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Calendar from October 31 to November 3:


THIS WEEK

Now through November 1 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky:

Haunted Frontier—Experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, near the Oldest Cemetery in the state of Kentucky. Most of the haunt is outside in the smoky darkness of this historic place. Not recommended for children under 10. For more information: Old Fort Harrod State Park, (859) 734-3314.

Now through November 1 in Lumpkin, Georgia:

Fall Harvest Festival—Experience an 1850 fall harvest with sugar cane cooked down into syrup, cotton ginned and spun and more. For more information: Historic Westville, (888) 733-1850.

Now through November 2 in Toronto, :

American Ceramic Circle Annual Symposium—Program features two days of lectures with ten speakers addressing a broad range of topics including stories of deception and rivalry in 18th century Europe, the craze for Chinese porcelain in Colonial America, and the construction of Canadian style and identity through ceramics. At the Gardiner Museum. For more information: American Ceramic Circle

Now through November 2 in Various, Ohio:

Destination Ohio—Event features open houses at Curry’s Antiques, Miller House Antiques, Olde Glory Antiques, Patriot Antique Shoppe, Plain & Simple Antiques, Simple Goods Show and Stone Village Antiques. Location: Destination Ohio. , (740) 654-1333.

October 31 to November 1 in York, Pennsylvania:

The Greater York Antique Show—Show features more than 85 antique dealers with Americana — from the 1700s to the 1950s. At York Fairgrounds. For more information: Mitchell Displays, (856) 686-9000.

October 31 to November 1 in Hopwood, Pennsylvania:

French and Indian War Seminar—The seminar begins with a bus and walking tour heading to Braddock, PA, speakers, presentations and more. Reservations required. For more information: The Braddock Road Preservation Association, (724) 439-4912.

November 1 to November 2 in Vonore, Tennessee:

Garrison Weekend—A time when the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun are recreated for the public. Visitors will find living history re-enactors in costume and can view an 18th century infirmary, the soldier’s barracks, the commanders quarters, blacksmith shop and a Cherokee encampment. For more information: Fort Loudoun, (423) 884-6217.

November 1 in Middletown, Virginia:

Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair—A panel of experts on textiles, furniture, documents, Shenandoah Valley artifacts, and more offer detailed appraisals and explanations of each items story and value. For more information: Belle Grove Plantation, (540) 869-2028.

November 1 to November 2 in Lucas, Ohio:

Hearthside Cooking Workshops—Learn open hearth cooking skills by cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal using farm-fresh foods. For more information: Malabar Farm State Park, (419) 892-2784.

November 1 to November 2 in Morristown, New Jersey:

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show—Show features more than 100 exhibitors with a wide range of antiques, art & decorative accessories including American, European And Asian furniture, silver, paintings, porcelains, clocks, and more. For more information: JMK Shows, (973) 927-2794.

November 1 to November 2 in Kansas City, Kansas:

Heritage Antique Show at Overland Park—Event features more that 70 dealers selling primitives, jewelry, art, furniture, pottery and more. At Overland Park Convention Center. For more information: Heritage Event Company LLC, (918) 619-2875.

November 1 in Tacoma, Washington:

Arts of the Fur Trade—Experience the arts as an important part of daily life in the mid-1800s at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Interact with re-enactors and the Fort’s artisans as they showcase 19th century skills such as spinning, weaving, beading, blacksmithing, woodworking, open-fire cooking, and musical entertainment. For more information: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, (253) 305-1000.

November 1 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

The Amish and their Quilts—Learn where and when quilting began. Discover antique Amish quilts and their fondness of quilting. Learn about Amish family life and the strength of their community. Learn how to quilt. Reservations required. For more information: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, (717) 393-9745.

November 1 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Dinner in a Country Village—Enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage as costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Reservations required. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

November 1 to November 2 in Camden, South Carolina:

44th Annual Revolutionary War Field Days—500 re-enactors interpret life on the Southern Campaign trail with Redcoats and Patriots portraying Southern Campaign battle tactics, military courts martial scenarios, period craftsmen plying their trades and civilian interpreters sharing their lifestyles. Event includes Sutlers Row and a period fashion show. For more information: Historic Camden, (803) 432-9841.

