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Calendar from September 1 to September 8:


THIS WEEK

September 2 to September 7 in Brimfield, Massachusetts:

The Brimfield Antiques Show—Show features thousands of dealers selling everything from the finest antiques to ’yard junk’, requiring a day or two to see everything. The show runs along Rt. 20 for a distance of perhaps a half-mile and 500’ or more, back on each side of the highway. For more information: The Brimfield Antiques Show

September 4 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Addressing Thee: Letters from the Obadiah Williams Papers—Interpreters dressed in authentic "Regency-era" attire will read excerpts from letters written between family members during the first half of the 19th century. At the Colony House.Reservations requested. For more information: Newport Historical Society, (401) 841-8770.

September 5 to September 7 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware:

Delaware Coast Antiques Show and Sale—Show features 35 exhibitors with 18th & 19th century American, English, primitive & period furniture and more. At Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more information: Delaware Coast Antiques Show and Sale, (302) 875-5326.

September 5 to September 7 in Jefferson, Wisconsin:

The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival—Festival includes competitions, workshops, classes and shows. At Jefferson County Fair Park. For more information: The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, (608) 868-2505.

September 5 to September 7 in Spencer, Tennessee:

Mountaineer Folk Festival—Event includes more than 130 craft booths, two stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking and more. For more information: Fall Creek Falls State Park., (423) 881-5708.

September 5 to September 7 in Elizabethton, Tennessee:

Celtic Festival—Festivities include dance, music, food, demonstrations, re-enactments of 18th and 19th century heritage and lectures. For more information: Sycamore Shoals State Park, (423) 543-5808.

September 5 to September 6 in Vonore, Tennessee:

The 18th Century Trade Faire—Faire includes performers, an 18th Century colonial marketplace with merchants, artisans and entertainers, mock battles, musket and artillery drills, storytellers, and more. For more information: Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, (423) 884-6217.

September 6 to September 7 in Wetumpka, Alabama:

Ft. Jackson 1812 Militia Camp—Early American Living History practice/educational event. For more information: Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site, (334) 567-3002.

September 6 in Ticonderoga, New York:

The Lake Series: Lake George & Lake Champlain—Series focuses on the history, geography, culture, ecology and current issues related to these magnificent lakes that are so integral to Fort Ticonderoga. Attendees learn about these topics through three strands: history, arts/culture, and ecology/current issues. Topics include A Brief History of Steamboating on Lake George and Lake Champlain, The Hidden World of Lake Champlain, a New Look at What Lies Beneath the Surface and The Northeast Passage: New York to Montreal. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

September 6 in Parkersburg, West Virginia:

Brunch with Margaret—A morning sternwheeler ride aboard the Island Belle arrives at Blennerhassett Island where Margaret Blennerhassett will greet you, take you on a tour through her island home, followed by a light brunch and program at the island’s picnic pavilion. Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island For more information: Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, (304) 420-4800.

September 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Drummers’ Call—Learn about the role musicians played in the daily life of an early New England soldier. Units interpreting an array of different periods will share their stories and histories. Through the medium of a fashion show, the evolution of historical uniforms will be presented for public inspection. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

September 6 to September 7 in Ligonier, Indiana:

Pioneer Crafts Festival—Historical reenactment of early American life in a rural, small town Indiana featuring demonstrations, crafts and entertainment. At Stones Tavern. For more information: The Stones Trace Historical Society

September 6 to September 7 in Cape May, New Jersey:

Revolutionary War Encampment—Reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia bring the American Revolution to life with field camps, weaponry, programs and more. For more information: Historic Cold Spring Village, (609) 898-2300.

September 6 to September 7 in Augusta, Michigan:

Frontier Days—Event includes reenactments of the fur trade era, black powder shooting competitions, vendors, food, entertainment and more. For more information: Olde World Village, (269) 580-1290.

September 6 to September 7 in Willow Springs, Illinois:

A River Thru History, The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous—A gathering of fur trappers, settlers, craftsmen, and entertainers along the banks of the Des Plaines River that includes craft demonstrations, competitions, music, entertainment and more. At the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve. For more information: The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous, (708) 955-2035.

