The Traveling Red Chair

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Hello, and thanks for visiting our new blog. Enjoy the story of the Traveling Red Chair.

The Traveling Red Chair Arrives Friday, June 14th!
A simple wooden kitchen chair, rescued from oblivion by Woods Hole Innkeeper Beth Colt, and painted fire-engine red has become a well traveled piece of furniture. We are delighted to have this Yankee treasure arrive in Wethersfield as the second stop on its new cross-country journey. We will be showing (and photographing) the Chair all the local attractions and many of our favorite places to walk, dine, and relax.
The story of the Red Chair is unique! Long considered simply a place to rest one’s buttocks, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&B throughout America.

Throughout 2012 and early 2013, the Red Chair developed a personality of its own being photographed by innkeepers in communities from one end of New England to the other.  Starting in Cape Cod, the Red Chair journeyed throughout the six New England states on a nine month tour. Follow the Red Chair’s travels on where inspiring photos of the Red Chair can be seen from beaches to bandstands.  Throughout 2013 and early 2014 photos and stories from the Red Chair’s journey to nearly twenty states will be added to the website as they are captured.

“Now it’s time for the chair to branch out,” expressed Beth Colt.  “Innkeepers across the country are clamoring to host the chair, so it’s time to send it coast-to-coast in every corner of America the Beautiful. There would be no Red Chair without the generosity of innkeepers and B&Bs.  It’s a barn-raising of sorts; the sharing of a piece of Americana,” concluded Colt.

Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop throughout its journey. It’s all part of a consciousness raising experiment among innkeepers, and from June 14th through the 16th the chair is making its way to Wethersfield and the Silas W. Robbins Bed & Breakfast.  Look for John and I with photographer Beverly Matthews shooting images of the Red Chair around town as well as the Silas W. Robbins House Bed and Breakfast.

For a compilation of the blogs from the Chair’s previous stops, visit . For a complete view of Red Chair photos, visit and get ready to be inspired.