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Calendar from September 19 to September 22:


THIS WEEK

Now through September 21 in New York, New York:

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show—Show features more than 80 exhibitors including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more. At Park Avenue Armory. For more information: Palm Beach Show Group, (561) 822-5440.

Now through September 22 in Indian lake, New York:

The Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show—Show features more than 50 dealers of rustic and camp furniture, hunting and fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antlers and more. For more information: The Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show

Now through September 21 in Omaha, Nebraska:

The Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show—Show features more than 30 exhibitors representing both international and domestic dealers with museum quality antiques ranging from porcelain, silver, jewelry, oriental rugs, paintings, and finely crafted furniture. For more information: The Lauritzen Gardens, (402) 346-4002.

September 19 to September 21 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Eleventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution—weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence. In the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. Registration required. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

September 19 to September 21 in Ballwin, Missouri:

Saint Louis Antique Show & Sale—Event features primitives, jewelry, art, furniture, pottery and more. At Queeny Park Greensfelder Recreation Complex. For more information: Heritage Event Company LLC, (918) 619-2875.

September 19 to September 20 in Ewing, Virginia:

Candlelight Ghost Tour and Haunted Dinner—Event features a candlelit tour with ghost stories based on historical events. Advance tickets required. For more information: Historic Martin’s Station, (276) 445-3065.

September 19 to September 20 in Mumford, New York:

Hosmer’s Inn Dinners—Experience what it was like to dine in an authentic 1818 stagecoach inn that was once located in the heart of the Genesee Country. Reservations required. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum, (585) 294-8218.

September 19 to September 20 in Lancaster, Ohio:

Currys Harvest Gathering—Gathering features early new England antiques, crafts, fall festivities, and more. For more information: Currys Antiques, (740) 654-1333.

September 20 to September 21 in Wetumpka, Alabama:

Ft. Toulouse French Garrison—French Colonial Living History practice/educational event. For more information: Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site, (334) 567-3002.

September 20 to September 21 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

The Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show—Show features traditional artisans selling handcrafted items and demonstrating techniques. At a new location, Delaware Valley College. For more information: The Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show, (215) 795-0375.

September 20 to September 21 in New Harmony, Indiana:

Kunstfest Festival—32nd annual German Festival honors the founding fathers of New Harmony, filled with lively music, delicious traditional foods, historic re enactors, beautiful artwork, one of a kind crafts, gifts, furnishings and clothing. Throughout the town of New Harmony. For more information: New Harmony Business Associates, (812) 682-3050.

September 20 to September 21 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Colonial Market & Fair—Fair features fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrating 18th-century crafts and selling traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leatherworkings, weavings, furniture, and much more. For more information: George Washingtons Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

September 20 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Quaker Newport Tour—By the height of Newport’s Golden Age, over half of the city’s population was Quaker. Explore the Great Friends Meeting House, the Point neighborhood and other sites relating to the Society of Friends with historian Elizabeth Cazden. Learn about select Quaker merchants, craftsmen and politicians who played key roles in the colonial city. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

September 20 to September 21 in Midland, Michigan:

Midland Antique Festival—Festival features up to 1000 dealers from across the country on over 80 acres selling the an assortment of antiques & collectibles. At Midland County Fairgrounds. For more information: Michigan Antique Festivals, (989) 687-9001.

September 20 to September 21 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York:

The Adirondack Museum Antique Show—Show features 50 antique dealers with specialties in all things camp, cottage, lodge, and American country furniture. For more information: The Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

September 20 to September 21 in Howard City, Indiana:

KohKohMah & Foster Living History Encampment—Learn about the French & Indian War and also local history of Howard County by visiting the different camps, British & French Military, Eastern Woodland Native Indian Village and more. Event includes craft demonstrations, battle reenactments and sutlers on Traders Row. For more information: KohKohMah, (765) 513-8848.

September 20 to September 21 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair—A juried craft fair with a variety of crafts including quilts, baskets, wood carvings, pottery, dolls, dried flower arrangements, teddy bears, theorem, stenciling, jewelry and more. For more information: Old Deerfield Craft Fairs, (413) 774-7476.

September 20 to September 21 in Rochester, Indiana:

Trail of Courage Living History Festival—The event combines genealogy of the Potawatomi Indians and the settlers who lived in Fulton County and northern Indiana in the early 1800s with rendezvous events, historic canoe landing and fur trade skit on the Tippecanoe River and includes foods cooked over wood fires, period music and dance, traditional crafts, historic camps and trading, canoe rides on the river, and more. At the FCHS grounds. For more information: Fulton County Historical Society, (574) 223-4436.

