Now through April 20 in Schoharie, New York:
Schoharie Easter Egg Exhibit—For the first time in a decade, this April, the Mildred Vrooman Easter Egg Exhibit will be open to the public. The Egg Museum contains more than 5,000 hand-painted eggs created over a 60-year period. The eggs are arranged in vignettes depicting everything from fairy tales and historical scenes to a full-scale circus with a carousel and Easter and Christmas scenes. This exhibit is a unique gem, and this one-time event will again invite the public to appreciate the artistry and magic of this museum. This opening will support expansion of the collections at the Schoharie Free Library. firstname.lastname@example.org For more information: Vrooman Easter Egg Museum, (757) 947-6400.
April 21 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Patriots’ Day—See a recreation of the "alarm of 1775" when the Meetinghouse bell will ring and the Sturbridge militia will muster on the Common. Other special events include fife and drum music throughout the day and musket ball-making demonstrations. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
April 21 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:
Patriot’s Day—British reenactors and the Acton and Concord Minute Men will conduct a musket salute and ceremony at North Bridge. The Concord Parade will arrive at North Bridge around 9:30 a.m. and event includes ceremonies featuring minute man companies, British reenactors and music groups. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (978) 318-7825.
April 24 to April 28 in Chicago, Illinois:
Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show—The show will feature more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their impressive collections of fine art, antique and estate jewelry, Asian antiquities, sculpture, textiles, American and European Silver, furniture, contemporary art and more. At Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.
April 24 to April 25 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Winterthur Ceramics Conference—Conference features lectures and hands-on workshops presented by international experts and considers a broad range of Western and Chinese export ceramics. It also focuses on what such ceramics may have meant to the people who owned and used them. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.
April 24 to April 27 in Big Pool, Maryland:
18th-Century Market Fair—Come to historic Fort Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War for an authentic 18th century market fair. See hundreds of reenactors and sutlers selling 18th century wares like paintings and prints, clothing, patterns, material, books, camp gear, muskets and acoutrements, hornware, fireplace and cooking hardware, lanterns, tinware, copperware, pottery, etc. See hundreds of people dressed in colonial clothing: soldiers, longhunters, Native Americans, ladies, gentlemen, servants, traders, artisans, and children. For more information: Fort Frederick, (301) 842-2155.
April 24 to April 26 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania:
Antique and Collectors Exravaganzas—Show features hundreds of dealers from all over the country selling antiques and collectibles. For more information: Renninger’s Promotions, (321) 242-9124.
April 24 to April 27 in Various, Ohio:
Destination Ohio Spring Event—Weekend of open houses and events at the following antique shops
Olde Glory Antiques, www.oldegloryshops.com
Buggy Seat Antiques, www.buggyseat-antiques.com
Miller House Antiques, www.picturetrail.com/millerhouseantiques
Stone Village Antiques, www.stonevillageantiques.com
Curry’s Antiques, www.curryantiques.com
Simple Goods Show, www.picturetrail.com/simplegoods Location: .
April 25 to April 27 in Perrysburg, Ohio:
Yesteryear’s Essentials Conference—Knowledgable speakers will present on various aspects of material culture of the early 1800s, including a Regency-era fashion show. The conference kicks-off with merriment and diversion the evening of Friday, with presentations all day Saturday, and workshop(s) on Sunday. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.
April 25 to April 26 in Liberty, North Carolina:
Liberty Antiques Festival—Over 375 dealers from more than 23 states on a beautiful 100 acre farm with 18th to 20th century furniture, paintings, pottery, glass, clocks, dolls, quilts, folk art and more. For more information: Janmar Promotions, Inc, (336) 622-3041.
April 25 to April 26 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio:
Chagrin Falls Antiques Show & Sale—Dozens of dealers sell antiques ranging from books to furniture and more. At the Federated Church Family Life Center. Location: Keystone Antiques. , (440) 247-1614.
April 25 to April 26 in Lancaster, Ohio:
Curry’s Spring Gathering—Gathering features eight rooms full of antiques and demonstrations in blacksmithing, spinning, broom making, soap making, and more. For more information: Curry’s Antiques, (740) 654-1333.
April 25 to April 27 in Binghamton, New York:
Million Dollar Antique Show—Show features 100 dealers with a wide selection of quality antiques. At the Binghamton University Events Center. For more information: Binghamton Sertoma Club, (607) 771-6026.
