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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Sat, Nov. 10 '18 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • VA
Historic Jamestown, 1365 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered to the arrival of the first documented African women and influx of English women in the colony in 1619. From women’s roles to women’s rights, connect issues of the 17th century and their relevance today.

Contact (757) 253-4572.
Email: rsvp@jyf.virginia.govWebsite: http://www.historyisfu...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations

Sat, Mar. 2 '19 - Sun, Feb. 9 '20

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield, 79 Main St, Deerfield MA 01342, Saturday and Sunday 9:30-4:30.

Official Opening: May 3, 2019

By the 17th century, English and European merchants purchased and traded quantities of luxury goods such as lacquerwares, porcelains, and textiles from cultures centered in Southeast Asia. Emerging New England elites also acquired these tangible examples of global sophistication and economic success to decorate their homes and adorn their bodies. These imports proved so popular that they could hardly satisfy the growing desire for new textiles, clothing forms, furniture, ceramics, and other decorative arts. To meet this increasing demand, enterprising English, European, and American manufacturers competed with these global imports by producing more affordable versions of Asian design and decorative elements.

Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations highlights 18th- and 19th-century Asian decorative arts and their imitations, drawn from the museum’s rich collection. The exhibition explores how Western craftsmen adapted Asian decorative arts into a design vocabulary more familiar to them and their customers, and highlights New Englanders’ own quest for these imported goods.

Contact 413-775-7217.
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond

Sun, Apr. 7 - Tue, Dec. 31

Exhibition • PA
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum • 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster PA 17601

Regular hours and admission. The next exhibit, “Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond,” is a two-year exhibit at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum running from March – December, 2019 and March – December, 2020. Throughout the two years, we will show over 150 redware pieces each year, encompassing the history of redware. With the ability to exhibit a variety pieces both years, we are able to focus on the differences between redware in Europe, the Northern United States, Southern United States and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s redware tradition will be the major focus of the exhibit, covering archaeological pieces, traditional work, the creation of redware, and the revival of the art form. Many pieces from the collections of public institutions and private collectors will be on display, some never seen by the public before.
Email: tessig@pa.govWebsite: http://www.landisvalle...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America

Wed, May. 29 - Fri, Jul. 5
10am - 4:30pm

Exhibition • KY
Historic Locust Grove • 501 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville KY 40207

This exhibition examines Hamilton’s central role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period in creating the economic, constitutional, social, journalistic, political, and foreign policy templates for modern America. Using reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society, and drawing on recent scholarship about Alexander Hamilton, this traveling exhibition helps students learn that Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death. Wednesday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Phone: 502-897-9845
Email: lghh@locustgrove.orgWebsite: http://locustgrove.org...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

The Backcountry: The Cotton South and the Lower Southern Piedmont

Sun, Jun. 16 - Fri, Jul. 12

Seminar • NC
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts • 924 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

The 2019 MESDA Summer Institute will emphasize the decorative arts and material culture of the Cotton South, including the Georgia Piedmont and Upcountry South Carolina, a region defined by craftsmen and consumers of Native American, African, and European ancestry. The Summer Institute is a multidisciplinary seminar with a month-long curriculum that includes lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, artifact studies, an intensive study trip through western North Carolina, east Tennessee, the Georgia Piedmont, and Upcountry South Carolina, and a capstone research project.

Now in its 43rd year, the MESDA Summer Institute is presented in partnership with the University of Virginia, which awards three hours of graduate credit through the Graduate Program in the History of Art and Architecture.

Phone: 336-721-7360
Email: mesdaprograms@oldsalem...Website: http://mesda.org/progr...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts

Tue, Jun. 18 - Sun, Dec. 1
9:30am - 4pm

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 79 Main St, Deerfield MA 01342



Seating and case furniture made in Massachusetts before the 1840s is as varied as the craftsmen and consumers who created it. From Beacon Hill to the Berkshires, the extremes test the richness of the whole region. Yet, the great variety in the Bay State’s furniture making traditions begs the question: Why is the furniture so different statewide in each period from the 17th into the 19th centuries when so many cultural, social, economic, and political traditions appear unified? There are at least two answers to that question, as we test why things look as they do. The first rests with the tribal power of family networks with its control of mores and standards, capitalization of tools and labor, and accepted beauty and functionality. The second lies in the natural power of the landscape in its ability to feed, sustain, transport, and protect.

The furniture-making traditions in Western Massachusetts are the perfect laboratory for exploring the impact of family and landscape on the appearance of manmade goods. While numerous mercantile ties were built by ambitious Connecticut Valley families in Boston, Newport, New York City, and later the China Trade, their extensive cousinage created a kind of corporate whole that improved business and forged identity. At the same time, the north-south flow of the Connecticut River—New England’s “great river”—was a far more powerful current than any east-west political or cultural ties to Boston.

