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Calendar from January 30 to February 2:


THIS WEEK

January 30 to February 3 in Miami Beach, Florida:

Miami Beach Antique Show—Show features nearly 1,000 dealers with collections from Renaissance to Art Deco eras including fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain and more. At the Miami Beach Convention Center. For more information: U.S. Antique Shows, (239) 732-6642.

January 30 to February 1 in Fishers, Indiana:

Hearthside Suppers—Prepare and dine on a meal prepared the 19th century way and served inside the historic Conner House using recipes from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook. Reservations required. For more information: Conner Prairie, (317) 776-6000.

January 31 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Dinner in a Country Village—A unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Gather in the Parsonage to roast, bake, and mull, while costumed interpreters oversee the preparations. Enjoy the results, all by candlelight. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

January 31 to February 1 in Worthington, Ohio:

Worthington Historical Society Antique Show—Show features more than 30 deals offering city, country and painted furniture, stoneware, decoys, antique dolls, redware, quilts, linens, antique writing instruments, estate & costume jewelry, silver and more. At Holiday Inn Columbus N. Location: Worthington Historical Society. , (614) 885-1247.

February 1 in Mason Neck, Virginia:

Seeds of Independence—The eighth annual program will consider the influence of West African spiritual traditions within Christian faiths embraced by slaves, and later, free antebellum blacks and post-Civil War African Americans. Reception and mansion tours to follow. For more information: Gunston Hall, (703) 550-9220.

February 5 to February 8 in Fishers, Indiana:

Hearthside Suppers—Prepare and dine on a meal prepared the 19th century way and served inside the historic Conner House using recipes from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook. Reservations required. For more information: Conner Prairie, (317) 776-6000.

February 5 to February 9 in South Naples, Florida:

Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show—Show features more than 75 exhibitors of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian art, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art, and more. At the Naples Exhibition Center. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.

February 6 to February 7 in Waukesha, Wisconsin:

41st Winter Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show & Sale—Show features more than 58 dealers from 8 states, all indoors. The semi-annual event raises important funding for Waukesha County scholarships and Wisconsin historic preservation endeavors. At Waukesha Expo Center’s Forum Building. For more information: Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association, (815) 575-1272.

February 6 to February 8 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania:

Designer Craftsmen & Historic Home Show—Show features exhibits including architectural salvage, art restoration, floor coverings, furniture restoration, millwork, windows, 18 & 19th century reproduction furniture, redware pottery, hand carved folk art figures, handwoven textiles and more. At the Valley Forge Convention Center. For more information: Designer Craftsmen & Historic Home Show, (610) 768-3215.

OPENINGS

February 1 to April 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection—The exhibition includes a selection of the Johnsons collection, dating between about 1750 and 1860, along with a variety of Pennsylvania German decorative arts from the Museum’s collection, including painted furniture, redware pottery, and metalwork. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through December 31 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 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 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 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 May 31 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 March 29 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 February 8 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 July 5 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 September 8 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe—Objects from The Mariners Museum are featured in this special exhibition tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.

Now through December 31 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

North Carolina Moravian Landscapes, 1790-1890—Artist depictions of the physical landscape reflecting the cultural and economic developments of the area with a variety of detailed maps, surveys, drawings, and paintings. In the J. Blum House. For more information: Old Salem Museums & Gardens., (336) 721-7360.

Now through March 29 in Princeton, New Jersey:

Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860—The exhibition is the first to focus on the contribution of New Jersey in the creation of schoolgirl needlework in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The goal is to survey schoolgirl needlework completed in the state or by New Jersey girls prior to 1860 to create a lasting record of the best-known examples, of which 150-plus are displayed. On October 5, the Princeton Theological Seminary hosts a panel to discuss the significance of schoolgirl needlework. Speakers include Linda Eaton, senior curator at Winterthur Museum, and needlework scholars Dan and Marty Campanelli. For more information: Morven Museum & Garden, (609) 924-8144.

Now through March 22 in Concord, Massachusetts:

Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England—Exhibit uncovers the complex role sleep has played in everyday life throughout American history through objects as varied as bedsteads and coverlets, nightclothes and cradles, tin tubs and mahogany high chests. For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.

Now through May 31, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

A Celebration of American Quilts—Exhibit features twelve quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. In the McCarl Gallery. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

Now through April 19 in St. Louis, Missouri:

The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America—The exhibition explores the complex negotiations related to The Louisiana Purchase and its aftereffect on St. Louis. A highlight of the exhibition is the Treaty of Cession (in French), better known as The Louisiana Purchase Treaty. For more information: Missouri History Museum, (314) 746-4599.

Now through February 16 in Salem, Massachusetts:

In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould—Exhibit features 20 exemplary works of Gould’s furniture alongside paintings, archival materials, decorative arts and digital media elements that provide insight into the makers and consumers of 18th-century American design and culture. In the Special Exhibition Galleries. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through May 29, 2016 in Winchester, Virginia:

Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection—The exhibition will include portraits featuring men, women, families, and children from the 1600s through the 1800s. Most of the paintings are British, with some works by American and Dutch painters. In the Founders Gallery. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.

Now through February 22 in New York, New York:

Holiday Express Exhibition—The exhibition dating from approximately 1850 to 1940, contains a comprehensive representation of the work of every major toy manufacturer that set the standard for the Golden Age of European toy manufacturing. Location: New-York Historical Society.

Now through April 12 in Baltimore, Maryland:

From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print—The exhibition explores when printing was a new, experimental medium, beginning with the publication of Gutenbergs Bible in 1455,. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.

