Nationally known art historian, writer and lecturer Stephen May will present a close-up look at White House furniture, textiles, china, crystal and artwork in National Treasures: White House Decorative Arts, an illustrated talk Wednesday, July 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Quarry Hill, Community Drive off Elm Street/Route 1. The free program is part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series and is open to adults age 55 and older.

May will show how the decor of the Chief Executive’s residence reflects the nation’s changing styles and fashions, as well as the priorities of various First Families. The program also will touch on renovations at the White House throughout its 200-year history.

Registration is required to attend the presentation; call Quarry Hill at 230-6114 to sign up. For information about future Adventures programs, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or