May 27 to May 30 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Wool Days—Event includes shearing the sheep and demonstrations of the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and knitting the hand-spun wool and more. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
May 27 to May 28 in Fairmont, West Virginia:
Sheep to Shawl—Event features sheep shearing and the various processes involved in preparing wool including carding, spinning and weaving. For more information: Pricketts Fort State Park, (304) 363-3030.
May 28 to May 29 in Rhinebeck, New York:
Antiques at Rhinebeck—Show features more than 120 exhibitors of Americana and high country furniture, accessories, fine jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives and more. At the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. For more information: Barn Star Productions, (845) 876-0616.
May 28 to May 29 in Perrysburg, Ohio:
First Siege 1813—Event commemorates the First Siege of Fort Meigs by recreating military camps and tactical demonstrations including period camps, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more. For more information: Fort Meigs, (800) 283-8916.
May 28 to May 29 in Youngstown, New York:
Soldiers Through the Ages—Event features a military timeline re-enactment tracing the history of Fort Niagara from the 17th through the 20th centuries and includes special exhibits, camps, weapons and tactical demonstrations. For more information: Old Fort Niagara, (716) 745-7611.
May 28 to May 29 in Richmond, Kentucky:
Spring Trade Days—Event features merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts, and other frontier characters in camps and includes period music. For more information: Fort Boonesborough, (859) 527-3131.
May 28 in Charlottesville, Virginia:
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Wine and Roses Open House—Event includes presentation-Old Roses for Modern Gardeners, beekeeping discussion, wine tasting and more. For more information: Monticello, (434) 984-9880.
May 28 to May 29 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky:
Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass—Event features special performances in the Meeting House and the Meadow View Barn and includes two educational lectures, led by a representative from Lincoln Center, that thoroughly cover the history of each piece of music being performed. Registration required. For more information: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, (859) 734-5411.
May 28 to May 29 in Mystic, Connecticut:
Salute to Summer: Family, Community, and Country—Event features 19th-century lawn games, baseball, parlor games, whaleboat rowing, Tale of a Whaler performances, and more. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (860) 572-0711.
May 28 in Kings Mountain, South Carolina:
Military Through The Ages—Living history interpreters from every war from French & Indian War to todays military represent their respective time periods and includes weapons demonstrations throughout the day. For more information: Kings Mountain National Military Park, (864) 936-7921.
May 28 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:
Battle Road Trail Walk—Guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail focusing on the events of April 19, 1775, landscape changes through time, and the American Revolution from the perspective of those who took part. Meet at the Minute Man Visitor Center. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (973) 369-6993.
May 28 to May 30 in Darien, Georgia:
Colonial Memorial Celebrations—Event features artillery drills, blacksmithing, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, and activities in a soldier’s life. For more information: Fort King George Historic Site, (912) 437-4770.
May 28 to May 30 in Savannah, Georgia:
War of Jenkins’ Ear—Event commemorates Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain with military drills, black powder weapons demonstrations and more. For more information: Wormsloe Historic Site, (912) 884-5999.
May 28 to May 30 in Ticonderoga, New York:
Memorial Day Weekend—Event includes a parade with the Fife and Drum Corps and Continental Army soldiers ply their civilian trades to help build the military outpost. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.
May 28 to May 29 in Vincennes, Indiana:
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous—Event includes the re-creation of Revolutionary War battles, demonstration of arts and crafts, colonial period entertainment the selling of merchandise and food and more. At the French Commons, adjacent to the George Rogers Clark NHP. For more information: Spirit of Vincennes, Inc, (800) 886-6443.
May 29 in Howes Cave, New York:
The Honorable Harvest—Talk by Onondaga Iroquois Clan mother gives a first-hand account of the original instructions given to humankind by the Peacemaker regarding sustainability and respect for the environment and its many gifts. For more information: Iroquois Indian Museum, (518) 296-8949.
May 30 in Perrysburg, Ohio:
Memorial Day Commemoration—Event features War of 1812 soldiers and civilians reenacting camp life and includes a wreath laying ceremony and musket salute. For more information: Fort Meigs, (800) 283-8916.
May 30 in Midway, Georgia:
Memorial Day Commemoration and the Site’s Hidden Gem—Event features hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. For more information: Fort Morris Historic Site, (912) 884-5999.
June 1 in Louisville, Kentucky:
Quilt Art-Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts—Lecture explores a small, yet powerful group of quilters and their history, storytelling, identity politics, and includes quilts made by women of all cultural groups. For more information: Historic Locust Grove, (502) 897-9845.
May 28 to August 28 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg—Exhibit explores architectural elements from both surviving and demolished 18th- and early-19th-century buildings in the Historic Area. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through May 31 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 September 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Birds, Bugs and Plants-Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century—The exhibition examines how the study of nature shifted from pure science to aesthetic art form between 1590 and 1818. Featuring more than 70 objects in a wide range of illustration, the majority of which will focus on the 18th century, the exhibition will explore how interest in natural history on both sides of the Atlantic grew during the period. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through November 1, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia:
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta—The world’s rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be on display on Level 2, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery of the National Postal Museum. For more information: National Postal Museum, (202) 633-1000.