April 25 to April 27 in Braselton, Georgia:
Braselton Antique and Gardening Festival—Festival features more than 120 booths featuring antiques, primitives, architectural pieces, furniture, jewelry, folk pottery, wood working, local artists, outdoor ironworks, a broad variety of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and more. For more information: Braselton Development Authority, (678) 960-8977.
April 26 to April 27 in Richmond, Kentucky:
Women on the Frontier—Learn about the life of a woman on the frontier during this two-day interpretive and interactive event. Demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th century life skills and daily activities in the lives of women. Learn about primitive cooking techniques, woods skills, choosing what to bring to the frontier, and more. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.
April 26 in Richmond, Kentucky:
18th Century Court Days—Discover what Kentucky’s early courts were like before statehood, while still a part of Virginia. Those who attend can participate as officers of the court, or plaintiffs and defendants. Learn how law and order was established and maintained by our settlers. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.
April 26 to April 27 in Ticonderoga, New York:
Clothing and Accoutrement Workshop—In this two-day workshop look at legwear, both formal military gaiters in the French & Indian war, and at simple farmer’s half-gaiters, which were pressed into service like so much civilian clothing during the Revolutionary War. Build either a pair of French military linen gaiters or a pair of civilian woolen spatter-dashers. Registration required. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.
April 26 to April 27 in Wetumpka, Alabama:
French and Indian War Encampment—A program recreating the various Native American and European powers involved in the French and Indian War also known as the Seven Years War (1755-1763). Fort Toulouse was a part of the French colony of Louisiana from 1717 until 1763. Event includes living history demonstrations of military, Indian, and civilian life and a merchant’s encampment with souvenirs and items pertaining to the period will be for sale. For more information: Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site, (334) 567-3002.
April 26 to April 27 in North Augusta, South Carolina:
Olde Towne Artisans’ Fair—Fair features a wide array of fine artists and skilled artisans. In addition to booths displaying items for sale, several sites throughout the park will have craftsmen demonstrating their skills. For more information: North Augusta Living History Park
April 26 to April 27 in Clinton, South Carolina:
Musgrove Mill Revolutionary War Encampment Weekend—This event will feature reenactors demonstrating many aspects of colonial life in the South Carolina Backcountry during the Revolutionary War. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience historic portrayals of life in the South Carolina Backcountry during the Revolutionary War. Activities will highlight the battle fought at Musgrove’s Mill in August of 1780 through interpretive talks, demonstrations and exhibits. The demonstrations include flintlock weapons demonstrations, tactical military demonstrations, period children’s games, colonial art, colonial medicine, blacksmithing, and more. For more information: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, (864) 938-0100.
April 26 to May 3 in Statewide, Virginia:
Virginia’s Historic Garden Week—Visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks. For more information: Garden Club of Virginia, (804) 644-7776.
April 26 to April 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
The Philadelphia Antiques Show—The show celebrates its 53rd year and features over 60 exhibitors offering a vast selection of furnishings and decorative arts. At The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F. For more information: The Philadelphia Antiques Show, (610) 902-2109.
April 26 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Speaker Series: Linda Lefko—Join author, historic decorative painter and Early American Life magazine directory artisan Linda Lefko, for "Painted Walls of New England" an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed itinerant painter Rufus Porter (1792-1884) and other New England wall mural artists, as well as a demonstration of wall mural art. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
April 26 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:
Battle Road Heroes—Walk down a candle-lit path to the past and listen to the personal stories of residents who lived along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775. This special evening of theater and history is presented by The Guild of Historic Interpreters. At The Center for 18th Century Life at Minute Man NHP. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (978) 318-7825.
April 26 to April 27 in Gaggney, South Carolina:
Living History Weekend—North Carolina Highland Regiment encampment. The NCHR portrays the 71st Highlanders who fought at the Battle of Cowpens. Event includes weapons firing demonstrations. For more information: Cowpen National Battfield, (864) 936-7921.
April 26 in Mansfield, Ohio:
Simple Goods Antique Show—Show features more than 50 dealers of early 18th and 19th C. country antiques and primitive accessories. For more information: Simple Goods Antique Show, (740) 848-4005.
April 26 to April 27 in Evansville, Indiana:
Antiques & Collectibles Show—Show features 100 dealers selling Americana, antiques & collectibles, china, dolls, furniture, glassware, jewelry, and more. At the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds. For more information: Collectors Carnival Show Promotions, (812) 469-2255.