Historic Deerfield’s exhibition opened on September 28, 2013 in the Wright House as a semi-permanent installation, explores the impact of family and landscape on craftsmanship and consumerism through 1) the famous “Hadley” chests of the late 17th century and the other early regional shop traditions that they obscured; 2) the emergence of the consumer revolution, through both local craftsmen and urban imports, on the shoulders of the Valley’s elite “river god” families who funded themselves through agricultural exports and munitions for the colonial wars; 3) the post-American Revolution rise of classicism that largely eclipsed the “river gods” with new consumers and craftsmen who manifest different standards of taste, education, and trading partners enhanced by the Connecticut River’s new canal system; and 4) the 19th-century rise in wealth from burgeoning industry and technology, largely through the metalworking trades, that created yet another wave of consumers and craftsmen anxious to express their newfound wealth in modern ways. These four chapters are deeply rooted in sense of place and together show the importance of reading cultural history through documented objects.

Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts explores Western Massachusetts’ first 150 years of furniture-making with 58 objects drawn from Historic Deerfield’s collections that best exemplify the region’s signature contribution to American design history and emergence of national identity. The exhibition is a part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture. Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture is a collaborative project of Historic Deerfield and ten other institutions that features exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and publications to celebrate the Bay State’s legacy of furniture-making.

Phone: 413-775-7217
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

Tue, Jun. 18 - Sun, Dec. 1
9:30am - 4pm

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 79 Main St, Deerfield MA 01342

The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery showcases Historic Deerfield's important collection of fashion, needlework, and domestic textiles. The core of the collection was assembled through the efforts of one of the museum's founders, Helen Geier Flynt (1895-1986). Considered one of the finest collections in America, the collection contains items dating from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century.

Rotations and thematic displays every season are set against the backdrop of four main fibers that created most textiles before the 20th century; silk, wool, cotton, and linen. Together with the museum’s historic houses, the gallery displays a portion of the roughly 8,000 items in the fashion, needlework, and domestic textile collection. The gallery helps visitors consider the aesthetic and practical choices made and used by people in Deerfield, the Connecticut River Valley, New England, England, and Europe.

Phone: 413-775-7217
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture

Tue, Jun. 18 - Sun, Dec. 1
9:30am - 4pm

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 79 Main St, Deerfield MA 01342

Explore a dazzling array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers including Duncan Phyfe and Honoré Lannuier, Samuel McIntire, John and Thomas Seymour, and John Townsend. Learn about antique furniture from the inside out, and gain a new understanding of the materials and craftsmanship that went into the creation of these spectacular objects through graphics, before-and-after views of conservation treatments, and innovative “exploded view” display techniques. Into the Woods also features a special changing section, which will feature the study of different elements. Included with general admission.

Phone: 413-775-7217
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection

Tue, Jun. 18 - Sun, Dec. 1
9:30am - 4pm

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 79 Main St, Deerfield MA 01342

One of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented, these 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them.

Phone: 413-775-7217
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars

Fri, Jun. 21 - Sun, Nov. 3
6pm - 9pm

Exhibition • PA
Glencairn Museum • 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn PA 19009

Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013).

The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum will collaborate on a full exhibition catalog for the Glencairn exhibition. This is the second collaborative exhibition between Glencairn and the Heritage Center at Kutztown University. The first exhibition, in 2017, was titled, Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country. Donmoyer will be leading a Hex Signs Folk Art Tour of Berks County in conjunction with the Glencairn exhibition; the bus will leave from and return to Glencairn on March 23, 2019.

Phone: 267-502-2600
Email: info@glencairnmuseum.o...Website: https://glencairnmuseu...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Adventures in Pioneer Living

Mon, Jun. 24 - Fri, Jun. 28
9am - 11:45am

Exhibition • PA
Depreciation Lands Museum • 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park PA 15101

The year is 1792. European settlers, mostly of Scotch-Irish heritage have begun settling here, in the Depreciation Lands. Carving a home out of the forest is a real challenge for many. Perhaps the Pioneer settlers and the local Indians, who have been hunting in this land for generations, will learn to respect each other and share skills which could improve the lives of both groups. -- for children ages 8 through 12 --

Registration for the camp is open to children 8-12 years of age. The week-long Camp runs from 9:00 am until 11:45 am, and includes Indian and Pioneer units.
Each day will focus on different skills required for living during the early days of the Depreciation Lands. You will learn the history and lore of the area along with techniques such as cooking over an open fire, flint lock fire arms, and the shelters appropriate for your unit. Both Pioneers and Indians will be recruited for the Militia, as in pioneer times.
You will receive an historically appropriate costume to borrow and wear during the camp. Tuition also includes all materials and supplies.