September 20 to September 21 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania:

Penns Colony Festival—A colonial faire featuring a village filled with more than 185 fine craftsmen, reenactments and entertainment. At Penn’s Colony Village. For more information: Penns Colony Festival, (724) 352-9922.

September 20 to September 21 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky:

HarvestFest at Shaker Village—A down-home harvest celebration with activities, live music and more. For more information: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, (800) 734-5611.

September 20 in New Philadelphia, Ohio:

Autumn Lantern Tour—Walk through the Village by only lantern light and interact with villagers from the 18th century. For more information: Schoenbrunn Village, (877) 278-8020.

September 20 to September 21 in Creve Coeur, Illinois:

Fort Crevecoeur Fall Gathering—Event features encampments, blanket traders, rope making, demonstrations in the Native American art of chiseling arrowheads, knives and other tools and more. For more information: Fort Crevecoeur Park

September 20 in Toccoa, Georgia:

Pioneer Day—Learn about Georgia’s last Stagecoach Inn and life in the 1830s with historical demonstrators in period dress. For more information: Traveler’s Rest Historic Site, (706) 356-4362.

September 20 to September 21 in Charlestown, New Hampshire:

Return to No. 4: Revolutionary War Weekend—Event includes battle reenactment and sutlers row. For more information: The Fort at No 4, (603) 826-5700.

September 20 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania:

7th Annual Fall Festival & Open House—Local artisans and historical demonstrations of wool spinning, hand engraving, chair caning, leather works and lucet. Try your hand at tin punching, play old time games and musical instruments and visit the animals. Event includes Folk singing, Puppet show, Antique appraisals, and Silent Auction. For more information: Historical Society of Hilltown Township, (267) 614-9174.

September 20 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:

Battle Road Homes Open House—Event offers a rare opportunity to see inside some of restored colonial homes in the park including the recently restored Col. James Barrett House and includes historic trades and Colonial food preservation demonstrations at Hartwell Tavern and drill and musket firing programs at the Captain William Smith House. For more information: Minute Man National Historical Park, (978) 318-7825.

September 20 in Concord, Massachusetts:

British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution—See examples of British Army uniforms of the American Revolution, and learn how styles changed to meet wartime conditions. The uniforms are faithful reproductions made according to the latest research. For more information: Col. James Barrett House, (978) 318-7832.

September 20 in Yorktown, Virginia:

Bacons Rebellion—An evening walking tour will relate the details of Bacon’s Rebellion as they occurred at Jamestown, including a symbolic burning of the town site. Living history programs during the weekend will highlight the actions of key events of the rebellion. For more information: Colonial National Historical Park, (757) 898-2410.

September 20 in Ninety Six, South Carolina:

Living History Day—Interact with living historians demonstrating colonial lifeways skills. At the Logan Log House and Black Swan Tavern. For more information: Ninety Six National Historic Site, (864) 543-4068.

September 20 to September 21 in Asheville, North Carolina:

Heritage Weekend—Event features traditional music, dancing, heritage craft demonstrations and the 34th Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition. At the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. For more information: Southern Highland Craft Guild, (828) 298-7928.

September 20 in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire:

Harvest Festival—Enjoy seasonal activities on the grounds of a historical village farm. Activities for all ages include fall harvesting and gardening talks, historical agricultural exhibits and displays, fiber arts demonstrations, tractor rides, interaction with farm animals, games and crafts, Farmhouse Kitchen lunch, and more. Farmstand open selling heirloom vegetables. For more information: Remick Museum & Farm, (800) 686-6117.

September 20 to September 21 in Canal Fulton, Ohio:

Yankee Peddler Festival—Event features artists, crafters and food from colonial days, militia and mountain men, demonstration and entertainment. At Clays Park Resort. For more information: Yankee Peddler Festival, (800) 535-5634.

September 21 in Wellington, Ohio:

32nd Annual Harvest of the Arts—100 juried vendors displaying fine and folk art in historic town square setting. Live music, quilt raffle, lunch available in our cafe. Free admission and parking. For more information: Friends of Herrick Memorial Library, (440) 647-2120.

September 21 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:

The British Redcoat—Why were the Regulars in Massachusetts? Why did they come to Concord? What happened on April 19, 1775 from the perspective of the King’s Army? Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller to explore the answers. At the Minute Man Visitor Center. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (973) 369-6993.