April 26 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:
Herring Run Festival—Festival features special hands-on activities for kids, live music, a local artisan marketplace, and the grist mill will be grinding organic cornmeal and sampe (grits) and sharing samples of crowd-favorite corn dishes. At The Plimoth Grist Mill at Jenney Pond. For more information: Plimoth Plantation, (508) 746-1622.
April 26 to April 27 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:
A Weekend of 17th Century Samplers—A weekend of workshops and lectures about early samplers and the young girls who stitched them. Gather with embroidery enthusiasts for lectures, instruction and delicious 17th century food. Embroider the Mary Atwood Sampler (c.1650), led by Joanne Harvey, nationally-renowned sampler expert. View rarely-seen treasures from Plimoth Plantation’s collection, such as the Plimoth Jacket and the Theodora Oxenbridge sampler (c.1670). The weekend includes a tour of Plimoth Plantation and a visit to Pilgrim Hall Museum’s exhibit, Needlework Samplers: Wrought by Tradition. Registration required. For more information: Plimoth Plantation, (508) 503-2653.
April 26 to April 27 in Various, Massachusetts:
Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail—A self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. There will be 10 guests in addition to the 9 potters that will welcome visitors to their studios. For more information: Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, (413) 625-2870.
April 26 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Patriots Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade—Event features demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a parade and muster. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.
April 22 to August 3 in New York, New York:
Goya and the Altamira Family—This exhibition features Goya’s four portraits of members of the Altamira family, including the so-called Boy in Red. Also on view will be a fifth Altamira portrait, by Agustín Esteve. This will be the first time these family portraits—now dispersed in public and private collections in Spain and the United States—will be seen together as a group. For more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
April 26 to May 31 in Various, Maryland:
Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage—The Pilgrimage offers the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties and landmarks of great import in the War of 1812. The 2014 tour includes about 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across five areas in Maryland. Prince Georges County (Saturday, April 26) Baltimore County/Parkton (Sunday, May 4) Talbot County (Saturday, May 10) Calvert County (Saturday, May 17) and Kent County (Saturday, May 31). For more information: Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage, (410) 821-6933.
Now through October 12 in Altoona, Pennsylvania:
Fort Roberdeau 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic—Event includes 18th Century sutlers, childern’s Colonial games,
period demonstrations and more. For more information: Village Restorations, (814) 696-1379.
Now through May 11 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Quilts in the Baltimore Manner—This exhibition will feature 12 nineteenth-century quilts made in and around the Baltimore area. The exhibition showcases fine examples of the Baltimore quilt tradition with a sampling of quilts made in nearby counties as well as in parts of Virginia. At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 1800hist or y.
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 Williamsburgâ€™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 May 26 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Threads of Feeling—A traveling exhibition organized by the Foundling Museum of London."Threads of Feeling" consists of 59 books of textile tokens on loan from Coram, a British children’s charity. The exhibit features a small object or token, usually a piece of fabric, from more than 4,000 babies left at London’s Foundling Hospital between 1741 and 1760, which was kept as an identifying record. The fabric was either provided by the mother or cut from the child’s clothing by the Foundling Hospital’s nurses. Attached to registration forms and bound up into ledgers, these pieces of fabric form the largest collection of everyday textiles surviving in Britain from the 18th century. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through May 11 in Boston, Massachusetts:
John James Audubon Birds—As author and illustrator of The Birds of America, John James Audubno(1785-1851) traveled thousands of miles throughout the United States and Canada to seek out and draw North American birds in their natural habitats. In the books enormous pages, each more than three feet high, Audubon captured the full range of avian life in North America, including many exotic creatures. Produced in England and issued in a limited edition between 1827 and 1838, only about 120 complete copies exist today. This exhibition features prints from the MFAs copy of The Birds of America and some smaller works by Audubon. The artist was also a gifted writer, and the exhibition pairs his birds with his words, offering insight into Audubons methods,obsessions, and the trials associated with his giant project. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, (617) 267-9300.
Now through August 3 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed—Opening on Sunday August 4th 2013 Macculloch Hall Historical Museum presents a new exhibit "Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweedť," in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery. The exhibit will feature over twenty examples of the political cartoons Thomas Nast created attacking Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. The Museum is open to tour the house, visit the gardens, and view exhibits on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through August 10 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
The Needlework of Salem Exhibit—The exhibit features the exquisite needlework made by girls and women living in Salem, North Carolina, in the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibit features more than 40 embroideries, many of them stitched by Moravian women directly tied to our historic sites, such as members of the Vierling, Vogler and Winkler families. It also highlights the needlework of girls who attended the Salem Girls’ Boarding School from as far away as Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, emphasizing the importance of Salem as a regional center for excellence in both trades and education. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens/MESDA, (800) 441-5305.