September 6 to September 7 in Edinburgh, Indiana:

Heartnut Heritage Festival—Festival includes crafts, entertainment, rendezvous, re-enactments, demonstrations and more. At Johnson County Park. For more information: Heartnut Heritage Festival, (812) 526-6809.

September 6 in Napa, California:

American Folk Art Festival—Show features primitive & folk antiques, and contemporary folk art. For more information: Madonna Estate Winery, (707) 246-2460.

September 6 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Newport Rum & Revolution Walking Tour—From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community. Reservations required. For more information: Newport Historical Society, (401) 841-8770.

September 6 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Jackson Hill Cider Day—The historic orchard comes alive during the early fall festival with music, crafts, and seasonal refreshments. Help grind apples and press cider. Watch artisans demonstrate their craft. Tour the oldest house in northern New England. For more information: Jackson House, (603) 436-3205.

September 6 to September 7 in Orwell, Vermont:

Soldiers Atop the Mount—Event includes demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, firing artillery, cooking, and making clothing, annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps. For more information: Mount Independence, (802) 948-2000.

September 6 to September 7 in Warren, Pennsylvania:

Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival—Event features more than 150 artisans, entertainment, demonstrations in wood carving, wool spinning, weaving, and more. At Warren County Fairgrounds. For more information: Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival, (814) 688-6909.

September 6 to September 7 in Canal Fulton, Ohio:

Yankee Peddler Festival—Event features artists, crafters and food from colonial days, militia and mountain men, demonstration and entertainment. At Clays Park Resort. For more information: Yankee Peddler Festival, (800) 535-5634.

September 6 in Delaware, Ohio:

Country Americana Auction—Auction features country Americana, painted furniture, folk art, pottery and lighting. For more information: Garths Auctions, (740) 362-4771.

September 6 to September 7 in Morristown, New Jersey:

People of the Continental Army—Visit Continental soldiers and others who worked with and for the army. Hear what they have to say about army life, their duties, equipment and experiences. At the Soldiers Huts. For more information: The Morristown National Historical Park, (973) 543-4030.

September 7 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia:

Longhunters and Landgrabbers—Learn about the life of the Longhunter and the happenings of the Land-Grabbers. For more information: Fort Randolph, (304) 675-7933.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through September 7 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700-1830—Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibit of more than 25 instruments. Examine the differences in the various types of keyboards as well as the evolution of the instrument over time. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (800) 447-8679.

Now through December 31 in Various, Massachusetts:

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture—Unites eleven institutions in an unprecedented partnership to celebrate furniture-making in the Bay State. A multitude of exhibitions and events organized by partnering institutions: the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Concord Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Historic Deerfield, Historic New England, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, North Bennet Street School, Old Sturbridge Village, Peabody Essex Museum, and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. See the website for a complete calendar of project activities as well as detailed information on Massachusetts furniture from the 1620s to the present. For more information: Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture

Now through September 7 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Painters and Paintings in the Early American South—The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg will open a groundbreaking new exhibition of extraordinary paintings associated with the Early American South. This is the first exhibition of its kind that explores the scope of this region of early American art while bringing new vitality, excitement and scholarship to the forefront. Carolyn Weekley, Colonial Williamsburg’s Juli Grainger Curator, has assembled these exquisite objects through years of painstaking research and collaboration to produce a stunning exhibition of portraits, landscapes, seascapes and other artworks pertinent to the Atlantic coast states from Maryland southward and the upper coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The exhibition of more than 80 works created in or for the South between 1735 and 1800 features 40 objects on loan from many other well-known and respected museums and a number of generous private collectors. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.

Now through September 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware—Exhibit features over 70 pieces of masterfully decorated slipware, sculptural bottles, refined creamware and faience that are part of the rich artistic legacy of North Carolina’s first earthenware potters. The exhibit also includes pottery shards and molds that were used to create the bottles. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens/MESDA, (800) 441-5305.