Now through February 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia:
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’ ’Greek Slave’—Exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805—1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century. The display features an extensive collection acquired from Powers’ studio in Florence, Italy. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum, (202) 633-7970.
Now through August 15 in Yorktown, Virginia:
Creating Our New Museum—Exhibit features two dozen objects selected from the hundreds of 18th-century artifacts that will be exhibited in the new galleries, the American Revolution Museum, and includes a video preview of future gallery short films about the changing relationship between American colonists and Britain. For more information: Yorktown Victory Center, (888) 593-4682.
Now through August 13 in Canyon, Texas:
Hunting the Panhandle-Plains—Exhibition presents how animal life on the Panhandle-Plains has evolved and how this affected hunting, settlement, and migration patterns both in prehistoric and historic times. For more information: Pan-Handle Plains Historical Museum, (806) 651-2244.
Now through May 29 in Winchester, Virginia:
Face to Face: Portraits from the Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection—The exhibition will include portraits featuring men, women, families, and children from the 1600s through the 1800s. Most of the paintings are British, with some works by American and Dutch painters. In the Founders Gallery. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.
Now through September 4, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Color & Shape: 19th Century Theorems—Exhibition showcases favorite theorems from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection depicting a variety of theorem compositions and subjects, and also shows the period process which artists, school girls, and everyday men and women followed. At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through January 1, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Miniature World in White Gold: Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler—Exhibition explores the career of the innovative porcelain modeler and showcases a broad range of finely detailed porcelain figures created by Kaendler over his 44 years as a modeler at the Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through July 10 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Unveiled: Wedding Fashion and Traditions in the South—Exhibit features an array of wedding garments from the early 1800s through the mid- 20th century including gowns, veils, garters, shoes, jewelry and men’s fashions such as frock coats, tuxedoes, and hats. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
Now through June 12 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:
American Adventure—The interactive exhibit is based on the experiences of the first Jamestown colonists in 1607-08 and immerses visitors in a harrowing ordeal within a 2500 square foot maze to survive for one year. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.
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 June 5 in Salem, Massachusetts:
Asia in Amsterdam-The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age—Exhibition features 200 works of art, paintings, textiles, ceramics, silver, lacquerware, furniture, jewelry and books, that reveal the transformative impact of Asian luxuries on Dutch art and life in the 17th century. For more information: The Peabody Essex Museum, (866) 745-1876.
Now through May 29 in Baltimore, Maryland:
Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker—Exhibition explores the story of Madame de Pompadour, the influential mistress of King Louis XV of France, and will feature the first-edition set of etchings created by the royal mistress in the 1750s. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.
Now through July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion and Its Legacy" Examines Inspirations and Effects of 1810-1860 Costume Design—Exhibit presents historic garments alongside literary works, paintings, prints, and decorative arts to illustrate how European fashion from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras influenced new styles created in the Romantic era between 1810 and 1860. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through January 29, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence—Exhibit maps the American road to independence exploring the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation and features rare manuscript maps, printed maps and watercolors. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through December 31 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
Weathervanes—Exhibit features more than 40 examples of weathervanes showcasing the evolution of the art form. For more information: Landis Valley village & Farm Museum, (717) 569-0401.
Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia—Exhibit examines the influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas and features objects produced in the America including furniture, silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art—Exhibit features more than 50 art objects created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies including the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1472.
Now through June 5 in Cooperstown, New York:
The Clothing Project—Exhibit includes 16 of the best, brightest and most popular picks from the blog review of the collection in the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. From an 18th century corset to a child’s mourning costume, the unique pieces will be on display for the first time. For more information: The Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.
Now through October 31 in Winchester, Virginia:
Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia—Exhibit features more than 20 mixed-media assemblages inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s book Notes on the State of Virginia (1781). For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.
Now through June 1 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois:
Quilt Exhibit—Exhibit features handmade, museum quality quilts and includes tours of the 1846 travelers inn and stagecoach stop. For more information: Stacys Tavern Museum, (630) 469-1867.
Now through October 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, Florida:
Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas—Exhibit features ancient artifacts, tools and life-size vessels, explaining how life and travel in the Americas has been affected by the historical use of the dugout. For more information: Government House Museum
Now through September 18 in Concord, Massachusetts:
N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord—Exhibition includes charcoal drawings, watercolors, and additional artwork related to the series, including sketches created by Andrew Wyeth as illustrations for the book Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. In the Wallace Kane Gallery For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.
Now through November 30 in Exeter, New Hampshire:
The Currency of Colonial America: the Struggle for Economic Independence—Exhibit explores the Colonies struggles for their own currency, the use of currency during the time of the American Revolution, and the difficulties the Congress and States had at creating a single currency for the new country. For more information: American Independence Museum, (603) 772-2622.
Now through January 6, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy—Special exhibit features highlights from the Museum’s natural history collections. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
Now through June 2, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Embroidery-The Language of Art—Exhibition looks at how the creation of embroidered objects fits into the changing definitions of art, craft, and design throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through August 7 in New york, New York:
Turner’s Whaling Pictures—Exhibition is the first to unite the series of four whaling scenes made by British landscapist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775—1851) near the end of his career. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.
