The Historic Baby Grand
In 2020 The Inn at the Oaks was generously gifted a 1922 George Steck Duo Art Baby Grand Player Piano by Catherine and Jeffrey Jewett of Brewster, Massachusetts. The piano was purchased by Catherine’s grandfather, Walter Knapp, in New York in the early 1920’s, and was part of the family’s history for nearly 100 years. In 1992 the piano underwent a complete restoration and refinishing. Facing the inevitable downsizing, the Jewett’s wanted to find a new home for the piano in a historic home where it would be appreciated and enjoyed. The Inn’s library had the perfect space for the piano.
Along with the piano, the Jewett’s also donated over two dozen mint-condition antique player piano rolls and numerous music books. Guests may see the piano and music in the library. We are happy to allow guests to play or listen to the piano if requested. The Inn at the Oaks is delighted to be the next steward of this historic and beautiful instrument.