Now through November 8 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Paisley Pashmina Embroidery Workshop—In conjunction with the Positively Paisley exhibit, the Charleston Museum Institute offers a two-day embroidery workshop. Internationally renowned needlework instructor and designer Laura Jenkins Thompson will discuss the fascinating historical evolution of the paisley design, and get participants started on an embroidered shawl that is an homage to the 17th- and 19th century adaptations of the paisley. Registration required. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through December 31, 2015 in Marietta, Ohio:

Imagining Marietta-The Northwest Territory Murals—The exhibit houses 12 murals depicting the first settlement of the Northwest Territory, each painted by William Mark Young. Also, on display are rare and seldom seen artifacts ranging from Rufus Putnam’s banjo clock, hand-written letters, historic newspapers, & photos of early Marietta. For more information: Campus Martius Museum, (800) 860-0145.

Now through December 31, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South—This new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. The exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 1800hist or y.

Now through January 10, 2016 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Gardens & Groves—This special exhibition explores George Washington’s creation of a picture-perfect setting. Discover the ideas that shaped his vision and inspired the landscape at Mount Vernon. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

Now through February 15, 2015 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century—In the early 20th century the village of Deerfield supported a thriving Arts and Crafts community of metalsmiths, potters, furniture makers, photographers, embroiderers, and basket makers. The exhibition will feature more than 25 objects from Historic Deerfield’s collections and will include objects made by Madeline Yale Wynne, Cornelius Kelley, the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, and the Pocumtuck Basket Makers. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 31, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America—Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 1800hist or y.

Now through November 10 in Hampton, New Hampshire:

Windsor Chair making Classes—Windsor chair expert Mike Dunbar offers five-day classes in the making of various styles of Windsor chairs. Registration required. For more information: Windsor Institute, (603) 929-9801.

Now through May 31, 2015 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast—Explore the relationships among living humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past 200 years. Ceremonial regalia, trade goods and art sold in galleries today reveal creative expressions of family, heritage, politics and commerce in a changing world. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through November 29 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour—From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through December 28 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Newport Historical Society Historic Site Tours—Tour one of the Newport Historical Society’s historic sites, the 1739 Colony House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, or the 1697 house museum. For more information: Newport Historical Society, (401) 841-8770.

Now through November 30 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour—Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through September 14 in Princeton, New Jersey:

Micah Williams: Portrait Artist—This exhibition presents an unmatched look at New Jerseys itinerant portrait painter Micah Williams (1782-1837) and tells a story about the new America of the 19th century. For more information: Morven Museum & Garden, (609) 924-8144.

Now through December 29 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western MassachusettsFurniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts explores Western Massachusetts’s 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, 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. Visit fourcenturies.org. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

Now through December 31 in New Paltz, New York:

Historic Huguenot Street—Tour the stone houses of one of the oldest residential streets in America, here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Each home is open with a different interpretation. Exhibits with collection pieces are highlighted as well. Open 7 days a week. Please check website for tour times & prices. For more information: Historic Huguenot Street, (845) 255-1660.

Now through January 4, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum—On display in its Historic Textiles Gallery, the flag collection spans from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, with examples covering a range of functions and styles. Many flags are exhibited for the first time. For more information: Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through November 30 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Founding Fashion: The Diversity of Regularity in 18th-Century Military Clothing—The exhibit explores what military clothing is and how European military fashion, vast international trade networks, and American creativity all combined to create a distinctively American military appearance. Many of these garments and related accessories are one-of-a-kind survivors preserved only in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

Now through March 29, 2015 in Winchester, Virginia:

Safes of the Valley—The exhibition will feature more than forty food safes, many on first-time public display. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (540) 662-1473.

Now through October 13 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York:

Great Wilderness, Great Expectations: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum—Exhibit features more than 50 works from the museum’s permanent collections — some never exhibited before — depicting the Adirondack landscape over more than two centuries. Since the early 1800s, images of the Adirondack landscape have helped shape the American relationship to, and definitions of, "wilderness" and "nature." For more information: The Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

Now through October 31 in Shelburne, Vermont:

Painting a Nation—Exhibition forms the core of a renewed emphasis and focus on American art and highlights themes of the collections strengths, particularly the New England landscape, genre painting, and portraiture. For more information: Shelburne Museum, (802) 985-3346.