Phone: 412-486-0563
Email: depreciationlands@gmai...Website: http://www.depreciatio...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Utah Patriot Camp

Mon, Jun. 24 - Fri, Jun. 28
9 - 12

Exhibition • UT
762 West 11560 South, Draper UT 84020

Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about the founding of our country in a day camp setting. Kids will have fun while they learn and develop an interest in our history, as well as an understanding of what makes The United States of America unique.

Many kids, especially elementary-aged children, are learning very little about our country’s history in school. Parents may not have learned much of our history either (or may be in need of a review.) Patriot Camp involves everyone–kids, parents, and the community–coming together for the common goal of educating ourselves and our children about our great nation.

Child registration: $45.00 (However, there is a 45% discount for volunteers.)
This includes:
Patriot Camp T-Shirt
Craft supplies
Daily snacks

The camp is run by volunteers with a strong desire to instill a sense of patriotism and respect for the founding of our country. The majority of the volunteers have children or grandchildren attending the camp. Each camp has a Director, whose contact information you can find on the relevant camp page.

The curriculum is for all ages, although the activities and crafts are geared toward elementary-aged students. We are accepting 1st-6th grade level children. Middle and high school students make terrific helpers, so please encourage them to volunteer.

The curriculum is fairly comprehensive. However, it never hurts to give your child a running start! You will find that many books, while extremely interesting and full of good information, are also very thick and can be overwhelming. An easy way to get started is to visit your local library and borrow picture books or juvenile books on your subject of interest.

Contact Julie Knudsen (801) 893-2267.

Phone: 801-893-2267 • Contact: Julie Knudsen
Email: info@utahpatriotcamp.c...Website: https://www.utahpatrio...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Utah Patriot Camp

Mon, Jun. 24 - Fri, Jun. 28
9 - 12

Exhibition • UT
Frontier Homestead Museum • 635 North Main St., Cedar City UT 84721

Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about the founding of our country in a day camp setting. Kids will have fun while they learn and develop an interest in our history, as well as an understanding of what makes The United States of America unique.

Many kids, especially elementary-aged children, are learning very little about our country’s history in school. Parents may not have learned much of our history either (or may be in need of a review.) Patriot Camp involves everyone–kids, parents, and the community–coming together for the common goal of educating ourselves and our children about our great nation.

Child registration: $45.00 (However, there is a 45% discount for volunteers.)
This includes:
Patriot Camp T-Shirt
Craft supplies
Daily snacks

The camp is run by volunteers with a strong desire to instill a sense of patriotism and respect for the founding of our country. The majority of the volunteers have children or grandchildren attending the camp. Each camp has a Director, whose contact information you can find on the relevant camp page.

The curriculum is for all ages, although the activities and crafts are geared toward elementary-aged students. We are accepting 1st-6th grade level children. Middle and high school students make terrific helpers, so please encourage them to volunteer.

The curriculum is fairly comprehensive. However, it never hurts to give your child a running start! You will find that many books, while extremely interesting and full of good information, are also very thick and can be overwhelming. An easy way to get started is to visit your local library and borrow picture books or juvenile books on your subject of interest.

Contact Julie Knudsen (801) 893-2267.

Phone: 801-893-2267 • Contact: Julie Knudsen
Email: info@utahpatriotcamp.c...Website: https://www.utahpatrio...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Utah Patriot Camp

Mon, Jun. 24 - Fri, Jun. 28
9:15 - 12

Exhibition • UT
Cache County Fairgrounds • 400 West 400 South, Logan UT 84321

Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about the founding of our country in a day camp setting. Kids will have fun while they learn and develop an interest in our history, as well as an understanding of what makes The United States of America unique.

Many kids, especially elementary-aged children, are learning very little about our country’s history in school. Parents may not have learned much of our history either (or may be in need of a review.) Patriot Camp involves everyone–kids, parents, and the community–coming together for the common goal of educating ourselves and our children about our great nation.

Child registration: $45.00 (However, there is a 45% discount for volunteers.)
This includes:
Patriot Camp T-Shirt
Craft supplies
Daily snacks

The camp is run by volunteers with a strong desire to instill a sense of patriotism and respect for the founding of our country. The majority of the volunteers have children or grandchildren attending the camp. Each camp has a Director, whose contact information you can find on the relevant camp page.

The curriculum is for all ages, although the activities and crafts are geared toward elementary-aged students. We are accepting 1st-6th grade level children. Middle and high school students make terrific helpers, so please encourage them to volunteer.

The curriculum is fairly comprehensive. However, it never hurts to give your child a running start! You will find that many books, while extremely interesting and full of good information, are also very thick and can be overwhelming. An easy way to get started is to visit your local library and borrow picture books or juvenile books on your subject of interest.

Contact Julie Knudsen (801) 893-2267.