September 23 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Herbs, Food and the War of 1812—A talk on the history of the period leading up to the War of 1812 including foods and herbs consumed at the time and how they were provided. Event includes a cooking demonstration with foods typical of the period. Pre-registration is required. For more information: Strawbery Banke Museum, (603) 433-1100.

September 23 to September 26 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival—Celebrate the music, musicians and musical events of colonial Virginia. Event features four days of performances in this 18th-century setting. Highlights include a concert featuring rare instruments, a performance of the comedic opera "Thomas and Sally," and programs of favorite selections of our first commander-in-chief. At various locations, including the Governor’s Palace Ballroom, Wren Chapel, Hennage Auditorium, Bruton Parish Church, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses at the Capitol. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg

September 25 in Parkersburg, West Virginia:

Brunch with Margaret—A morning sternwheeler ride aboard the Island Belle arrives at Blennerhassett Island where Margaret Blennerhassett will greet you, take you on a tour through her island home, followed by a light brunch and program at the island’s picnic pavilion. Margaret provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on the island For more information: Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, (304) 420-4800.

September 25 to September 27 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.

September 25 in St. Leonard, Maryland:

Spirits of the Chesapeake: Taverns & Tankards—Speaker series explores the seamier side of life in these establishments, including debauchery, public drunkenness, murder, fights, and more. Light ’period’ refreshments will be served. For more information: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, (410) 586-8501.

September 26 to September 28 in St. Charles, Illinois:

Fall - Country Folk Art Festival—A specialized show limited to folk art and reproductions of antiques and traditional American crafts including baskets, wood carving, chalkware, floor cloths, needlework, papier mache, dolls, pottery, rugs, Shaker items, whirligigs, tin, tavern signs, gameboards and more. At Kane County Fairgrounds For more information: Art of the Heartland, Inc, (815) 772-3279.

September 26 to September 28 in York, Pennsylvania:

York Antiques Show and Sale—Show features 98 exhibitors with 18th & 19th century American, English, primitive & period furniture and more. At York Fairgrounds and Convention Center. For more information: York Antiques Show and Sale, (302) 875-5326.

September 26 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania:

Dine Around the Manor—A progressive dinner with food and drinks stationed in various buildings around the 43-acre site. Watch the cooks during an on-going 17th century cooking demonstration and be entertained by strolling musicians. Reservations required. For more information: Pennsbury Manor, (215) 946-0400.

September 26 to September 27 in Liberty, North Carolina:

Liberty Antiques Festival—Festival features more than 375 dealers with 18 to 20 c furniture, paintings, pottery, glass, clocks, dolls and more. For more information: JanMar Promotions, Inc, (336) 622-3041.

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 October 13 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York:

Great Wilderness, Great Expectations: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum—Exhibit features more than 50 works from the museum’s permanent collections some never exhibited before depicting the Adirondack landscape over more than two centuries. Since the early 1800s, images of the Adirondack landscape have helped shape the American relationship to, and definitions of, "wilderness" and "nature." For more information: The Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.

Now through October 31 in Shelburne, Vermont:

Painting a Nation—Exhibition forms the core of a renewed emphasis and focus on American art and highlights themes of the collections strengths, particularly the New England landscape, genre painting, and portraiture. For more information: Shelburne Museum, (802) 985-3346.

Now through October 12 in Portsmout, New Hampshire:

Drawing Toward Home-Designs for Domestic Architecture—See original drawings of houses from Historic New England collection. Featuring architects and properties in the Federal, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, and Modern styles. For more information: Governor John Langdon House, (603) 436-3205.

Now through October 15 in Woodstock, Connecticut:

Pilgrims, Patriotsand Products-Selling the Colonial Image—Exhibition examines how advertisers have used romanticized imagery about America’s colonial past to sell commercial products. For more information: Roseland Cottage, (860) 928-4074.

Now through October 27 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour—See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as Rogue’s Island. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 31 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Souls & Stones Walking Tour—Explore the Common Burying Ground. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 4 in Newport, Rhode Island:

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour—From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community. $15 per person. Offered the first Saturday of the month. For more information: Newport History Tours, (401) 841-8770.