Now through 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.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
s June 3 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Farm to Table: Reception, Tour and Dinner
s June 4 in Richmond, Indiana: Heartland Antique Show
s June 4 to June 5 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Living History Weekends
s June 4 to June 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Historic Trades Fair
s June 4 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Town Meeting: Let Your Voice Be Heard!
s June 4 to June 5 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Native American Festival
s June 4 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut: Antiques and Appraisal Day
s June 4 to June 5 in Charlestown, New Hampshire: French and Indian War Encampment
s June 4 in Lebec, California: Dragoon Era (1850s) Living History
s June 4 to June 5 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois: Fort de Chartres Rendezvous
s June 5 in Ashland, New Hampshire: First Frost Ice Cream Social
s June 5 in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania: Colonial Craft and Demonstration Day
s June 5 in Portland, Maine: Tate House Celebrates Opening Day With a Bang
s June 7 in Boston, Massachusetts: Crafty Bastards
s June 8 in McLean, Virginia: Pickling and Preserving Workshop
s June 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lecture Series: Matthew Christophers Abandoned America
s June 9 to June 12 in Mystic, Connecticut: Sea Music Festival
s June 10 to June 12 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: History Meets the Arts
s June 10 to June 11 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Summer Escape at Mount Vernon
s June 11 to June 12 in Stanhope, New Jersey: Waterloo Village Antiques Fair
s June 11 to June 12 in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment
s June 11 to June 12 in Grand Haven, Michigan: Feast of the Strawberry Moon
s June 11 to June 12 in Catonsville, Maryland: Benjamin Banneker’s Colonial Market Fair
s June 11 to June 12 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: The Public House of the 1820s
s June 11 in Lexington, Massachusetts: The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection
s June 11 in Lexington, Massachusetts: Embroidery and Economic Opportunity in Early Federal Period America
s June 11 to June 12 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Makers Conference: Embellishing 17th-Century Dress
s June 11 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Abigail Adams: Life, Love, Letters
s June 11 to June 12 in Limestone, Tennessee: Appalachian Heritage Fair
s June 11 to June 12 in Ewing, Virginia: Ani yun wi ya-The Principle People
s June 11 in Middletown, Maryland: Barnstormers Tour & Plein Air Paint Out
s June 12 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Maria Allaire’s Wedding & Vow Renewal Service
s June 12 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Second Sunday Event: Our Fraternal Fathers
s June 12 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Living History Theater
s June 12 in Worcester, Pennsylvania: It’s a Man’s World
s June 12 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: It’s a Man’s World
s June 13 to June 19 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Freedom Week
s June 14 to June 17 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Landis Valley Summer Institute
s June 14 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Flag Day Celebration
s June 16 in St. Marys City, Maryland: Lecture-Jack Nastyface and His World
s June 16 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Brunch with Margaret Blennerhassett
s June 17 to June 18 in Oley, Pennsylvania: Antiques in the Valley
s June 18 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Summer Craft Market & Art in the Park
s June 18 in St. Augustine, Florida: 276th Anniversary of the Battle of Bloody Mose
s June 18 to June 19 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Muster on the Maumee
s June 18 to June 19 in Richmond, Kentucky: Fort Boonesborough-A Gathering of Descendants
s June 18 in Ticonderoga, New York: Scots Day
s June 18 to June 19 in Tunbridge, Vermont: Vermont History Expo 2016 - H2O: The Power of Water in Vermont History
s June 18 in Tacoma, Washington: Heritage Foodways
s June 18 to June 19 in Edgewater, Maryland: Shore Party
s June 18 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: The Builders and Craftsmen of Rundlet-May House
s June 18 to June 19 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Father’s Day Weekend
s June 18 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Brews & Bites at Pennsbury Manor
s June 18 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: The Long Arm of the Law
s June 18 to June 19 in Mumford, New York: War of 1812 & Jane Austen Weekend
s June 18 in Charles City, Virginia: 1793 Anniversary
s June 18 to June 19 in Manalapan, New Jersey: Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth
s June 18 in Brookfield, Massachusetts: Antiques & Primitive Goods Show
s June 18 to June 19 in Halifax, North Carolina: Halifax Revolutionary War Days
s June 18 to June 19 in Western Loudoun County, Virginia: Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour
s June 18 in McLean, Virginia: Wheat Harvest
s June 18 to June 19 in Vevay, Indiana: War of 1812 Muster at Venoge
s June 18 in Zionsville, Pennsylvania: Stahls Pottery Festival
s June 18 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Ode to the Olde Red White and Blue
s June 18 to June 19 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid
s June 18 in Dayton, Virginia: Fort Harrison Colonial Trades Fair
s June 19 to June 24 in Charlottesville, Virginia: 20th Annual Historic Landscape Institute
s June 19 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Open Hearth Cooking
s June 22 in McLean, Virginia: Colonial Living Experience
s June 22 to June 25 in New Gloucester, Maine: Maine Festival of American Music
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s June 4 to December 10 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America