Now through October 12 in Portsmout, New Hampshire:

Drawing Toward Home-Designs for Domestic Architecture—See original drawings of houses from Historic New England collection. Featuring architects and properties in the Federal, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and Modern styles. For more information: Governor John Langdon House, (603) 436-3205.

Now through October 15 in Woodstock, Connecticut:

Pilgrims, Patriotsand Products-Selling the Colonial Image—Exhibition examines how advertisers have used romanticized imagery about America’s colonial past to sell commercial products. For more information: Roseland Cottage, (860) 928-4074.

Now through October 27 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour—See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as Rogue’s Island. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 31 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Souls & Stones Walking Tour—Explore the Common Burying Ground. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 4 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour—From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community. $15 per person. Offered the first Saturday of the month. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 30 in Morristown, New Jersey:

"Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts" exhibit—Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary, the exhibit showcases the Museums collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Edward Kranich. Also featured are examples of New Jersey stoneware from such makers as Noah Furman and Charles Wingender, and New Jersey silver by Cary Dunn, Aaron Lane and others. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.

Now through October 12 in Bridgton, Maine:

Young Rufus Porter - The Art World Beckoning—Exhibit focuses on early American artists that Rufus Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man. Artists include John Brewster Jr., Charles Willson Peale, Michele Felice Corne and selections from the William Matthew Prior school in Portland and Boston. For more information: Rufus Porter Museum, (207) 647-2828.

Now through September 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana:

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492—1898—Explores the private lives and interiors of Spains New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century. For more information: New Orleans Museum of Art, (504) 658-4100.

Now through February 8, 2015 in New York, New York:

Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy—Exhibit provides a new perspective on American art by approaching narrative subject matter through the lens of taste as it was defined roughly from 1825 to 1870, when the place of the arts in a democracy was hotly debated in the United States. By integrating history, literary, and religious subjects with now better-known examples of rural and domestic genre, this ground-breaking exhibition introduces to modern audiences the broad range of styles and narrative themes through which nineteenth-century American viewers were expected to attain cultural refinement.  For more information: New York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400.

Now through January 18, 2015 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Bucket Town-Four Centuries of Toy-Making and Coopering—The exhibit will explore the rich traditions of coopering and toy-making in Hingham, Massachusetts, a coastal town located in Boston’s South Shore. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

Now through October 13 in Burton, Ohio:

Bridal Gowns from the 1840s through the 1950s—Exhibition features 16 gowns dating from the 1840s through the 1950s and includes historical fashion accessories. At Century Village Museum. Location: The Geauga County Historical Society. , (440) 834-1492.

Now through November 9 in Saco, Maine:

At Home in the Victorian Era—Victorian Americans were fascinated with the material world. At home they surrounded themselves with what seems to be - at least to modern eyes - an extravagant amount of clutter, creating over-filled and rather claustrophobic spaces. Rooms were crammed with a profusion of objects, floors crowded with upholstered chairs, mahogany tables, and tufted sofas, oil paintings, lithographs, and framed photographs graced the walls, heavy curtains framed windows and doorways, embroidered valances hung from mantles and shelves, and pottery, seashells, and bric-a-brac were everywhere. The exhibition provides an understanding of daily domestic life and the power of the ideas that defined the "happy household." For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through July 27, 2017 in Whippany, New Jersey:

The Birchwood Manor Antiques Show—More than 150 exhibit booths selling American, European And Asian furniture, silver, paintings, clocks, jewelry, samplers and more. For more information: JMK Shows, (973) 927-2794.

Now through November 30 in Garrison, New York:

The Hudson River Portfolio-A Beginning for the Hudson River School—Exhibit features a suite of famous aquatints made between 1821 and 1825 and published in New York City, The Hudson River Portfolio. The images were for a subscription-based venture and contain 20 hand-colored prints, each about 20 by 30 inches and depicts an iconic view along the river from north of Troy south to Governor’s Island. The exhibit is augmented with a bound copy of the entire Portfolio and ceramics depicting Portfolio views. For more information: Boscobel House & Gardens, (845) 265-3638.

