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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
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
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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...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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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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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...
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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...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Part 5 Finch Collection

Wed, Jul. 10 - Tue, Jul. 23

Antique Auction • MI
American Glass Gallery • P.O. Box 227, New Hudson MI 48165



Phone: 248-486-0530
Email: jpastor@americanglassg...Website: https://americanglassg...
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Auction #23

Wed, Jul. 10 - Tue, Jul. 23

Antique Auction • MI
American Glass Gallery • P.O. Box 227, New Hudson MI 48165

Auction #23 will feature a diverse grouping of more than 300 Lots of quality items including rare and colorful flasks, a fantastic grouping of bitters including selections from the Joe Kray collection, pontiled medicines including the first grouping from a major collection of pontiled liniment bottles, rare sodas, mineral water bottles, fruit jars, blown glass, and much more!

Phone: 248-486-0530
Email: jpastor@americanglassg...Website: https://americanglassg...
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Growing Together Summer Camp

Mon, Jul. 22 - Fri, Jul. 26
9am - 3pm

Exhibition • RI
Casey Farm • 2325 Boston Neck Rd, Saunderstown RI 02874

At Casey Farm, campers experience work and play from a farmer’s point of view: helping care for our animals’ daily needs, collecting and washing eggs, watering gardens, and having good old-fashioned fun. Children participate in farm-related crafts, games, and activities in our distinctive farm setting.

Throughout the week campers enjoy a hayride to the Narrow River for supervised swim time at the waterfront, play historic games and make historic crafts, get hands-on experience with farm animals, hike to Narragansett Bay to hunt for crabs, and have fun in the sun. Campers also enjoy a historic tour, try the boot toss, participate in the vegetable relay, hunt for the hidden animal, and play Mystery Object. The week culminates in a fun-filled day of making ice cream, butter, candles, and soap, and playing homemade carnival games before the ever-popular camp-wide Egg Drop. Ages 6 – 8.

Phone: 401-295-1030, ext #5
Email: ProgramInfo@HistoricNe...Website: http://www.historicnew...
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Camp Washington: Summer Day Camp at Mount Vernon

Mon, Jul. 22 - Fri, Jul. 26
9am - 3pm

Exhibition • VA
Mount Vernon • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon VA 22309

Rising 4th-6th graders are invited to get a taste of colonial life through our special day camps.

Phone: 703-780-2000
Email: events@mountvernon.orgWebsite: http://www.mountvernon...
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The Doctor is In: 18th & 19th Century Medicine

Tue, Jul. 23
10am - 2pm

Exhibition • SC
Historic Brattonsville • 1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells SC 29726

Medicine played an important role in the Bratton family, from home remedies during the American Revolution to formal medical training in the 19th century. Our historic interpreters will give you an up-close view of medical treatments and tools from the period. Do you think you could handle a historic doctor’s appointment?

Time Travel Tuesdays: On Tuesdays this summer, join costumed interpreters and explore aspects of 18th and 19th century life for the Bratton family and others in the Carolina Piedmont.

Phone: 803-329-2327
Email: mcheek@chmuseums.orgWebsite: http://chmuseums.org
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