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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...
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Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations

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

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 84B Old Main St, Deerfield MA 01342

Historic Deerfield, 84B Old 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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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Forgotten Soldier Special Exhibition

Sat, Jun. 29 '19 - Sun, Mar. 22 '20

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

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom. Related public programs feature a series of lectures, genealogy workshops and interpretive demonstrations with re-enactors from African-American military regiments.

Phone: 757-253-4572
Email: rsvp@jyf.virginia.govWebsite: http://www.historyisfu...
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Washington and Marshall: Federalist Forged in Battle Exhibit

Fri, Aug. 30 - Sun, Dec. 29
10am - 5pm

Exhibition • VA
The John Marshall House • 818 E Marshall St, Richmond VA 23219

In his autobiography, John Marshall shares that the most formative experiences of his life came not in court but in battle. That was where he served under George Washington, “the greatest Man on earth,” whose example would inspire and guide him for the rest of his life. The conditions they encountered at Valley Forge and the lack of strong leadership from the Continental Congress are thought to be leading influences in Marshall’s belief in the need for a strong and capable national government.

As John Marshall’s legal career grew, Washington pushed the young lawyer into political appointments, often to his chagrin. The first President recognized the young federalist as a good judge of character, often requesting his opinions of potential political appointees. In 1799, after his death, it was Marshall who read Washington’s eulogy on the floor of the House, as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow citizens.”

The newest exhibit in the John Marshall House‘s Justice Gallery features a newly conserved letter from Washington to Marshall, Marshall’s own First Edition copy of “The Life of Washington” which he authored and other objects typically not on display.

Phone: 804-648-7998
Email: johnmarshallhouse@pres...Website: https://preservationvi...
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Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Mon, Sep. 2 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • DE
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library • 5101 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE 19735

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.

The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.

Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.

Phone: 800-448-3883
Email: tourinfo@winterthur.or...Website: http://www.winterthur....
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Fine Books & Manuscripts Online

Mon, Nov. 11 - Sun, Nov. 17

Antique Auction • MA
Skinner Auctions • 63 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02116

Preview Times

November 14, 12PM-7PM
November 15, 12PM-5PM
November 16, 10AM-4PM
November 17, 10AM-5PM

The auction begins 11/11 at 10am and ends 11/17 at 7pm.

Phone: 508-970-3293
Email: books@kinnerinc.comWebsite: http://www.skinnerinc....
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Select Auction 184: Fine Early Glass and Bottles

Mon, Nov. 11 - Wed, Nov. 20

Antique Auction • CT
Heckler Auctions • 79 Bradford Corner Rd , Woodstock Valley CT 06282

Auction opens: Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 9:00 AM Eastern (6:00 AM Pacific)
Auction starts to close: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 10:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Pacific)

Phone: 860 974-1634
Email: info@hecklerauction.co...Website: http://www.hecklerauct...
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Interiors Online Only

Thu, Nov. 14

Antique Auction • IL
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers • 1338 W Lake St, Chicago IL 60607



Phone: 312-280-1212
Email: chicago@hindmanauction...Website: https://hindmanauction...
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BOOK TALK: LOST CHARLESTON

Thu, Nov. 14
6:30pm - 8pm

Book Discussion • SC
Middleton Place • 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC 29414

Join Author Leigh Jones Handal for a talk about her book Lost Charleston in the Middleton Place Pavilion. From the dawn of the photographic era, the book chronicles through photographs and short essays the markets, mansions, hotels, restaurants, church towers and cherished businesses that time, progress, and fashion have swept aside.

The free talk will be held in the Pavilion at 6:30 pm and light refreshments will be served. Q&A with the author will follow the talk. Plan to arrive early to enjoy dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant at 5 pm (call 843-266-7477 for reservations).

Phone: 843-556-6020 • Contact: Don Bussey
Email: dbussey@middletonplace...Website: https://www.middletonp...
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Tenacious Women Lecture: We Cannot Be Tame Spectators: Tenacious Women in Early Virginia

Thu, Nov. 14
7pm - 8pm

Forum • VA
Jamestown Settlement • 2110 Jamestown Road, Route 31 S, Williamsburg VA 23185

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Cynthia Kierner, Professor of History at George Mason University, speaks about the stories of women who survived and thrived in an era when many women lacked property, education and civil rights. The public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Jamestown Settlement’s Robins Foundation Theater. Free admission.

Phone: 757-253-4572
Email: rsvp@jyf.virginia.govWebsite: http://www.historyisfu...
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