November 1 to November 2 in Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville, Missouri:

50 Miles of Art—Watch artisans at work as they open up their studios during this beautiful weekend of art in Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville. For more information: Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau, (573) 221-6545.

November 1 to November 2 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania:

Whitemarsh Encampment Re-enactment—Living history re-enactment commemorating time in 1777 when Gen George Washington and Continental army camped in the Whitemarsh hills. See British and American camps, military maneuvers, sutlers, period demonstrations, and tour elegant 1740s Hope Lodge mansion. For more information: Hope Lodge Historic Site, (215) 646-1595.

November 1 in Brookfield, Connecticut:

Annual Brookfield Festival of Crafts—Festival features wares of more than sixty juried vendors including jewelry, pottery, folk art, furniture, wood crafts, toys and more. At the Whisconier Middle School. For more information: Brookfield Museum and Historical Society, (203) 270-9461.

November 1 to November 2 in Prairie DuRocher, Illinois:

French and Indian Winter Rendezvous—A winter gathering of French & Indian camping, reenactments, historical demonstrations, music and more. For more information: Fort de Chartres, (618) 284-7230.

November 1 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:

Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims—Event includes entertainment and hospitality as you sit down to a "groaning board" filled with the finest food that the season of plenty has to offer. The Pilgrim hosts - residents of 1627 Plimoth - tell tales of England - old and new. Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out what happened at the famous harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs. For more information: Plimoth Plantation, (508) 746-1622.

November 1 to November 2 in Morristown, New Jersey:

People of the Continental Army—Visit Continental soldiers and others who worked with and for the army. Hear what they have to say about army life, their duties, equipment and experiences. At the Soldiers Huts. For more information: The Morristown National Historical Park, (973) 543-4030.

November 1 in St. Leonard, Maryland:

American Indian Heritage Day—Event celebrates the culture and history of the American Indian people with crafts, storytelling, music and more. For more information: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, (410) 586-8501.

November 1 to November 2 in Vincennes, Indiana:

Muster on the Wabash—Event includes War of 1812 encampment, Native American camp, reenactments, drills, demonstrations, period merchants and more. At Fort Knox. For more information: Fort Knox, (812) 882-7422.

November 1 to November 2 in West Springfield, Massachusetts:

The Fiber Festival of New England—Festival features demonstrations, workshops, fashion show and more. In the Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition. For more information: New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association, (413) 737-2443.

November 1 in Mansfield, Ohio:

Simple Goods—Show features more than 50 early antique dealers and primitive artists from all over the country. At R & L Banquet Center. For more information: Simple Goods, (740) 848-4005.

November 2 in Charles City, Virginia:

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival—Event includes tours of the 1726 manor house, an encampment, tribal dancers, arts and crafts, entertainment. a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and reenactment. For more information: Historic Berkeley Plantation, (888) 466-6018.

November 2 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania:

PA Long Rifle Exhibit—Presentation of local Gunsmiths featuring the PA long rifle. For more information: Renfrew Museum & Park, (717) 762-4723.

November 2 to November 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal—Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Foodways staff, curators, and distinguished guest scholars explore how this plant is grown and processed and how the seeds are transformed into a product that conquers the food world. Learn how people of the past used and altered chocolate from a beverage into a candy and beyond. Registration required. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

November 5 to November 9 in Wetumpka, Alabama:

Alabama Frontier Days—Event focuses on what life was like in the Frontier South during the early years of European and American exploration and settlement, 1700-1820. Frontier trades and crafts are demonstrated by living history specialists and craftsmen in the costume of the periods. For more information: Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson Park, (334) 567-3002.

November 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Pirates Amongst Us—The walking tour features ghosts and ghouls and true pirate tales. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

November 6 to November 10 in Dallas, Texas:

The Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show—Show features more than 60 exhibitors including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more. At the Dallas Market Center. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.

