Thomas Kennet-Were was an English gentleman,
artist, magistrate, councilor, and patron of the arts.
He created field studies and watercolors of scenes
he encountered during an 1868-69 journey across
the United States. Kennet-Were began his journey
in New York. After traveling by foot, wagon, boat,
and railroad, Kennet-Were and his friends eventually
made it to Salt Lake City. From there they journeyed
on the Central Pacific Railroad to California, where
they boarded a ship that took them to Acapulco,
Mexico, and finally back to New York. By the time
they returned to London they had traveled more than
26,000 miles over land and water. The exhibit combines
reproductions of his watercolors and related
excerpts from his travel diary.