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 July 1 in Morristown, New Jersey:
Controversies: The More Things Change…—This new exhibit explores topics that helped shape our world through local history events which had national significance: medical experimentation, immigration, and the right to die. The exhibit inspires people to consider, even reconsider, the ways in which they think about these important, frequently debated issues. The exhibit explores local history events which had national significance: the 1833 Antoine LeBlanc murder trial and public execution and the immigration issues of the late nineteenth century as depicted by political cartoonist Thomas Nast. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.
Now through May 4 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard—The furniture of Nathan Lombard stands out among the rich traditions of cabine-tmaking found in rural Massachusetts in the early 1800s. The exhibit will represent the largest assembling of Lombard’s furniture since they left his workshop. New discoveries—including family narratives, early daguerreotypes of the Lombard family, and personal family artifacts—help bring the Lombard family to life. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (508) 347-0206.
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 May 2 in San Diego, California:
Call for Entries-Fine Woodworkers Association—The Sand Diego Fine Woodworkers Association’s Annual Design in Wood Exhibition to be held during the San Diego County Fair on June 7 through July 6, 2014. Entries can be made online at www.sdfair.com or www.sdfwa.org. For more information: Fine Woodworkers Association, (619) 422-7338.
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 May 18 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania:
N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making—Images of inspirational and patriotic events in American history, from Coronado’s 16th-century expedition to Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865, will be on view in this exhibition. N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making features 12 dramatic paintings, created by the artist in the late 1930s for a popular advertising calendar, and shows
Wyeth’s renowned mastery of stirring action and authentic detail. For more information: Brandywine River Museum, (610) 388-2700.
Now through April 27 in Portland, Maine:
Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum—This exhibition features more than 100 exceptional and rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of American art. Dating from the late-18th through the mid-20th century, these masterworks encompass a wide range of techniques, styles, and media. For more information: Portland Museum of Art, (207) 775-6148.
Now through June 30 in Marietta, Ohio:
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 May 18 in Ft. Worth, Texas:
Art and Appetite: American Art, Culture, and Cuisine—This exhibition of sixty paintings explores the art and culture of food, investigating the many meanings and interpretations of dining in America. From this country’s earliest years, American artists have used still life painting to express cultural, political, and social values, elevating the subject to a significant artistic language. The topic of food allowed American artists both to celebrate and critique their society, expressing ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, commerce, and how these categories define American identity. For more information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, (817) 989-5065.
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 May 18 in New York, New York:
Radiant Light - Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral—This exhibition of stained glass from England’s historic Canterbury Cathedral features six Romanesque-period windows that have never left the cathedral precincts since their creation in 1178—80. Recent repairs to the stonework of the magnificent historic structure necessitated the removal of several delicate stained-glass windows of unparalleled beauty. While the restoration of the walls has been undertaken, the stained glass has also been conserved. The windows that will be shown at The Cloisters are from the clerestory of the cathedral’s choir and east transepts. The six figures—Jareth, Lamech, Thare, Abraham, Noah, and Phalech—were part of an original cycle of eighty-six ancestors of Christ, the most comprehensive stained-glass cycle known in art history. For more information: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
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 May 3 in Saco, Maine:
From the Elegant to the Everyday-200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England—Exhibit will focus on the clothing worn by the inhabitants of northern New England from the mid-18th through the mid-20th centuries. It will include not only examples of "best" dress, but also items of everyday clothing. After all, fashionable attire was not confined to just special occasion garments or the
clothing of the elite, even ordinary clothes reflected the current style of their day. A variety of accessories will be on view as well. For more information: Dyer Library/Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.
Now through May 26 in New York, New York:
Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown—This exhibition follows Audubon into unchartered territories—geographic, artistic, and scientific—as he encountered and mapped new species and grappled with the disappearing illusion of America’s infinite wilderness. It galvanized his awareness about the necessity of conserving species and habitats. The exhibit will continue showcasing masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society collection of John James Audubon’s preparatory watercolors. For more information: New-York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400.
