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Calendar from June 24 to June 27:


THIS WEEK

Now through June 25 in New Gloucester, Maine:

Maine Festival of American Music—Festival features Shaker music and history in the context of classical and folk music, while also celebrating American musicians, composers, historians and craftsmen. In the 1794 Meeting House. For more information: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, (207) 926-4597.

June 24 to June 26 in Mystic, Connecticut:

WoodenBoat Show—Show features more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type and includes demonstrations, workshops and exhibitors booths offering maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and more. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (860) 572-0711.

June 24 to June 26 in McLean, Virginia:

Colonial Living Experience—Program immerses the visitor in the 18th century with period clothing, cooking meals over an open fire, sleeping in tents and learning about 18th century skills. For more information: Claude Moore Colonial Farm, (703) 442-7557.

June 24 to June 25 in Beaufort, North Carolina:

Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour—Walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and historic places. For more information: Beaufort Historic Site, (252) 728-5225.

June 24 to June 26 in Morehead City, North Carolina:

Antique Show & Sale—Show features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles. At the Crystal Coast Civic Center For more information: Beaufort Historic Site, (252) 728-5225.

June 25 to June 26 in Vicksburg, Michigan:

The Battle of Sunset Lake—Event includes Revolutionary War reenactment, artillery demonstration, an 18th century fashion show, a tactical performance by the re-enactors, and entertainment. At Village Recreation Park and in the Historic Village. For more information: North West Territory Alliance, (269) 649-1733.

June 25 in Lees Summit, Missouri:

Old Summit Country Antique Show—Show features more that 60 dealers offering early country wares. At the John Knox Village Pavilion. For more information: Old Summit Country Antique Show, wwwoldsummitantiqueshowcomindexhtml.

June 25 to June 26 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania:

Traditional Cherry Fair and Early American Craft Show—Event features traditional artisans, farming demonstrations, family fun, cherry treats and more. For more information: Historic Schaefferstown, (717) 949-2244.

June 25 to June 26 in Big Pool, Maryland:

260th Anniversary Celebration—Celebration features living history demonstrations and activities. For more information: Fort Frederick, (301) 842-2155.

June 25 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:

Colonial Music—Program features 18th century music played on a fiddle and learn about the social, political and military uses of music and dance in colonial times. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (973) 369-6993.

June 25 in Mumford, New York:

Celtic Faire—Event celebrates the culture, history and traditions of the Scots and Irish with musical performances, dance demonstrations and authentic food and drinks. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum, (585) 538-6822.

June 25 to June 26 in Vergennes, Vermont:

Abenaki Heritage Weekend—Event features Abenaki arts and traditions, including beadwork, quillwork, basketry, pottery, woodworking, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills. For more information: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, (802) 475-2022.

June 25 in Media, Pennsylvania:

French and Indian Skirmish and Camp—Event features reenactments, workshops and demonstrations, including cooking, woodworking and other everyday activities of the colonial time period. For more information: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, (610) 566-1725.

June 25 in Frederick, Maryland:

Frontier Day—Event features German colonial re-enactors and frontier trades persons, including riflemen, a blacksmith, and other interpreters in colonial frontier period costume. For more information: Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

June 25 to June 26 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina:

Liberty Mountain—Revolutionary war drama brings the Battle of Kings Mountain to the stage. For more information: Kings Mountain Little Theatre, (704) 730-9408.

June 26 in Farmingdale, New Jersey:

Independence Day Celebration—Event features the members of the Howell Iron Works celebrating the founding of our nation and Independence Celebration with militia drills, a parade, speeches, and fanfare. For more information: The Historic Village at Allaire, (732) 919-3500.

June 26 in Louisville, Kentucky:

Summer Antiques Market—Market features American country antiques, formal furniture, books, textiles, jewelry, and silver. On the lawn at Locust Grove. For more information: Historic Locust Grove, (502) 897-9845.

June 26 in Amesbury, Massachusetts:

Music in the Meeting House—Event features music from the period in which the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House was built. For more information: Historic New England, (978) 462-2634.

July 1 to July 3 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina:

Liberty Mountain—Revolutionary war drama brings the Battle of Kings Mountain to the stage. For more information: Kings Mountain Little Theatre, (704) 730-9408.

July 1 to July 3 in Thomaston, Maine:

Revolutionary War Encampment—Encampment features Fletcher’s Scouting Party and re-enactors from around New England pitching tents, showing their wares, cooking over a campfire, playing period music, and practicing musket drills. For more information: The General Henry Knox Museum, (207) 354-8062.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through September 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Birds, Bugs and Plants-Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century—The exhibition examines how the study of nature shifted from pure science to aesthetic art form between 1590 and 1818. Featuring more than 70 objects in a wide range of illustration, the majority of which will focus on the 18th century, the exhibition will explore how interest in natural history on both sides of the Atlantic grew during the period. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.

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 February 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’ ’Greek Slave’—Exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805—1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century. The display features an extensive collection acquired from Powers’ studio in Florence, Italy. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum, (202) 633-7970.