Phone: 801-893-2267 • Contact: Julie Knudsen
Email: info@utahpatriotcamp.c...Website: https://www.utahpatrio...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Utah Patriot Camp

Mon, Jun. 24 - Fri, Jun. 28
9 - 11:30

Exhibition • UT
Bountiful City Park • 500 N. 200 W., Bountiful UT 84010

Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about the founding of our country in a day camp setting. Kids will have fun while they learn and develop an interest in our history, as well as an understanding of what makes The United States of America unique.

Many kids, especially elementary-aged children, are learning very little about our country’s history in school. Parents may not have learned much of our history either (or may be in need of a review.) Patriot Camp involves everyone–kids, parents, and the community–coming together for the common goal of educating ourselves and our children about our great nation.

Child registration: $45.00 (However, there is a 45% discount for volunteers.)
This includes:
Patriot Camp T-Shirt
Craft supplies
Daily snacks

The camp is run by volunteers with a strong desire to instill a sense of patriotism and respect for the founding of our country. The majority of the volunteers have children or grandchildren attending the camp. Each camp has a Director, whose contact information you can find on the relevant camp page.

The curriculum is for all ages, although the activities and crafts are geared toward elementary-aged students. We are accepting 1st-6th grade level children. Middle and high school students make terrific helpers, so please encourage them to volunteer.

The curriculum is fairly comprehensive. However, it never hurts to give your child a running start! You will find that many books, while extremely interesting and full of good information, are also very thick and can be overwhelming. An easy way to get started is to visit your local library and borrow picture books or juvenile books on your subject of interest.

Contact Julie Knudsen (801) 893-2267.

Phone: 801-893-2267 • Contact: Julie Knudsen
Email: info@utahpatriotcamp.c...Website: https://www.utahpatrio...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

The Sandwich Bazaar Flea Market

Wed, Jun. 26
6 - 12

Flea Market • MA
Oakcrest Cove • #34 Quaker Meeting House Rd, Sandwich MA 02563

Wednesday 6-12.

Phone: 508-685-2767 • Contact: Lisa Davis
Email: capecodbazaars@msn.comWebsite: http://www.thesandwich...

Decorative Arts Tour

Wed, Jun. 26
1:30pm - 3pm

Exhibition • MD
William Paca House and Garden • 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis MD 21401

Colonial Annapolis was home to a number of highly-skilled craftsmen. The work of artisans like John Shaw and William Faris would have sat alongside imported pieces from around the world. This tour delves deeper into the fine pieces on display at the William Paca House.

Phone: 410-267-7619
Email: carrie.kiewitt@annapol...Website: http://www.annapolis.o...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Montsweag Flea Market

Wed, Jun. 26
5am - 2pm

Flea Market • ME
Montsweag Flea Market • 6 Hunnewell Lane, Woolwich ME 04579

None

Phone: 207-443-2809 • Contact: Gena
Email: fleamarket77@comcast.n...Website: http://www.montsweagfl...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Tea/Tour/Talk: The Stocktons and the War at the Jersey Shore

Wed, Jun. 26

Forum • NJ
Morven Museum and Garden • 55 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540

Morven Docent Joe Wroblewski presents a closer look at one of Richard Stockton’s most debated decisions of the Revolutionary War: heading east to Freehold, NJ when the British were approaching Princeton. In The War at the Shore we get a chance to dive deeper into this fascinating period in New Jersey’s history. Illustrated lecture followed by Q&A.

Phone: 609-924-8144
Email: info@morven.orgWebsite: http://morven.org/
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Beyond Bullets and Blades

Wed, Jun. 26
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Exhibition • NY
Fort Ticonderoga • 100 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga NY 12883

How heavy is an original 18th-century musket? How did the design of weapons change over the 18th century? How did the French arms industry invent the modern world? Get the answers to these and more questions with the Curatorial staff of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum in this special behind-the-scenes program. After you receive training in handling artifacts, museum experts will oversee the examination of original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga’s collection and explain the systems used to produce the firearms that defended the French empire and lead to the Industrial Revolution. Learn more than just how they worked! Through a careful examination of the evidence left on original examples, this program will explore how these weapons were produced by the thousands and their lasting impact on the world.

Phone: 518-585-6190
Email: info@fort-ticonderoga....Website: http://www.fortticonde...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Online Only Decorative Arts

Wed, Jun. 26

Antique Auction • PA
Pook & Pook • 463 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA 19335

Exhibition:

Monday, June 24, 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Phone: 610-269-4040 • Contact: James Pook
Email: conditions@pookandpook...Website: http://www.pookandpook...
and: https://www.facebook.c...

Ford Evening Book Talk: Brad Meltzer

Wed, Jun. 26

Book Discussion • VA
Mount Vernon • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA 22309

Mount Vernon welcomes author Xavier F. Salomon to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Canova's George Washington on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Phone: 703-780-2000
Email: events@mountvernon.orgWebsite: http://www.mountvernon...
and: https://www.facebook.c...


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