Indiana over the last 200 years.