November 7 to November 9 in Raleigh, North Carolina:

Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza—Shows feature quality dealers from Florida to New England exhibiting country, formal, Victorian, oak, wicker and garden furniture, Americana, tinware, woodenware, ironware, textiles, Oriental rugs, pottery, fine china and glassware, jewelry, period clothing, linens, books, clocks, dolls, toys, advertising, and more. At the Jim Graham Building at NC State Fairgrounds. For more information: Antiques Extravaganza of NC, (336) 924-8337.

November 7 to November 9 in Miami, Florida:

Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show—Show features more than 100 dealers from across the globe to present one-of-a-kind pieces. At the Miami Airport Convention Center. For more information: U.S. Antique Shows, (239) 330-3832.

November 7 to November 9 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Delaware Antiques Show—Show features more than 50 dealers selling American antiques and decorative arts. At Chase Center on the Riverfront. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.

November 7 to November 8 in Arthur, Illinois:

Homesteaders on the Prairie Antique Show—More than thirty dealers sell country antiques, primitive collectibles and folk art. In the Merchants Building at the Moultrie-Douglas Fair Grounds. For more information: Homesteaders on the Prairie

November 7 to November 9 in Huntsville, Alabama:

Under the Christmas Tree—Show features more than 75 specialty merchants from 7 states selling unique gifts. In the South Hall of the Von Braun Center. For more information: Randolph School, (256) 799-6100.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

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 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 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 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 January 10, 2016 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Gardens & Groves—This special exhibition explores George Washington’s creation of a picture-perfect setting. Discover the ideas that shaped his vision and inspired the landscape at Mount Vernon. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

Now through February 15, 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 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 December 29 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western MassachusettsFurniture 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.

Now through December 31 in New Paltz, New York:

Historic Huguenot Street—Tour the stone houses of one of the oldest residential streets in America, here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Each home is open with a different interpretation. Exhibits with collection pieces are highlighted as well. Open 7 days a week. Please check website for tour times & prices. For more information: Historic Huguenot Street, (845) 255-1660.

Now through January 4, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of the Charleston Museum—On display in its Historic Textiles Gallery, the flag collection spans from the early 19th century to the late 20th century, with examples covering a range of functions and styles. Many flags are exhibited for the first time. For more information: Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through November 30 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Founding Fashion: The Diversity of Regularity in 18th-Century Military Clothing—The exhibit explores what military clothing is and how European military fashion, vast international trade networks, and American creativity all combined to create a distinctively American military appearance. Many of these garments and related accessories are one-of-a-kind survivors preserved only in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

Now through March 29, 2015 in Winchester, Virginia:

Safes of the Valley—The exhibition will feature more than forty food safes, many on first-time public display. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (540) 662-1473.

Now through February 8, 2015 in New York, New York:

Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy—Exhibit provides a new perspective on American art by approaching narrative subject matter through the lens of taste as it was defined roughly from 1825 to 1870, when the place of the arts in a democracy was hotly debated in the United States. By integrating history, literary, and religious subjects with now better-known examples of rural and domestic genre, this ground-breaking exhibition introduces to modern audiences the broad range of styles and narrative themes through which nineteenth-century American viewers were expected to attain cultural refinement. For more information: New York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400.

Now through January 18, 2015 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Bucket Town-Four Centuries of Toy-Making and Coopering—The exhibit will explore the rich traditions of coopering and toy-making in Hingham, Massachusetts, a coastal town located in Boston’s South Shore. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

Now through November 9 in Saco, Maine:

At Home in the Victorian Era—Victorian Americans were fascinated with the material world. At home they surrounded themselves with what seems to be - at least to modern eyes - an extravagant amount of clutter, creating over-filled and rather claustrophobic spaces. Rooms were crammed with a profusion of objects, floors crowded with upholstered chairs, mahogany tables, and tufted sofas, oil paintings, lithographs, and framed photographs graced the walls, heavy curtains framed windows and doorways, embroidered valances hung from mantles and shelves, and pottery, seashells, and bric-a-brac were everywhere. The exhibition provides an understanding of daily domestic life and the power of the ideas that defined the "happy household." For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through July 27, 2017 in Whippany, New Jersey:

The Birchwood Manor Antiques Show—More than 150 exhibit booths selling American, European And Asian furniture, silver, paintings, clocks, jewelry, samplers and more. For more information: JMK Shows, (973) 927-2794.