Now through November 7 in New York, New York:

To The Inhabitants of Great Britain - The Robert R. Livingston Letters—In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston
(1746-1813) drafted a letter titled "The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain." Commissioned by the Second Continental Congress as an eleventh-hour attempt to reconcile with the mother country. The letter was discovered last summer in the Morris-Jumel
Mansion in New York City, which served as George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The manuscript will be on view at New York Historical Society in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, and will remain on loan for purposes of study and display for two years. For more information: New York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400.

Now through July 5, 2015 in Winterthur, Delaware:

The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament—The exhibition showcases the evolution of needlework and the prominent role it played in womens lives during the 17th through 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.

Now through December 31 in New York, New York:

In Miniature—The exhibition comprises two groups of portrait miniatures- British, from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and French, from the revolutionary period to the Empire. Also included are several eighteenth-century French gold boxes decorated with narratives or scenes in grisaille. For more information: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.

LATER THIS MONTH

s September 12 in Thomaston, Maine: At Henry’s Table

s September 12 to September 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Heritage Harvest Festival

s September 12 to September 14 in Columbus, Ohio: Country Living Fair Columbus

s September 12 to September 14 in Plattsburgh, New York: 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh

s September 12 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Rare, Out of Print and Used Book Auction

s September 12 to September 13 in Clinton, Tennessee: Days of the Pioneer Antique Show

s September 13 in Richmond, Kentucky: 18th Century Court Days

s September 13 in Big Pool, Maryland: One Fort: Three Wars

s September 13 to September 14 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania: Fall Harvest Fair

s September 13 to September 14 in Shelbyville, Kentucky: Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat

s September 13 in Rensselaer, New York: Harvest Faire

s September 13 in New Gloucester, Maine: Shaker Village Folk Festival

s September 13 to September 14 in Statesville, North Carolina: Living History Weekend

s September 13 in Gaffney, South Carolina: Living History Day

s September 13 to September 14 in Decatur, Illinois: Prairie Celebration

s September 13 to September 14 in Ticonderoga, New York: Living History Weekend: Lodging as the Nature of the Campaign will Admit - Building Soldiers’ Huts in 1776

s September 13 to September 14 in White Plains, New York: White Plains Antiques Show

s September 13 in East Berlin, Pennsylvania: Colonial Day

s September 13 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wool Frolic

s September 13 to September 14 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Agricultural Exhibition

s September 13 in Clinton, South Carolina: Backcountry Survival

s September 13 in Canterbury, New Hampshire: Canterbury Artisan Festival

s September 13 to September 14 in Kirtland, Ohio: Village Peddler Festival

s September 13 to September 14 in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania: 10th Annual Colonial Fair & Muster

s September 13 in Historic St. Marys City, Maryland: Indian Discovery Day

s September 13 to September 14 in Canal Fulton, Ohio: Yankee Peddler Festival

s September 14 in Alexandria, Virginia: Presidential Salon with James Madison

s September 14 in Yorktown, Virginia: Lambs Artillery

s September 14 in Fairmont, West Virginia: Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: History Alive - Chief Cornstalk

s September 17 to September 21 in New York, New York: New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

s September 18 to September 22 in Indian lake, New York: The Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show

s September 18 to September 21 in Omaha, Nebraska: The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show

s September 19 to September 21 in Ticonderoga, New York: Eleventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

s September 19 to September 21 in Ballwin, Missouri: Saint Louis Antique Show & Sale

s September 19 to September 20 in Ewing, Virginia: Candlelight Ghost Tour and Haunted Dinner

s September 19 to September 20 in Mumford, New York: Hosmer’s Inn Dinners

s September 19 to September 20 in Lancaster, Ohio: Currys Harvest Gathering

s September 20 to September 21 in Wetumpka, Alabama: Ft. Toulouse French Garrison

s September 20 to September 21 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania: The Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show

s September 20 to September 21 in New Harmony, Indiana: Kunstfest Festival

s September 20 to September 21 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Colonial Market & Fair

