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Calendar from February 21 to February 27:


THIS WEEK

February 22 in Washington, District of Columbia:

A Vintage Evening: Whiskey and Rebellion—Discussion on the Whiskey Rebellion, the uprising against a tax on distilled spirits in 1791, and George Washington’s bold response to subdue the protesters. Event includes whiskey sampling. At the Anderson House. Registration required. For more information: The Society of the Cincinnati, (202) 785-2040.

February 23 to February 25 in Tacoma, Washington:

Trapped-Escape Fort Nisqually—Event challenges visitors to explore a trapper’s hidden secrets and uncover clues, solve puzzles, unlock the way to freedom, and escape without being caught. Tickets required. For more information: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 591-5339.

February 24 to February 26 in Vero Beach, Florida:

Vero Beach Extravaganza—Show features more than 300 dealers of antiques and collectibles. At Indian River County Fairgrounds. For more information: Vero Beach Extravaganza, (941) 697-7475.

February 24 to February 26 in Fairmont, West Virginia:

18th c. Firearms and Accoutrements Show—Show offers something for the 18th century reenactor to the serious collector. For more information: Prickett’s Fort State Park, (304) 363-3030.

February 24 to February 28 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Early American Craftsmanship: Influence and Innovation—69th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum features programs and lectures on American material culture focusing on the heavy influence of home cultures on immigrant artisans and consumers over generations. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (800) 603-0948.

February 25 to February 26 in Holliston, Massachusetts:

The Holliston Mass Antiques Show—Show features 100 exhibitors offering antiques and collectibles.
At Holliston Mass Senior High School. For more information: Allman Promotions LLC, (315) 686-5789.

February 25 to February 27 in Okeechobee, Florida:

Battle of Okeechobee—Re-enactment serves to heighten public awareness for this historic battle fought on Christmas Day in 1837 and includes artists, demonstrations, music, pow wow dancing and more. For more information: Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park

February 25 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Hearthside Bounty—Event features an evening in a 19th-century tavern and includes a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

February 25 to February 26 in Morristown, New Jersey:

Morristown Armory Antiques Show—Show features more that 100 dealers selling American, European And Asian furniture, silver, paintings and more. For more information: JMK Shows, (973) 927-2794.

February 25 in Richmond, Kentucky:

Fireside Chats-Maggie Delaney—Event features a first person historical character presentation and A Taste of the Frontier evening meal. Reservations required. In The 18th Century Tavern blockhouse. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.

February 25 to February 26 in Statesville, North Carolina:

Cherokee Attack Anniversary—Living history event gives a glimpse of what life was like for soldiers and settlers seeking protection through on-going displays of camp life, and scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. For more information: Fort Dobbs, (704) 873-5882.

February 25 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017—Hearth cooks teach a variety of cookery techniques and lead discussions on 18th- and early 19th-century food preparation, preservation technology, seasonality, diet, and the availability of local and imported foodstuffs. Theme-Baking in the Beehive Oven. Registration required. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7217.

February 25 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Hearth-Cooking Workshops—Event teaches culinary history, traditional recipes, and hearth techniques. See website for menu. Registration required. For more information: Strawbery Banke Museum, (603) 433-1100.

February 26 in Perrysburg,, Ohio:

Tea & Historic Craft—Event features a Sunday afternoon tea with learning a new craft inspired by the skills of yesteryear. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.

February 26 in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Historic Deerfields Free Winter Lecture Series—Renounce the Baneful Herb-Colonial Boycotts and the Invention of Liberty Tea. Lecture commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Townshend Acts exploring the politics of tea, consumer culture, and resistance on the eve of the American Revolution. At the Deerfield Community Center. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

February 28 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Music at Mount Vernon—Event features concerts of chamber music performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra prefaced by a brief piece of Mount Vernon history. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry—Exhibit examine more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through about 70 objects"both ancient and revival"tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.

Now through November 1, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia:

1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta—The world’s rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be on display on Level 2, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery of the National Postal Museum. For more information: National Postal Museum, (202) 633-1000.

Now through September 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Color & Shape: 19th Century Theorems—Exhibition showcases favorite theorems from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection depicting a variety of theorem compositions and subjects, and also shows the period process which artists, school girls, and everyday men and women followed. At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.

Now through October 1 in St. Augustine, Florida:

Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas—Exhibit features ancient artifacts, tools and life-size vessels, explaining how life and travel in the Americas has been affected by the historical use of the dugout. For more information: Government House Museum

Now through June 2 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Embroidery-The Language of Art—Exhibition looks at how the creation of embroidered objects fits into the changing definitions of art, craft, and design throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through September 30, 2018 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Lives Bound Together-Slavery at George Washingtons Mount Vernon—Exhibit demonstrates how closely intertwined the lives of the Washingtons were with those of the enslaved through household furnishings, art works, archaeological discoveries, documents, and interactive displays. In the galleries of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum. For more information: George Washingtons Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

Now through February 26 in New York, New York:

Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America—Exhibit is a contemplation of American self-taught portraiture through the lens of memory and loss in the form of a marked grave, a portrait painted after death, or a postmortem photograph. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through April 29 in Washington, District of Columbia:

An Agreeable Tyrant-Fashion After the Revolution—Exhibit considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume displaying over fifty mannequins in twelve period rooms, and explores men’s and women’s clothing from 1780 to 1825. For more information: DAR Museum, (202) 879-3341.