Now through November 30 in Garrison, New York:

The Hudson River Portfolio-A Beginning for the Hudson River School—Exhibit features a suite of famous aquatints made between 1821 and 1825 and published in New York City, The Hudson River Portfolio. The images were for a subscription-based venture and contain 20 hand-colored prints, each about 20 by 30 inches and depicts an iconic view along the river from north of Troy south to Governor’s Island. The exhibit is augmented with a bound copy of the entire Portfolio and ceramics depicting Portfolio views. For more information: Boscobel House & Gardens, (845) 265-3638.

Now through November 7 in New York, New York:

To The Inhabitants of Great Britain - The Robert R. Livingston Letters—In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston
(1746-1813) drafted a letter titled "The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain." Commissioned by the Second Continental Congress as an eleventh-hour attempt to reconcile with the mother country. The letter was discovered last summer in the Morris-Jumel
Mansion in New York City, which served as George Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The manuscript will be on view at New York Historical Society in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, and will remain on loan for purposes of study and display for two years. For more information: New York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400.

Now through July 5, 2015 in Winterthur, Delaware:

The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament—The exhibition showcases the evolution of needlework and the prominent role it played in womens lives during the 17th through 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, (800) 448-3883.

Now through December 31 in New York, New York:

In Miniature—The exhibition comprises two groups of portrait miniatures- British, from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and French, from the revolutionary period to the Empire. Also included are several eighteenth-century French gold boxes decorated with narratives or scenes in grisaille. For more information: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.

Now through September 8, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

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

Now through January 4, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland:

Finery & Finish: Embellishments on Baltimore Federal Furniture—Exhibit brings together an exceptional group of tables, sideboards, desks, chairs, and other furniture pieces drawn mostly from private collections and highlights the original designs and decorative forms of Baltimore craftsmen. For more information: Homewood House Museum

Now through September 8, 2015 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe—The yearlong exhibition will trace the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.

Now through November 2 in Edwardsville, Illinois:

Mourning Col. Stephenson Exhibit—Join us as we explore the macabre side of the Stephenson House history. Col. Stephenson died in the house on October 10, 1822 and visitors will get a glimpse of the mourning customs practiced by the family almost two hundred years ago. For more information: 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, (618) 692-1818.

Now through January 18, 2015 in Ft Worth, Texas:

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River—The exhibition features 17 iconic river paintings and nearly 40 drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (18111879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. For more information: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, (817) 989-5065.

Now through January 4, 2015 in Portland, Maine:

Treasures of British Art 1400-2000-The Berger Collection—The exhibition features 50 masterpieces from the most significant private collection of British art in the United States. For more information: The Portland Museum of Art, (207) 775-6148.

Now through March 29, 2015 in Princeton, New Jersey:

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

Now through January 5, 2015 in Orlando, Florida:

George Catlin’s American Buffalo—The exhibit explores the representation of buffalo and their integration into the lives of Native Americans through 40 original paintings by the artist George Catlin (1796-1872). Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo For more information: Mennello Museum of American Art, (407) 246-4278.

Now through March 22, 2015 in Concord, Massachusetts:

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

Now through May 31, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

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

Now through April 19, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri:

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

LATER THIS MONTH

s November 8 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Breakfast with George Washington

s November 8 in St. Francisville, Louisiana: Forgotten Lives

s November 8 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: An Evening of Illumination

s November 8 in Fernandina Beach, Florida: History of the American Soldier

s November 8 to November 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: PA Guild Holiday Fine Craft Fair

s November 8 to November 9 in Ridgefield, Connecticut: The American Craftsmen Show

s November 8 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims

s November 8 to November 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Siege Weekend

s November 8 to November 9 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg Antique Show and Sale

s November 9 in Yorktown, Virginia: Lamb’s Artillery and Royal Artillery

s November 14 to November 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 2014 Christmas by Candlelight Tours

s November 14 to November 16 in Montpelier Station, Virginia: Montpelier Seminar "Slavery and the Constitution: From Colonial Slave Codes to the 15th Amendment"