Now through August 15 in Yorktown, Virginia:

Creating Our New Museum—Exhibit features two dozen objects selected from the hundreds of 18th-century artifacts that will be exhibited in the new galleries, the American Revolution Museum, and includes a video preview of future gallery short films about the changing relationship between American colonists and Britain. For more information: Yorktown Victory Center, (888) 593-4682.

Now through August 13 in Canyon, Texas:

Hunting the Panhandle-Plains—Exhibition presents how animal life on the Panhandle-Plains has evolved and how this affected hunting, settlement, and migration patterns both in prehistoric and historic times. For more information: Pan-Handle Plains Historical Museum, (806) 651-2244.

Now through September 4, 2017 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 January 1, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut:

Miniature World in White Gold: Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler—Exhibition explores the career of the innovative porcelain modeler and showcases a broad range of finely detailed porcelain figures created by Kaendler over his 44 years as a modeler at the Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through July 10 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Unveiled: Wedding Fashion and Traditions in the South—Exhibit features an array of wedding garments from the early 1800s through the mid- 20th century including gowns, veils, garters, shoes, jewelry and men’s fashions such as frock coats, tuxedoes, and hats. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through February 12, 2017 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts—Exhibition explores the subject of flora and how it inspired the decorative arts. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

Now through July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut:

Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and Its Legacy" Examines Inspirations and Effects of 1810-1860 Costume Design—Exhibit presents historic garments alongside literary works, paintings, prints, and decorative arts to illustrate how European fashion from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras influenced new styles created in the Romantic era between 1810 and 1860. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through January 29, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence—Exhibit maps the American road to independence exploring the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation and features rare manuscript maps, printed maps and watercolors. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.

Now through December 31 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

Weathervanes—Exhibit features more than 40 examples of weathervanes showcasing the evolution of the art form. For more information: Landis Valley village & Farm Museum, (717) 569-0401.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia—Exhibit examines the influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas and features objects produced in the America including furniture, silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:

Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art—Exhibit features more than 50 art objects created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies including the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1472.

Now through October 31 in Winchester, Virginia:

Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia—Exhibit features more than 20 mixed-media assemblages inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s book Notes on the State of Virginia (1781). For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.

Now through October 1, 2017 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 September 18 in Concord, Massachusetts:

N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord—Exhibition includes charcoal drawings, watercolors, and additional artwork related to the series, including sketches created by Andrew Wyeth as illustrations for the book Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. In the Wallace Kane Gallery For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.

Now through November 30 in Exeter, New Hampshire:

The Currency of Colonial America: the Struggle for Economic Independence—Exhibit explores the Colonies struggles for their own currency, the use of currency during the time of the American Revolution, and the difficulties the Congress and States had at creating a single currency for the new country. For more information: American Independence Museum, (603) 772-2622.

Now through January 6, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy—Special exhibit features highlights from the Museum’s natural history collections. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through June 2, 2017 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 August 7 in New york, New York:

Turner’s Whaling Pictures—Exhibition is the first to unite the series of four whaling scenes made by British landscapist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775—1851) near the end of his career. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through September 25 in Concord, Massachusetts:

Women of Concord—Exhibition uses objects in its collection to tell the stories of some of the town’s famous and not-so-famous female citizens. For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Corning, New York:

Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka—Exhibition features more than 70 exquisitely detailed glass models of marine invertebrates made by the legendary father-and-son team. For more information: Corning Museum of Glass, (800) 732-6845.

Now through August 28 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg—Exhibit explores architectural elements from both surviving and demolished 18th- and early-19th-century buildings in the Historic Area. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.

Now through September 28 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Estate Tour—Event features visits to the former dairy and farm exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on a narrated tram tour led by a specially trained guide. Reservations recommended. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-4884.

Now through December 10 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America—Exhibit explores the importance of trade between American Indians and English colonists, from the founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, and the role of Virginia in the development of a new world of exchange in goods and commodities in North America. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.

Now through October 30 in Saco, Maine:

Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum—Exhibit features a collection of objects obtained by the Museum and includes many artifacts with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through July 2 in Nashville, Indiana:

38th Annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale—Exhibition features 130 juried artists working in the traditional style used by Hoosier artists painting in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Brown County. At the Brown County Art Gallery. For more information: The Indiana Heritage Arts, (812) 988-4609.

Now through October 10 in Saunderstown, Rhode Island:

Jane: Heir to the Stuart Genius—Exhibit features original works of art by Jane Stuart, daughter of Gilbert Stuart. For more information: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, (401) 294-3001.

LATER THIS MONTH

s July 2 to July 4 in Big Pool, Maryland: The Fort is Pretty Full-Fort Frederick during the American Revolution

s July 2 to July 4 in Ticonderoga, New York: Independence Day Weekend

s July 2 to July 3 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Living History Weekends

s July 2 in Howes Cave, New York: A Song, A Dance, and A Story to Be Told

s July 2 in St. Augustine, Florida: Living History at Fort Matanzas

s July 2 in St Augustine, Florida: Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose

s July 2 in Washington, District of Columbia: Happy 200th, Tudor Place!

s July 2 to July 3 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Independence Weekend Celebration

s July 2 to July 4 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Independence Day Celebration

s July 2 to July 3 in Kings Mountain, South Carolina: Fourth of July Encampment

s July 2 to July 3 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Independence on the Frontier: Militia Muster

s July 3 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: An Independence Day Celebration Circa 1800

s July 3 to July 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Liberty Celebration

s July 3 in Morristown, New Jersey: Revolutionary Times

s July 4 in South Salem, New York: Antiques in the Church Yard

s July 4 to July 5 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Independence Day 1813

s July 4 in Princeton, New Jersey: July 4th Jubilee

s July 4 in Darien, Georgia: Cannons Across the Marsh

s July 4 in Midway, Georgia: Independence Day Colonial Faire

s July 4 in Louisville, Kentucky: Independence Day 1816

s July 4 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Happy Birthday, America

s July 4 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Independence Day Celebration

s July 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Fourth of July

s July 4 in Sibley, Missouri: Independence Day

s July 4 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri: Independence Day

s July 4 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: An American Celebration

s July 4 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: An American Celebration

s July 4 in Clinton, Tennessee: July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot

s July 5 in Ticonderoga, New York: 1777 Fall of Ticonderoga Tour

s July 6 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Tannenberg Organ Recital Series

s July 6 in Ticonderoga, New York: Pavilion Promenade

s July 7 to July 9 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky Outdoor Drama

s July 7 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Summer Lecture Series: Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

s July 8 to July 10 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Historic Craft Classes

s July 8 to July 9 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina: Liberty Mountain

s July 8 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Unusual for their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies

s July 9 in St. Marys City, Maryland: Adults Only at the Plantation

s July 9 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Town Meeting: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

s July 9 in Edgewater, Maryland: Revolutionary London Town

s July 9 in Bishop Hill, Illinois: Bishop Hill Country Antique Market

s July 9 to July 10 in Loveland, Colorado: Rocky Mountain Antique Festival

s July 9 to July 10 in Yorktown, Virginia: Green Spring Open House

s July 9 to July 10 in Hubbardton, Vermont: Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment

s July 10 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Living History Theater

s July 10 in Easton, Pennsylvania: Heritage Day

s July 10 in Baltimore, Maryland: The Carrolls’ 216th Wedding Anniversary Tea Party

s July 12 to July 17 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Brimfield Antique Show

s July 12 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Antiques and Collectibles Market

s July 12 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Dealers Choice Antique Show

s July 12 to July 17 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Midway Antiques Show

s July 13 to July 17 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: New England Motel & Antiques Market

s July 13 in Ticonderoga, New York: Pavilion Promenade

s July 13 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Tannenberg Organ Recital Series

s July 14 to July 16 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Mays Antique Market

s July 14 to July 16 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky Outdoor Drama

s July 14 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Summer Lecture Series: Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

s July 14 in Rockland, Maine: Traditional Decor for Modern People

s July 14 to July 16 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

s July 15 to July 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina: Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza

s July 15 to July 16 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina: Liberty Mountain

s July 15 to July 17 in Port Angeles, Washington: Washington Lavender Festival

s July 16 to July 17 in Frankenmuth, Michigan: Colonial Frankenmuth, Cass River Encampment

s July 16 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Abigail Adams: Life, Love, Letters

s July 16 to July 17 in McLean, Virginia: 18th Century Colonial Market Fair

s July 16 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: James P. Allaire’s Birthday and Guild Day

s July 16 to July 17 in Big Pool, Maryland: Repair to the Fort-Pontiac’s Rebellion

s July 16 to July 17 in Bedford, Pennsylvania: 1820’s Folkways

s July 16 in Yorktown, Virginia: Royal Artillery

s July 16 in White Springs, Florida: Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Day

s July 16 in Windsor, Vermont: 1777 Constitution Day Celebration

s July 16 to July 17 in Altoona, Pennsylvania: Rev War Days

s July 16 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Buildings Archaeology: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Historic Structures

s July 16 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Independence Festival

s July 17 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Open Hearth Cooking

s July 20 in Ticonderoga, New York: Pavilion Promenade

s July 20 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Tannenberg Organ Recital Series

s July 21 to July 23 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky Outdoor Drama

s July 21 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Summer Lecture Series: Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

s July 21 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Brunch with Margaret Blennerhassett

s July 21 to July 23 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

s July 21 to July 24 in Asheville, North Carolina: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.

s July 22 to July 24 in Liverpool, New York: Great American Antiquefest

s July 22 to July 24 in Middletown, Rhode Island: Newport Antiques Show

s July 22 to July 24 in Nantucket, Massachusetts: John Sylvia’s Antiques & Fourwinds Craft Guild

s July 22 to July 24 in Springdale, Arkansas: Antique Festival of the Ozarks

s July 22 to July 24 in Olney, Illinois: The Dodransbicentennial Days

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

s July 2 to July 10 in Aspen, Colorado: Aspen Antiques, Jewelry & Fine Arts Fair

s July 2 to July 10 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Kutztown Folk Festival

s July 13 to July 27 in Wilmington, Delaware: Made in the Americas Film Series

s July 19 to October 24 in New York, New York: Drawings and Prints: Selections from The Met Collection

s July 21 to January 15, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina: Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style

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