Now through October 30 in Morristown, New Jersey:

"Made in New Jersey: A Celebration of Decorative and Fine Arts" exhibit—Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary, the exhibit showcases the Museums collection of New Jersey stoneware, silver, and artists such as Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Edward Kranich. Also featured are examples of New Jersey stoneware from such makers as Noah Furman and Charles Wingender, and New Jersey silver by Cary Dunn, Aaron Lane and others. For more information: Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, (973) 538-2404.

Now through October 12 in Bridgton, Maine:

Young Rufus Porter - The Art World Beckoning—Exhibit focuses on early American artists that Rufus Porter might have encountered during his travels as a young man. Artists include John Brewster Jr., Charles Willson Peale, Michele Felice Corne and selections from the William Matthew Prior school in Portland and Boston. For more information: Rufus Porter Museum, (207) 647-2828.

Now through September 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana:

Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 14921898—Explores the private lives and interiors of Spains New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century. For more information: New Orleans Museum of Art, (504) 658-4100.

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 October 13 in Burton, Ohio:

Bridal Gowns from the 1840s through the 1950s—Exhibition features 16 gowns dating from the 1840s through the 1950s and includes historical fashion accessories. At Century Village Museum. Location: The Geauga County Historical Society. , (440) 834-1492.

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 21 in LaFox, Illinois:

Archaeology Field Session II—Participate in or observe archaeological investigations of the 1830s-1840s log tavern site. For more information: Garfield Farm Museum, (630) 584-8485.

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.

September 19 to 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.

LATER THIS MONTH

s September 27 in Brookfield, Massachusetts: Antiques and Primitive Goods Show

s September 27 to September 28 in Greenville, Ohio: Prairie Days

s September 27 to September 28 in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania: Penns Colony Festival

s September 27 in Burton, Ohio: Burton Antiques Market

s September 27 to September 28 in Lerna, Illinois: Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration

s September 27 to September 28 in Lucas, Ohio: Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antique and Primitive Show

s September 27 to September 28 in Richmond, Kentucky: The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough

s September 27 in Mason, Ohio: Patriot Fair

s September 27 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Cider Tasting

s September 27 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Heemet Fescht

s September 27 to September 28 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Crafts at Close Range

s September 27 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Harvest Party

s September 27 in Yorktown, Virginia: Royal Artillery

s September 27 in Orwell, Vermont: Thomas Jefferson & James Madison

s September 27 to September 28 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Country Fair

s September 27 in Media, Pennsylvania: Fall Flax and Textile Day

s September 27 in Reading, Pennsylvania: Call for Entries - Handmade Holidays 5

s September 27 to September 28 in Bedford, Pennsylvania: Coverlet College 2014

s September 27 to September 28 in Vevay, Indiana: Rural Heritage Tour

s September 27 to September 28 in South Berwick, Maine: Hamilton House Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

s September 27 in Williamsburg, Virginia: 200th Anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner"

s September 27 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: The Bread Bowl

s September 28 in Edwardsville, Illinois: 50/50 Antique Auction

s September 28 in Clovis, California: Old Town Clovis Antique & Collectible Fair

s September 28 in Victor, New York: A Seneca Encounter with LaSalle

s September 28 in Louisville, Kentucky: Fall Antiques Market

s October 1 in Louisville, Kentucky: War of 1812 and the Boys of the Beargrass

s October 2 in Newport, Rhode Island: War, Diplomacy and Power in 17th Century New England and Indian Country: Ninigret, the Niantic and Narragansett Sachem

s October 2 in Newport, Rhode Island: Diplomacy, War & Power in 17th century New England & Indian Country

s October 3 to October 4 in Waukesha, Wisconsin: 63rd Fall Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Show

s October 3 to October 5 in Richmond, Virginia: Richmond Antiques Extravaganza Show & Sale

s October 3 to October 5 in Waterford, Virginia: Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit

s October 3 to October 4 in Tacoma, Washington: Candlelight Tour

s October 3 to October 5 in Montpelier Station, Virginia: The Federal Judiciary: Idea to Institution

s October 3 to October 5 in Roebuck, South Carolina: Festifall at Walnut Grove Plantation

s October 4 to October 5 in Vonore, Tennessee: Garrison Weekend

s October 4 to October 5 in Wetumpka, Alabama: Ft. Jackson 1812 Militia Camp

s October 4 to October 5 in Davisburg, Michigan: Davisburg Antique Festival

s October 4 to October 5 in Richmond, Kentucky: Touched by the Fire - Blacksmith’s Weekend

s October 4 to October 5 in Kings Mountain, South Carolina: Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Encampment