Now through July 1 in Hartford, Connecticut:

John Trumbull-Visualizing American Independence—Exhibition features three historic scenes by America’s first history painter, John Trumbull and explores the visual interpretation of the Revolutionary War and includes more than 30 objects taken from the museum’s permanent collection, an additional work by Trumbull as well as works by modern artists who revisited the legacy of the war in the 20th century in observance of major anniversaries. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through March 12 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain—Exhibition explores the creativity of footwear from around the globe featuring more than 200 pairs of shoes ranging from an ancient Egyptian sandal decorated in pure gold leaf to futuristic-looking shoes created on a 3D printer and considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, 866‐745‐1876.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture—Exhibit features an array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery—Exhibit features 38 examples of American and European clothing, accessories, textiles and needlework from the 17th century through the mid-20th century. . For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution-The William H. Guthman Collection—Exhibit features 75 powder horns offering a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. In the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through March 26 in Hartford, Connecticut:

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan—Exhibit features more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments and includes two monumental scroll paintings reunited for the first time in more than 130 years. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through April 16 in Los Altos, California:

Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider-A California Indian Feast Exhibition—Exhibit features foods important in the lives of Native Californians including fish, shellfish, seaweed, meat, vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, nuts, seeds, and salt and includes harvesting instructions and methods of preparing them. For more information: Los Altos History Museum, (650) 948-9427.

Now through February 25 in Saco, Maine:

Winter in Maine—Exhibit explores the way Mainers have worked and played in the cold winter months over the last 200 years and examines traditional winter work, such as logging and ice harvesting, as well as a variety of winter outdoor recreations like sledding, skating, snowshoeing, and skiing. For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through April 23 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection—Exhibit tells the story of the first and most avid collectors of the Shaker art, Faith and Edward Deming Andrews and includes approximately 200 objects, including craft, and household objects such as textiles, baskets, kitchen implements, and furniture. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.

Now through July 1, 2018 in winchester, Virginia:

This Must Be the Place-The Art of Landscape—Exhibition focuses on the real and imagined places that have captured the attention and imagination of artists, travelers, and viewers over the course of three centuries. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.

Now through March 15 in Waltham, Massachusetts:

Camellia Blooming Season—Event features a collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house, many of the trees are more than one hundred years old. For more information: Lyman Estate Greenhouses, (617) 994-5912.

Now through May 8 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina—Exhibit is a collective look at the historic art and artifacts associated with local waterfowling and draws from different categories of the Museum’s collections as well as private ones, and offers an important glimpse into the South Carolina Lowcountry’s longstanding water bird traditions. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Past Is Present-Revival Jewelry—Exhibition examines more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through 70 object, both ancient and revival, tracing the movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.

LATER THIS MONTH

March 2 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lancaster County Architecture: The First 100 Years (1710-1810)

March 3 to March 5 in Rock Island, Illinois: Quad Cities Antique Spectacular

March 3 to March 5 in Cedar Falls, Iowa: Uni-Dome Antique and Collectibles Show

March 3 to March 5 in Fort Worth, Texas: 54th Annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art

March 3 to March 4 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Honourable Company of Horners Annual Meeting

March 3 to March 4 in Tuscoloa, Illinois: Rural Life Antique Show

March 4 in Zoar, Ohio: Bicentennial Speaker Series

March 4 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017

March 4 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Chocolate-Dipped History

March 4 to March 5 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Maple Days

March 4 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

March 4 in St. Augustine, Florida: First Saturday Militia Muster and Training

March 5 in Waltham, Massachusetts: History of Camellias in Boston

March 9 in Newport, Rhode Island: The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver

March 10 to March 12 in San Mateo, California: Hillsborough Antiques, Art and Design Show

March 11 to March 12 in St. Charles, Illinois: 60th Spring Fox Valley Antiques Show & Sale

March 11 to March 12 in Stuart, Florida: Stuart Antique Show

March 11 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Hearthside Bounty

March 11 to March 12 in Ticonderoga, New York: Winter Workshop-French Accoutrements

March 11 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017

March 11 to March 12 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Maple Days

March 11 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

March 11 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Hearth-Cooking Workshops

March 11 to March 12 in Darien, Georgia: Scottish Heritage Days: A Colonial Reenactment

March 11 to March 12 in Inverness, Florida: Fort Cooper Days

March 12 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 12 in Ticonderoga, New York: Fort Fever Series-Basse Ville-Vernacular Architecture of the Lower Town at Carillon

March 12 in Louisville, Kentucky: Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series

March 12 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Charter Day

March 16 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Pressing Matters: The Art of Printing at Historic Deerfield

March 17 to March 19 in Charleston, South Carolina: Charleston Antiques Show

March 17 to March 19 in Houston, Texas: Houston Antiques, Art and Design Show

March 18 to March 19 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Military Through the Ages

March 18 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes 2017

March 18 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Art of Remembrance: Family, Art and Memory in New England

March 18 in Mystic, Connecticut: St. Patrick’s Day: Farm to Table

March 18 to March 19 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Maple Days

March 18 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

March 18 in Savannah, Georgia: Soakin’ It Up — Water at Wormsloe

March 18 to March 19 in Mumford, New York: Maple Sugar Festival

March 18 to March 19 in McLean, Virginia: The Antiques Show at the Madeira School

March 19 in Perrysburg,, Ohio: Tea & Historic Craft

March 20 to March 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Road Scholar Program at Historic Deerfield: Stimulating Beverages

March 20 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Women’s Painted Furniture-A Form of American Schoolgirl Art

March 21 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Music at Mount Vernon

March 21 in Salem, Massachusetts: Oceania in Salem: Art and Culture of the Pacific Islands

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

March 1 to March 31 in Edenton, North Carolina: Woman’s History Month

March 2 to March 30 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts: Our Story-400 Years of Wampanoag History

March 16 to April 22 in Charleston, South Carolina: Festival of Houses and Gardens

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