s September 20 in Newport, Rhode Island: Quaker Newport Tour

s September 20 to September 21 in Midland, Michigan: Midland Antique Festival

s September 20 to September 21 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York: The Adirondack Museum Antique Show

s September 20 to September 21 in Howard City, Indiana: KohKohMah & Foster Living History Encampment

s September 20 to September 21 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

s September 20 to September 21 in Rochester, Indiana: Trail of Courage Living History Festival

s September 20 to September 21 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania: Penns Colony Festival

s September 20 to September 21 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: HarvestFest at Shaker Village

s September 20 in New Philadelphia, Ohio: Autumn Lantern Tour

s September 20 to September 21 in Creve Coeur, Illinois: Fort Crevecoeur Fall Gathering

s September 20 in Toccoa, Georgia: Pioneer Day

s September 20 to September 21 in Charlestown, New Hampshire: Return to No. 4: Revolutionary War Weekend

s September 20 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: 7th Annual Fall Festival & Open House

s September 20 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Battle Road Homes Open House

s September 20 in Concord, Massachusetts: British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution

s September 20 in Yorktown, Virginia: Bacons Rebellion

s September 20 in Ninety Six, South Carolina: Living History Day

s September 20 to September 21 in Asheville, North Carolina: Heritage Weekend

s September 20 in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire: Harvest Festival

s September 20 to September 21 in Canal Fulton, Ohio: Yankee Peddler Festival

s September 21 in Wellington, Ohio: 32nd Annual Harvest of the Arts

s September 21 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: The British Redcoat

s September 23 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Herbs, Food and the War of 1812

s September 23 to September 26 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival

s September 25 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Brunch with Margaret

s September 25 to September 27 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Antique and Collectors Exravaganzas

s September 25 in St. Leonard, Maryland: Spirits of the Chesapeake: Taverns & Tankards

s September 26 to September 28 in St. Charles, Illinois: Fall - Country Folk Art Festival

s September 26 to September 28 in York, Pennsylvania: York Antiques Show and Sale

s September 26 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Dine Around the Manor

s September 26 to September 27 in Liberty, North Carolina: Liberty Antiques Festival

s September 27 in Brookfield, Massachusetts: Antiques and Primitive Goods Show

s September 27 to September 28 in Greenville, Ohio: Prairie Days

s September 27 to September 28 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania: Penns Colony Festival

s September 27 in Burton, Ohio: Burton Antiques Market

s September 27 to September 28 in Lerna, Illinois: Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration

s September 27 to September 28 in Lucas, Ohio: Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antique and Primitive Show

s September 27 to September 28 in Richmond, Kentucky: The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough

s September 27 in Mason, Ohio: Patriot Fair

s September 27 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Cider Tasting

s September 27 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Heemet Fescht

s September 27 to September 28 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Crafts at Close Range

s September 27 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Harvest Party

s September 27 in Yorktown, Virginia: Royal Artillery

s September 27 in Orwell, Vermont: Thomas Jefferson & James Madison

s September 27 to September 28 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Country Fair

s September 27 in Media, Pennsylvania: Fall Flax and Textile Day

s September 27 in Reading, Pennsylvania: Call for Entries - Handmade Holidays 5

s September 27 to September 28 in Bedford, Pennsylvania: Coverlet College 2014

s September 27 to September 28 in Vevay, Indiana: Rural Heritage Tour

s September 27 to September 28 in South Berwick, Maine: Hamilton House Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

s September 27 in Williamsburg, Virginia: 200th Anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner"

s September 27 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: The Bread Bowl

s September 28 in Edwardsville, Illinois: 50/50 Antique Auction

s September 28 in Clovis, California: Old Town Clovis Antique & Collectible Fair

s September 28 in Victor, New York: A Seneca Encounter with LaSalle

s September 28 in Louisville, Kentucky: Fall Antiques Market

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

s September 9 to September 21 in LaFox, Illinois: Archaeology Field Session II

s September 14 to September 8, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe

s September 19 to September 8, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe