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Calendar from December 4 to December 5:


THIS WEEK

Now through December 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida:

Palm Beach Jewelry Antiques Design—Show features more than 100 exhibitors presenting art, antiques and jewelry. At the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.

Now through December 5 in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Wreath Workshops—Workshop produces a beautiful holiday wreath. At Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. For more information: Monticello, (434) 984-9800.

December 5 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia:

Christmas on the Frontier—Event features celebrating the season the way the people on the frontier did. For more information: Fort Randolph, (304) 675-7933.

December 5 in Charles City, Virginia:

A Candlelight Christmas—Event features a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations enjoying the famous hospitality at the three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. Reservations required. For more information: Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations, (804) 829-2962.

December 7 in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Wreath Workshops—Workshop produces a beautiful holiday wreath. At Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. For more information: Monticello, (434) 984-9800.

December 7 in Middlebury, Vermont:

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England—Holiday-themed lecture and reception about the evolution of Christmas from the seventeenth century, when it was outlawed in New England, through the early twenty-first century. For more information: Historic New England, (802) 388-2117.

December 8 to December 10 in Forest, Virginia:

Holiday Candlelight Tours—Candlelit tours of Mr. Jefferson’s villa retreat dressed for the holidays offer an intimate look at what Thomas Jefferson and his family’s evenings might have been like. Reservations required. For more information: Poplar Forest, (434) 525-1806.

December 8 in Newport, Rhode Island:

The Launch of Rhode Island’s Revolutionary Artillery—This lecture by author J.L. Bell explores how the conflict over Rhode Islands artillery signaled a decisive break with royal authority during New Englands move toward war. For more information: Newport Historical Society, (401) 841-8770.

December 9 to December 10 in Richmond, Kentucky:

18th Century Christmas at the Fort—Event features the Fort lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time and includes living history interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season-candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music, dance, and more. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.

December 9 to December 10 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland:

Madrigal Dinners—Event features feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the holiday decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676. Reservations required. For more information: Historic St. Mary’s City, (240) 895-4991.

December 9 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours—Event features a guided tour by candlelight through the Historic District with the customs and traditions of Christmas brought to life. Pre-registration required. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens, (800) 441-5305.

December 9 to December 10 in Archbold, Ohio:

Holiday Lantern Tours -Yuletides of Yesteryear—Event features tours of various homes in the village learning about American Christmas Holiday Traditions over the years. For more information: Sauder Village, (800) 590-9755.

December 9 to December 10 in Chatsworth, Georgia:

Christmas by Candlelight—Event features the sights and sounds of a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes. For more information: Chief Vann House Historic Site, (706) 695-2598.

December 9 to December 10 in Charlestown, Indiana:

Christmas Candlelight Tours—Event features tours of the historic house by candlelight with historical holiday decor, and live period music. For more information: Historic Tunnel Mill, (812) 606-1264.

December 9 to December 11 in Mumford, New York:

Yuletide in the Country—Event features tour guides leading guests through the snow-covered streets in the year 1849 when New York declared Christmas, Independence Day and New Years Day state holidays and includes music, dancing and tree lighting and more. Reservations required. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum, (585) 538-6822.

December 9 to December 10 in Farmingdale, New Jersey:

Christmas Lantern Tour—Tour features strolling through the lantern lit village, learning about Christmas in 1836 with music, history and a little bit of theater. For more information: The Historic Village at Allaire, (732) 919-3500.

December 9 to December 10 in Bishop Hill, Illinois:

Lucia Nights—Event features music and entertainment at various village locations and refreshments served in shops and museums by Lucias. For more information: Bishop Hill Heritage Foundation, (309) 927-3899.

December 9 to December 10 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:

Light in the Darkness - a Plimoth Plantation Holiday Tradition—Event features a candlelit stroll visiting residents of early Plymouth Colony as they prepare for the holidays For more information: Plimoth Plantation, (508) 746-1622.

December 9 to December 11 in Lebanon, Ohio:

Christmas at Glendower—Guided tours of the historic Greek-Revival mansion decorated for the holidays. For more information: Glendower Historic Mansion, (513) 932-1817.

December 9 to December 11 in Dearborn, Michigan:

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village—Event features lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and more. For more information: The Henry Ford, (800) 835-5237.

December 9 in Edgewater, Maryland:

Illuminated London Town—Event features colonial nighttime and holidays at a candlelit William Brown House, a roaring fire in the Lord Mayor’s Tenement and more. Registration required. For more information: Historic London Town and Gardens, (410) 222-1919.

December 9 to December 10 in Mystic, Connecticut:

Lantern Light Tours—Tour features a theatrical production of “The Nut-Cracker Sweets,” set on Christmas Eve in 1876 and is inspired by “The Nutcracker.” Reservations required. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (860) 572-0711.

December 9 to December 10 in Thonotosassa, Florida:

Fort Foster Candlelight Event—Event features a lantern-lit trail through the military fort and Seminole camp encountering musicians, living history scenarios, and battle reenactment. For more information: Fort Foster State Historic Site, (813) 987-6771.

December 9 to December 11 in Hagerstown, Maryland:

German Christmas Tours—Tour the seasonally decorated historic home of German-born town founder, Jonathan Hager, and learn the Christmas traditions past and present, and discover their origin. For more information: Jonathan Hager House Museum, 3017398577x170.

December 9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Getting Ready for a Winter’s Ball—Illuminated evening tour features the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball including food being prepared, musicians rehearsing in the ballroom and more. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

December 9 to December 10 in Manheim, Pennsylvania:

Christmas Folk Art Show—Annual sale of “Christmas Folk Art" by local and regional artists, including tinware, redware, painted furniture, jewelry, ink illustrations, hand woven scarves, primitive wild fowl carvings, paper mache & chalkware folk art, wood turning, wood carving, and more. Location: Manheim Historical Society.

December 9 to December 10 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania:

Christkindlmarket—Event features local wineries and crafters, as well as colonial history decorated for the holiday including the path lit with luminaries and Christmas lights, and entertainment. For more information: Daniel Boone Homestead, (610) 582-4900.

December 10 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

Fezziwigs Ball—Evening features a buffet dinner with traditional dishes, 18th Century dancing, live music and more. In the Rock Ford Barn. Reservations required. For more information: Rock Ford Plantation, (717) 392-7223.

December 10 to December 11 in Statesville, North Carolina:

Winter Living History and Foodways Workshop—Event features historic interpreters discussing winter life in a French and Indian War camp through living history demonstrations and includes historic foodways and beer brewing. For more information: Fort Dobbs, (704) 873-5882.

December 10 in Youngstown, New York:

The Castle by Candlelight—Event features tours of the French Castle decorated for the season and lit entirely by candles. Meet historical characters and witness the firing of the grand "feu de joie". For more information: Old Fort Niagara, (716) 745-7611.

December 10 in Mooresville, Alabama:

Historic Mooresville Holiday Home Tour and Progressive Dinner—Tour includes the 1839 Brick Church, 1820 Stagecoach Tavern, 1840 Post Office and six private homes, all decorated in the tradition of Christmas past. Tickets are limited. Reservations required. For more information: Town of Mooresville, (256) 355-2683.

December 10 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri:

A Christmas Celebration—Celebration features interpreters of the customs of French, English and German settlers. For more information: Missouri Town 1855, (816) 229-8980.

December 10 to December 11 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Evening Tour-Mount Vernon Mourns—Event features a guided tour through the candlelit Mansion, meeting members of Washington’s family, along with history interpreters retelling firsthand experiences of the events leading up to and following the death of George Washington. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

December 10 in Bedford, Pennsylvania:

Candlelit Christmas—Event features the Village by candlelight with live seasonal music and more. For more information: Old Bedford Village, (814) 623-1156.

December 10 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

Salem Christmas—Annual celebration of Moravian traditions with music, mule-drawn wagon rides, historic trade demonstrations and more. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens, (800) 441-5305.

December 10 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

Anniversary Lovefeast at St. Philips—A Christmas Lovefeast held to commemorate the first service held in the African Moravian brick church. For more information: Old Salem Museum & Gardens, (800) 441-5305.

December 10 in Darien, Georgia:

A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George—Event features a traditional dinner in the soldier’s barracks. Reservations required. For more information: Fort King George Historic Site, (912) 437-4770.

December 10 in Charleston, South Carolina:

A Day in the Life of a Colonist—Living history event showcases some of the professional trades that helped support the fledgling colony as well as other daily-life chores and activities that were essential to the survival and success of Charles Towne. For more information: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, (843) 852-4200.

December 10 in Canterbury, New Hampshire:

Christmas at Canterbury—Event features an old-time 19th Century magic show, crafts, music, hot cider and singing Christmas carols and the lighting the Village Christmas tree. For more information: Canterbury Shaker Village, (603) 783-9511.

December 10 in McConnells, South Carolina:

Christmas Candlelight Tours—Tour features candlelit vignettes and costumed interpreters recreating Christmas of the backcountry settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries. For more information: Historic Brattonsville, (803) 684-2327.

December 10 to December 11 in Chillicothe, Ohio:

Holidays at Adena—Event features holiday-themed tours of the mansion decorated in 19th century yuletide. For more information: Adena Mansion and Gardens, (740) 772-1500.

December 10 in Charles City, Virginia:

A Candlelight Christmas—Event features a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations enjoying the famous hospitality at the three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. Reservations required. For more information: Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations, (804) 829-2962.

December 10 to December 11 in Houston, Texas:

Annual Candlelight Tour—Tour features decorated buildings, characters of Houston’s early residents, and their cultures, and customs, a Holiday Art Market, and choirs and musicians performing throughout the park. For more information: The Heritage Society, (713) 655-1912.

December 10 to December 11 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:

Christmas at the Plimoth Grist Mill—Event features festive holiday traditions and includes demonstrations and more. For more information: Plimoth Plantation, (508) 746-1622.

December 10 to December 11 in New Bedford, Massachusetts:

25th Annual Holiday House Tour—Tour features historic homes decorated for the holidays many with historic interpretation in period costume. Reservations recommended. For more information: New Bedford Preservation Society, (508) 997-6425.

December 10 in Alexandria, Virginia:

Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours—Tour through centuries of local history learning about Alexandria during the holiday season at Carlyle House, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum and the Lee-Fendall House. For more information: City of Alexandria, (703) 746-4242.

December 10 to December 11 in Greenbush, Wisconsin:

A Wade House Christmas—Event features Yankee and German holiday traditions, including rooms bedecked with fresh evergreen garlands, period crafts, games for young and old, stories from yesteryear, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. For more information: Wade House Historic Site, (920) 526-3271.

December 10 in Beaufort, North Carolina:

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour—Event features tours of private homes in Beaufort decorated in festive décor. For more information: Beaufort Historical Association, 252728522.

December 10 in Mason Neck, Virginia:

Christmastide at Gunston Hall—Event features holiday traditions of years past, visiting with costumed characters, exploring the grounds by candlelight, sampling period food in the hearth kitchen, and more. For more information: Gunston Hall, (703) 550-9220.

December 10 to December 11 in Beaverdam, Virginia:

Colonial Christmas—Event celebrates a simple 18th-century Christmas holiday with beautiful natural decorations and historically appropriate foods. For more information: Patrick Henrys Scotchtown, (804) 227-3500.

December 10 in Sury, Virginia:

Castle Christmas—Celebrate the holidays with 17th century English Christmas traditions and decorations. For more information: Bacon’s Castle, (757) 357-5976.

December 10 in Ewing, Virginia:

A Frontier Christmas—Yuletide celebration features music, dancing, caroling and candlelit tours. For more information: Martin’s Station, (276) 445-3065.

December 11 in Richmond, Virginia:

Court End Christmas—Christmas Open House features festive tours, hot mulled cider, holiday treats and more. For more information: The John Marshall House, (804) 648-7998.

December 11 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

Holiday Market—Market features handmade arts and crafts from the regions top artisans in the holiday-decorated 250-year old riverside Georgian/Victorian mansion once occupied by Lincolns first Secretary of War. Items offered include watercolors, redware, porcelain, leather, weavings, miniature boxes, folk art, floor cloths, fabric Santas, and more. For more information: John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion, (717) 233-3462.

December 11 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania:

Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight—Tour the mansion by candlelight as costumed interpreters portray colonial residents celebrating Twelfth Night. See the formal parlor, with a gathering underway as colonial “guests” dance to the music of a harpsichord, cooks making authentic dishes in the kitchen in its 8 foot hearth, and more. For more information: Pottsgrove Manor, (610) 326-4014.

December 11 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri:

Le Reveillon Celebration—Celebration highlights the music, customs, and crafts of an early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve. At Felix Vall� House State Historic Site. For more information: Historic District Ste. Genevieve, (573) 883-7102.

December 11 in Perrysburg, Ohio:

Holiday Open House—Event features War of 1812 soldiers and civilians providing demonstrations and answering questions about the War and camp life and includes holiday music, refreshments, and hands-on activities. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.

December 11 in Farmingdale, New Jersey:

Christmas at Allaire—Event features an early American Christmas with hearth cooking, singing, dancing, wagon rides and more. For more information: The Historic Village at Allaire, (732) 919-3500.

December 11 in Cleveland, Tennessee:

Cherokee Christmas Program—Event features how the Cherokee and the Settlers in this area celebrated the holidays and includes a candlelit walk, singing traditional songs, cooking over the fire and learning about the traditions of the past. For more information: Red Clay State Park, (423) 884-6217.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 January 15, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style—Exhibit looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. In the Historic Textiles Gallery. For more information: Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through January 8, 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut:

Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650—1830—Exhibition presents Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods, drawing together more than 120 exceptional objects from museums, historical societies, and private collections, the show highlights major aesthetic innovations developed in the region. For more information: The Yale University Art Gallery, (203) 432-0600.

Now through January 8, 2017 in New Bern, North Carolina:

Richard Dobbs Spaight: Legacy of a North Carolina Founding Father—Exhibit focuses on the first native-born Governor of North Carolina, his contributions to New Bern, the formation of the United States, and his legacy in serving the Revolutionary cause and during North Carolina’s early statehood. For more information: North Carolina History Center, (252) 639-3500.

Now through January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House—Exhibit showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William Waln and his wife, Mary and includes new discoveries about the house and the team who created the furniture with Latrobe. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives—Exhibit features the art of Fanny Palmer and Arthur Tait, two of the most prolific artists of Currier & Ives and explores how their collaboration with this iconic publisher of Christmas cards and Americana transformed how Americans made and viewed art. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through February 5, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey:

Fashion for the Far East: Collecting Chinoiserie at Macculloch Hall—Macculloch Hall Historical Museum founder W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976) was part of a second wave of collecting Asian and Asian-inspired art in the United States dating to just after World War II. The objects on display feature the collection together with a selection of objects acquired in subsequent years that support Mr. Todd’s collecting vision. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.

Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:

The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America—Exhibit focuses on samplers, pictorial rugs, painted and embroidered landscapes, memorial scenes, maps, and still-lifes the students were taught and explores the history of private female education in the United States and the key role of women educators in the growth of this country’s educational system. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Kent, Ohio:

Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute—Exhibition compares scenic and costume designs of this opera which premiered in 1791. For more information: Kent State University Museum, (330) 672-3450.

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 January 8, 2017 in New York, New York:

Fragonard DrawingTriumphant—Exhibition features 100 works on paper, nearly half are from private collections, some of which will be shown publicly for the first time. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through February 26, 2017 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 January 8, 2017 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention—Presentation of Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention is accompanied by an installation of objects from the collection that explores the role of copying in creativity and visual communication. For more information: The Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through January 1, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Library Exhibition: Being Ruth Wales du Pont—The exhibit showcases Ruth Wales du Pont who is often in the background at Winterthur. She was a talented and active person in her own right. The exhibit highlights her interests, including her collection of popular sheet music and compositions, theater programs, travel diaries of ocean voyages, her golf clubs and bridge score pads, and original poetry. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through February 5, 2017 in New York, New York:

Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion—The exhibition highlights approximately 60 masterworks from the early 18th century to the present, organized chronologically with ensembles shown in packing crates and on palettes, as though they have just arrived at The Met. Each object accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history. In the Anna Wintour Costume Center. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Yuletide at Winterthur—Annual Yuletide tour and celebration. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through March 12, 2017 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 31 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale—Sale offers traditional art forms originating in the communities of Swiss and German immigrants to Pennsylvania. For more information: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, (717) 393-9745.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Denise Wilz

Now through January 8, 2017 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania:

Twelfth Night Tours—Guided tours of the Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the Yuletide season, discussing traditional English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differ from modern Christmas celebrations. For more information: Pottsgrove Manor, (610) 326-4014.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania:

World Nativities—Exhibition presents dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes collected from around the world. For more information: Glencairn Museum, (267) 502-2600.

Now through January 8, 2017 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania:

Christmas in Pennsylvania—Exhibit shows how Christmas was celebrated in southeastern Pennsylvania during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with the traditions observed in the city of Philadelphia, and in rural Pennsylvania Dutch communities. For more information: Glencairn Museum, (267) 502-2600.

Now through December 31 in Saco, Maine:

12th Annual Festival of Trees—Festival offers an exhibit of trees and wreaths with the theme of Reflections of Christmas-Past, Present, Future. For more information: Dyer Library/Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Virginia:

A Colonial Christmas—Event features holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia recalled throughout the month with interpretive programs including period musical entertainment, holiday preparations at a period farm and more. For more information: Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center, (888) 593-4682.

Now through December 30 in Middletown, Virginia:

O TannenbaumA Festival of Trees—Event features decorated trees in each room of the historic Manor House and includes music and other programs. For more information: Belle Grove Plantation, (540) 869-2028.

Now through December 31 in Harleysville, Pennsylvania:

Christmas Feast Show & Sale—Show and sale features a gallery and exhibit offering pottery, baskets, textiles and more. For more information: Mennonite Heritage Center, (215) 256-3020.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Denise Wilz
Cynthia Baker
Teresa Hicks

LATER THIS MONTH

December 12 to December 13 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania: Christmas at the Cloister

December 13 in Middlebury, Vermont: The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

December 14 in Lebanon, Ohio: Fezziwig’s Ball

December 14 in McLean, Virginia: Wassail

December 15 to December 17 in Forest, Virginia: Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 16 to December 17 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland: Madrigal Dinners

December 16 to December 17 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

December 16 to December 17 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours

December 16 to December 18 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Christmas by Candlelight

December 16 in New Bern, North Carolina: Candlelight Past and Present

December 16 to December 18 in Mumford, New York: Yuletide in the Country

December 16 to December 17 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Christmas Lantern Tour

December 16 to December 17 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Light in the Darkness - a Plimoth Plantation Holiday Tradition

December 16 to December 18 in Lebanon, Ohio: Christmas at Glendower

December 16 to December 18 in Dearborn, Michigan: Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

December 16 in Edgewater, Maryland: Illuminated London Town

December 16 to December 18 in Mystic, Connecticut: Lantern Light Tours

December 17 in Savannah, Georgia: Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

December 17 in Charles City, Virginia: A Candlelight Christmas

December 17 to December 18 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Christmas at the Plimoth Grist Mill

December 17 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Christmas at Allaire

December 18 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Mount Vernon by Candlelight

December 19 in Charleston, South Carolina: Colonial Trades and Harvest Day

December 20 to December 23 in Dearborn, Michigan: Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

December 22 to December 23 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours

December 23 to December 24 in Lebanon, Ohio: Christmas at Glendower

December 23 in Mystic, Connecticut: Lantern Light Tours

December 25 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania: Christmas Day Crossing

December 26 to December 28 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 18th Century Yuletide Candlelight Tours

December 26 in Charles City, Virginia: A Candlelight Christmas

December 26 to December 30 in Dearborn, Michigan: Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

December 27 to December 30 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania: Lantern Tours

December 29 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 18th Century Yuletide Daylight Tours

December 30 to December 31 in Lebanon, Ohio: Christmas at Glendower

December 31 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois: The Prairie du Rocher La Guiannee

December 31 in Trenton, New Jersey: Battles of Trenton Reenactments

December 31 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: La Gui Anne (or La Guignole)

December 31 in Middlebury, Vermont: First Night Tours

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