s October 4 to October 5 in Gaffney, South Carolina: Living History Encampment

s October 4 to October 5 in West Lafayette, Indiana: Feast of the Hunters Moon

s October 4 in Tamworth, New Hampshire: Hearthside Dinners

s October 4 to October 6 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia: Battle Days

s October 4 in Newport, Rhode Island: Newport Rum & Revolution Walking Tour

s October 4 in Chestertown, Maryland: Chestertown House Tour

s October 4 to October 10 in Fishers, Indiana: 25th Annual Traditional Arts & Arms Making Workshop

s October 4 in Willow Street, Pennsylvania: Snitz Fest

s October 4 to October 5 in Montpelier Station, Virginia: 27th Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trails

s October 4 to October 5 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Apple Days

s October 4 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Battle Road Heroes

s October 4 to October 5 in Charlestown, Indiana: Skurvy Dog Clan Rifle Frolic

s October 4 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York: Fall Fest and Fiber Arts Fair

s October 4 in Chelsea, Michigan: Ghoultide Gathering

s October 4 to October 5 in Brasstown, North Carolina: Fall Festival

s October 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia: An Occasion for the Arts

s October 4 in Morristown, New Jersey: People of the Continental Army

s October 5 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: The British Redcoat

s October 5 in LaFox, Illinois: Harvest Days

s October 5 in Yorktown, Virginia: Lambs Artillery

s October 5 in Chillicothe, Ohio: Pioneer School Harvest Homecoming

s October 7 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson and the Culture of the Earth

s October 10 to October 12 in Granville, Ohio: Harvest Moon Rendezvous

s October 10 to October 12 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania: Fort Ligonier Days

s October 10 in Charles City, Virginia: Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour

s October 10 to October 12 in Altoona, Pennsylvania: Ft. Roberdeau 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic

s October 10 in Ticonderoga, New York: Garrison Ghost Tour

s October 10 to October 12 in Marion, Indiana: Mississinewa 1812

s October 10 to October 12 in Fishersville, Virginia: The Shenandoah Antiques Expo

s October 10 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Rare, Out of Print and Used Book Auction

s October 10 to October 12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: PA Guild Fine Craft Fair

s October 10 to October 12 in Ewing, Virginia: Martin Stations Fall Encampment

s October 11 to October 12 in Taos, New Mexico: Fall for Antiques

s October 11 in New Gloucester, Maine: Shaker Village Harvest Festival

s October 11 to October 12 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: 2014 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show

s October 11 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Fall Festival

s October 11 in Dauphin Island, Alabama: Colonial Isle Dauphine

s October 11 to October 12 in St. Francisville, Louisiana: The Battle of Baton Rouge 1779, 235th Anniversary

s October 11 to October 12 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 56th Annual Harvest Days Event

s October 11 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Peters Corps

s October 11 in Ninety Six, South Carolina: Autumn Candlelight Tour

s October 11 to October 12 in Fairmont, West Virginia: Harvest Festival

s October 11 to October 12 in Windsor, Vermont: History Happens at OCH

s October 11 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Spinning and Fiber Meet

s October 11 in Winchester, Tennessee: Heritage Day

s October 11 in Newtown, Bucks Co.,, Pennsylvania: Market Day in Historic Newtown

s October 12 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Living History Theater

s October 12 in Fairmont, West Virginia: Pricketts Fort Lecture Series - A War Will Be Inevitable

s October 12 in Orwell, Vermont: HIke into History: The Military Road

s October 12 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Shaker Suppers

s October 12 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Long Rifle

s October 15 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson and the Culture of the Earth

s October 16 to October 19 in Asheville, North Carolina: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

s October 17 in Germantown, New York: Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours

s October 17 in Charles City, Virginia: Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour

s October 17 to October 19 in Wilton, Connecticut: American Artisan Show

s October 17 to October 18 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Garrison Ghost Walk

s October 17 to October 18 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Tales and Ales

s October 17 to October 18 in Nashville, Tennessee: 11th Annual Tennessee History Festival

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

s October 2 to November 2 in Edwardsville, Illinois: Mourning Col. Stephenson Exhibit

s October 2 to January 18, 2015 in Ft Worth, Texas: Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

s October 3 to March 29, 2015 in Princeton, New Jersey: Hail Specimen of Female Art! New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework, 1726-1860

s October 4 to January 5, 2015 in Orlando, Florida: George Catlin’s American Buffalo