s November 14 to November 15 in Darien, Georgia: Autumn Encampment

s November 14 to November 16 in Williamsburg, Virginia: A Head for Fashion: Hair, Wigs, Cosmetics, and Jewelry, 1600-1900

s November 14 to November 15 in Newport, Rhode Island: Holiday Histories Tour

s November 15 to November 16 in Statesville, North Carolina: Military Timeline

s November 15 to November 16 in Radnor, Pennsylvania: The Mainline Antiques Show

s November 15 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Hearthside Bounty

s November 15 to November 16 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Harvest Celebration & Militia Muster

s November 15 in McLean, Virginia: Chew the Fat

s November 15 in Forest, Virginia: 6th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

s November 15 in Bath, Ohio: From Our Hands and Hearts

s November 15 to November 16 in Bolivar, Ohio: 250th Anniversary of Henry Bouquet’s Campaign

s November 15 in Haverhill, Massachusetts: Introduction to New England Furniture

s November 15 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims

s November 15 to November 16 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: Antiques at Kimberton Show

s November 16 in Alexandria, Virginia: Presidential Salon with James Madison

s November 18 in Charleston, South Carolina: Curator Lecture Series: Lowcountry Bounty - Foodways in Charleston revealed through Archaeology

s November 20 to November 24 in Houston, Texas: Theta Charity Antiques Show

s November 21 to November 22 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 2014 Christmas by Candlelight Tours

s November 21 to November 22 in Wethersfield, Connecticut: Antiques Show

s November 21 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: Holiday Open House

s November 21 to November 23 in York, Pennsylvania: York Folk & Fine Art Show

s November 21 in Spartanburg, South Carolina: Slave Clothing in the Colonial Era 1700-1776

s November 21 to November 23 in Marlborough, Massachusetts: Paradise City Marlborough

s November 21 to November 23 in Del Mar, California: Del Mar Antique Show & Sale

s November 21 to November 22 in Newport, Rhode Island: Holiday Histories Tour

s November 21 to November 23 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey: Holiday House 2014 - Holidays in Blue & White

s November 22 in Tamworth, New Hampshire: Hearthside Dinners

s November 22 in Tallahassee, Florida: Colonial Autumn in Spanish Florida

s November 22 in Midway, Georgia: Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment

s November 22 to November 23 in New York, New York: Pier Antique Show

s November 22 in Mumford, New York: Preparing for the Holidays the 19th-Century Way

s November 22 in Frederick, Maryland: Winterfest: Arts And Crafts Market at Schifferstadt

s November 22 in Ridgefield, Connecticut: Ridgefield Craft Fair

s November 22 to November 23 in Queen Creek, Arizona: The American Heritage Festival

s November 22 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims

s November 22 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania: North Penn Holiday Craft Market

s November 23 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims

s November 23 in Morristown, New Jersey: "Extra Baggage": The Women and Children of the Continental Army

s November 26 to November 29 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims

s November 27 to November 29 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

s November 27 to November 30 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Thanksgiving Weekend

s November 27 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Traditional Thanksgiving Feast at Bullard Tavern

s November 27 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: America’s Thanksgiving Dinner

s November 28 to November 29 in Edwardsville, Illinois: Christmas Candlelight Tours

s November 28 to November 29 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 2014 Christmas by Candlelight Tours

s November 28 to December 1 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Wreath Workshops

s November 28 in Historic Brattonsville, South Carolina: Cotton: Bolls, Bales, Batts and Beyond

s November 28 to November 29 in Scarborough, Maine: Home For The Holidays Craft Show

s November 28 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Christmas at Mount Vernon

s November 28 to November 29 in Newport, Rhode Island: Holiday Histories Tour

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

s November 15 to February 16, 2015 in Salem, Massachusetts: In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould

s November 21 to February 22, 2015 in New York, New York: Holiday Express Exhibition

s November 22 to January 4, 2015 in Youngstown, Ohio: Memories of Christmas Past

s November 28 to December 24 in Reading, Pennsylvania: Handmade Holidays 5