Now through March 8 in New York, New York:

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America—Exhibition features more than 60 works of American folk art made in rural areas of New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and 1925. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through December 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution—Exhibit features one of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented. The 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 27 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture—Exhibit explores an array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers including Duncan Phyfe and Honoré Lannuier, Samuel McIntire, John and Thomas Seymour, and John Townsend. In the Flynt Center of Early New England Life - Friary Gallery For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through June 25 in Morristown, New Jersey:

Thomas Nast: Unknown Works and American Icons—Exhibit features a collection of rarely exhibited, virtually unknown works by the man whose art defined many of Americas most popular icons-Santa Claus, Uncle Sam, the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant. Previously unpublished oil paintings and watercolors, rarely seen pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and original architectural elements from the artists home will be among the objects presented. In addition to these and several never-before-exhibited pieces, some of Thomas Nasts best-known characters are also on display. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.

Now through April 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art—The exhibition—which presents paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, and prints as well as furniture, ceramics, silver, and textiles-explores the evolving ways in which African American artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.

Now through August 2 in Fort Worth, Texas:

Audubon’s Beasts—Exhibition features some of John James Audubons greatest depictions of North Americas four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs. For more information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, (817) 989-5067.

Now through February 1 in New York, New York:

Winter Antiques Show—Show features more than 70 exhibitors specializing in Americana, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts. At the Park Avenue Armory. For more information: Winter Antiques Show, (718) 292-7392.

Now through March 15 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

House & Home—Exhibit explores the varied history and cultural meanings of the American home, from the Colonial period to today. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.

January 30 to April 26 in Portland, Maine:

The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America—Exhibit features artworks, largely painted between 1750 and 1904, that reveal the breadth of experiences Americans have engaged in with our coastlines. For more information: Portland Museum of Art, (207) 775-6148.

LATER THIS MONTH

s February 7 to February 8 in Fremont, Ohio: Living History Trade Fair

s February 7 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats Series-Pioneer Doctor

s February 7 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village

s February 7 to February 8 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: 18th Century Camp Craft

s February 7 in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire: Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival

s February 7 in Youngstown, New York: Snowshoe Patrol

s February 7 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Archaeology Seminar

s February 7 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop-Roasted, Baked, and Stewed

s February 7 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes

s February 7 in Louisville, Kentucky: The Historical Ball

s February 8 in Ticonderoga, New York: Fort Fever Series

s February 8 in Louisville, Kentucky: Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series

s February 8 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Searching for the Life of Harriet Hemings

s February 12 to February 15 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

s February 13 to February 15 in Groesbeck, Texas: Cross Roads on the Frontier

s February 13 to February 14 in Lumpkin, Georgia: African-Americans - Changing History

s February 13 to February 17 in West Palm Beach, Florida: Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

s February 13 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

s February 13 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport

s February 14 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats Series-Maggie Delaney, Indentured Servant

s February 14 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village

s February 14 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines

s February 14 to February 15 in Thonotosassa, Florida: Fort Foster Rendezvous

s February 14 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Sewing Workshop-Making An 18th-Century Pinball

s February 14 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes

s February 14 in Charlottesville, Virginia: The American Plate: A History of the United States in 100 Bites

s February 14 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

s February 14 in Newport, Rhode Island: An Afternoon in 1820: Life at the Whitehorne House

s February 14 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Rum and Revolution Tour with Rum Tasting

s February 14 in Charleston, South Carolina: Staking a Claim: Exploration and Discovery in the New World

s February 15 to February 16 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Washington’s Birthday Celebrations

s February 15 to February 19 in Madison, Georgia: Madison Antiques Show & Sale

s February 15 in Newport, Rhode Island: Commerce and Craftsmanship: The Colonial Point Neighborhood

s February 16 in Mason Neck, Virginia: The Two Georges

s February 16 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

s February 17 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Road to Independence Walking Tour

s February 17 in Princeton, New Jersey: Friend or Faux: Common Pitfalls and Misrepresentations in the World of Antique Samplers

s February 18 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

s February 19 to February 22 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

s February 19 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

s February 20 to February 22 in Fairmont, West Virginia: 18th c. Firearms and Accoutrements Show

s February 20 to February 24 in Williamsburg, Virginia: 67th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum

s February 20 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport

s February 20 in Newport, Rhode Island: History Detective: A Family Tour

s February 21 in Darien, Georgia: Colonial Cook-Off

s February 21 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fireside Chats Series-Simon Kenton

s February 21 in Ticonderoga, New York: Battle on Snowshoes

s February 21 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Dinner in a Country Village

s February 21 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Antique Sleigh Rally

s February 21 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Hearthside Bounty

s February 21 to February 22 in Venice, Florida: The Venice Florida Antiques Show

s February 21 to February 22 in Holliston, Massachusetts: Holliston Mass Antiques Show

s February 21 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Classes

s February 21 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: The Stamp Act Riot and the Road to Revolution

s February 21 to February 22 in Dothan, Alabama: Folk and Outdoor Workshop Weekend

s February 21 in New Philadelphia, Ohio: T-County History Patriot Rally

s February 22 in Concord, Massachusetts: Handel and Haydn Society Concert

s February 22 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Liberty Lecture Series - Friends and Rivals

s February 22 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: 2015 Winter Lecture Series

s February 22 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Winter Festival: Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

s February 22 in Morristown, New Jersey: Spring Exhibit Speaker Series

s February 24 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Music at Mount Vernon

s February 26 to March 1 in Fishers, Indiana: Hearthside Suppers

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

s February 10 to March 21 in Charleston, South Carolina: Camellia Walks

s February 12 to May 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: George Catlin’s American Buffalo

s February 14 to April 12 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Re-Discovering Bucks County Fraktur: Recent Acquisitions

s February 14 to August 2 in Fort Worth, Texas: American Still Life

s February 17 to March 15 in Waltham, Massachusetts: Camellia Blooming Season

s February 21 to September 5, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Birds, Bugs and Plants-Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century