Now through June 1 in Portland, Maine:
Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program—This documentary installation shines light on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This exhibition features information about the consortium and documentary photographs of its nearly 40 member sites, which range from the paint-splattered barn used by Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner in East Hampton, Long Island, to the carriage house in which Grant Wood painted American Gothic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the hand-crafted woodworking shop of Sam Maloof in Alta Loma, California. In addition to educating audiences about HAHS, the exhibition will place the Homer Studio in a larger discussion about the importance of preserving historically significant structures as part of our nation’s cultural heritage. For more information: Portland Museum of Art, (207) 775-6148.
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.
April 19 to December 29 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts—Furniture 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.
April 19 to April 27 in Charles City, Virginia:
Virginia’s Historic Garden Week—Tour the grounds and gardens of Shirley Plantation during Virginia’s annual historic garden week. For more information: Shirley Plantation, (800) 232-1613.
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s May 4 in Enfield, New Hampshire: Grow Your Own Pharmacy
s May 4 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania: Childrens Day Sheep and Wool Program
s May 4 in Romeoville, Illinois: Living History Encampment
s May 7 to May 10 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Rendezvous on the River
s May 7 in Clinton, New Jersey: Hunterdons Historic Samplers
s May 8 to May 10 in Savannah, Georgia: Savannah Preservation Festival
s May 9 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Farm to Table
s May 9 to May 11 in Louisville, Kentucky: 19th Annual Gardenerss Fair
s May 9 to May 10 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Herb & Garden Faire
s May 9 to May 11 in Ewing, Virginia: The Raid at Martins Station
s May 9 to May 10 in Fishersville, Virginia: 54th Shenandoah Antiques Expo
s May 10 to May 11 in Vonore, Tennessee: Garrison Weekend
s May 10 to May 11 in Chalfont, Pennsylvania: The Byers’ Choice American Artisan Showcase
s May 10 to May 11 in Asheville, North Carolina: Fiber Weekend
s May 10 to May 11 in Ticonderoga, New York: No Quarter Re-enactment of, "America’s First Victory"
s May 10 in Morristown, New Jersey: Women of the House
s May 10 in Marcellus, New York: Offerings — Country Antique Show and Sale
s May 10 in Bristol, Rhode Island: Hearth Cooking Workshop
s May 10 in Stockton, New Jersey: Historic Tavern Tour and Lecture
s May 10 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Jamestown Day
s May 10 in Ligonier, Indiana: Spring Hearthside Dinner
s May 11 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Mothers Day
s May 11 in Morristown, New Jersey: Soldier at the Huts
s May 11 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: Early American Trade Signs and the Stories They Tell
s May 13 to May 18 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: The Brimfield Antiques Show
s May 16 to May 18 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
s May 16 to May 18 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Foodways of the Upper & Lower Sorts During the Late 18th Century
s May 16 to May 18 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Siege of Fort Randolph
s May 16 to May 18 in Lake Elmo, Minnesota: Shepherds Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival
s May 16 in Ticonderoga, New York: Sixth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators
s May 16 to May 18 in Ticonderoga, New York: Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War
s May 16 to May 17 in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania: Penn Dry Goods Market
s May 16 to May 18 in Hampton, New Jersey: Leni Lenape Encampment
s May 16 to May 18 in Taos, New Mexico: Jicarilla Apache Artist Show & Sale
s May 16 in Winchester, Virginia: Safe at Home! The Southern Food Safe and Its World
s May 17 to May 18 in Wetumpka, Alabama: Ft. Toulouse French Garrison
s May 17 to May 18 in Elizabeth, Tennessee: 20th Annual Siege at Fort Watauga
s May 17 to May 18 in McLean, Virginia: Spring Market Fair
s May 17 in Romeo, Michigan: Spring Fiber Day
s May 17 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Spring Festival: The Language of Flowers
s May 17 in Blacksburg, South Carolina: 1800s Food Preservation
s May 17 in Mumford, New York: Military Heritage Day
s May 17 in Forest, Virginia: Architectural Restoration Talk & Tour
s May 17 to May 18 in Bristol, Rhode Island: 8th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival
s May 17 in Bristol, Rhode Island: Hearth Cooking Workshop
s May 17 to May 18 in Big Pool, Maryland: To Garrison the Fort
s May 17 in Newport, Rhode Island: Russell Warrens Newport
s May 17 in St Francisville, Louisiana: The 1812 Market Faire
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s May 5 to January 4, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina: Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum
s May 11 to March 29, 2015 in Winchester, Virginia: Safes of the Valley