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Calendar from April 25 to May 1:


THIS WEEK

Now through April 29 in Various, Virginia:

Historic Garden Week—Event features house and garden tours of over 250 of Virginia’s gardens, homes and historic landmarks. Tickets required. For more information: The Garden Club of Virginia, (804) 644-7776.

Now through April 27 in Yellow Springs, Ohio:

From Our Hands-Creative & Spring Mercantile—Event includes needlework classes, workshops, a needle-in and a mini show. For more information: From Our Hands & Hearts

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Rebekah Smith
Lori Ann Corelis
Laurie Lausen

April 27 to April 30 in Big Pool, Maryland:

18th Century Market Fair—Fair features artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment. For more information: Friends of Fort Frederick State Park, (301) 842-2155.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Cheryl Childress
Pamela Patrick-White
Bryant White
Erwin Tschanz
Joseph Jostes
S Skinner
Karen Hainlen
Paul Parish
Dan Hrinko
Michael Walsh
Debora Ahmed
Rudy Mckinney
Jennifer Frantz

April 28 to April 30 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Garden Symposium—71st annual Garden Symposium, Small Spaces, Great Rewards, focuses on visually designing small garden spaces to produce the greatest rewards. Reservations required For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 565-8937.

April 28 to April 30 in Charlestown, Indiana:

Indiana Frontier Experience—Event focuses on all aspects of Indianas frontier heritage with historical food, period music, skirmishes between 1812-era militias and native war parties, political arguments of the period, and more. For more information: Historic Tunnel Mill, (812) 606-1264.

April 28 to April 30 in Castle Rock, Colorado:

Rocky Mountain Antique Festival—Show features more than 40 dealers of antiques, primitives, art, furniture, pottery and more. At Douglas County Fairgrounds. For more information: Heritage Event Company LLC, (918) 619-2875.

April 28 in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Lunch with James Monroe—Event features lunch with James Monroe as he shares first person accounts from Monroe’s life and answer audience questions. Reservations required. For more information: James Monroes Highland, (434) 293-8000.

April 28 in Norris, Tennessee:

Sheep Shearing Day—Event features trimming the winter’s growth of heavy wool from the flock of sheep, spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrations showing how wool was used to make yarn and quilt batting. For more information: Museum of Appalachia, (865) 494-7680.

April 28 to April 29 in Fishers, Indiana:

Follow the North Star—A participatory museum theater experience that demonstrates the wide ranging social attitudes toward African-Americans in pre-Civil War Indiana, traveling back to 1836 and assuming the role of fugitive slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad through the state. For more information: Conner Prairie, (800) 966-1836.

April 28 to April 29 in Boonville, Indiana:

Boonville Pioneer Fiber & Music Festival—Festival features handmade items from vendors of crocheting, knitting, weaving and spinning and more. For more information: Studio Bee Youth Community, (812) 629-6526.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Peggy Taylor

April 29 in Perrysburg, Ohio:

Fiber Arts Spinning Class—Workshop teaches how to prepare fibers, use a wooden drop spindle, and several different makes of spinning wheels. Space limited, registration required. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.

April 29 in St. Leonard, Maryland:

Celtic Festival & Highland Gathering—Festival highlights Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Manx, Breton, Cornish and British heritage and includes music, dance, historical displays, crafts and more. For more information: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, (410) 586-8501.

April 29 in Charleston, Illinois:

Antiques at Osage Farm—Show features country antiques and handcrafted folk art. For more information: Midwest Antiques Dealers, (217) 345-2622.

April 29 to April 30 in Fishers, Indiana:

Shear Fun—Event features a variety of activities and demonstrations including shearing, felting, carding, weaving, spinning wool and more. For more information: Conner Prairie, (800) 966-1836.

April 29 to April 30 in Various, Massachusetts:

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail—Pottery Trail is a self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. For more information: Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, (413) 625-2870.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Stephen Earp

April 29 in Powhatan, Virginia:

Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber—Festival celebrates the many fiber animals, fiber farmers and fiber artisans of the county and surrounding region and includes demonstrations, vendors and more. For more information: Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Jewel Tumas

April 30 in Stillwater, New York:

East Meets West—Lecture discusses how events in India during the 18th century affected the Revolutionary War, and how America’s Revolutionary War affected India and is followed by a concert of 18th-century Indian music. In the Visitor Center. For more information: Saratoga National Historical Park, (518) 670-2985.

April 30 in Enfield, New Hampshire:

Spring Open House—Open house features exhibits, tours of our winter preservation projects, and demonstrations of traditional handcrafts and trades like those practiced by the Shakers including rug hooking, broom making, wood carving and more. For more information: Enfield Shaker Museum, (603) 632-4346.

May 2 in New Bern, North Carolina:

Behind the Scenes-Costume Shop—Tour of the historic Jones House and the Tryon Palace Costume Shop discussing historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events. For more information: Tryon Palace, (252) 639-3500.

ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

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 September 4 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 October 1 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 June 2 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 September 30, 2018 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:

Lives Bound Together-Slavery at George Washingtons Mount Vernon—Exhibit demonstrates how closely intertwined the lives of the Washingtons were with those of the enslaved through household furnishings, art works, archaeological discoveries, documents, and interactive displays. In the galleries of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum. For more information: George Washingtons Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.

Now through April 29 in Washington, District of Columbia:

An Agreeable Tyrant-Fashion After the Revolution—Exhibit considers how Americans fashioned a new identity through costume displaying over fifty mannequins in twelve period rooms, and explores men’s and women’s clothing from 1780 to 1825. For more information: DAR Museum, (202) 879-3341.

Now through July 1 in Hartford, Connecticut:

John Trumbull-Visualizing American Independence—Exhibition features three historic scenes by America’s first history painter, John Trumbull and explores the visual interpretation of the Revolutionary War and includes more than 30 objects taken from the museum’s permanent collection, an additional work by Trumbull as well as works by modern artists who revisited the legacy of the war in the 20th century in observance of major anniversaries. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture—Exhibit features an array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery—Exhibit features 38 examples of American and European clothing, accessories, textiles and needlework from the 17th century through the mid-20th century. . For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution-The William H. Guthman Collection—Exhibit features 75 powder horns offering a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. In the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through July 1, 2018 in Winchester, Virginia:

This Must Be the Place-The Art of Landscape—Exhibition focuses on the real and imagined places that have captured the attention and imagination of artists, travelers, and viewers over the course of three centuries. For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.

Now through May 8 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Feathers and Flocks: Waterfowling in South Carolina—Exhibit is a collective look at the historic art and artifacts associated with local waterfowling and draws from different categories of the Museum’s collections as well as private ones, and offers an important glimpse into the South Carolina Lowcountry’s longstanding water bird traditions. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Past Is Present-Revival Jewelry—Exhibition examines more than 4,000 years of jewelry history through 70 object, both ancient and revival, tracing the movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.

Now through August 31 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Piece by Piece: Quilts Inspired by Nature—Exhibit features handworked quilts from the early 19th century to the late 20th century in which the makers expressed their appreciation of the natural world through the intricate botanical designs. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through November 5 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania:

Rise and Shine at the Manor—Exhibit focuses on how the humble activities of daily life differed from"or were often remarkably similar to"the activities of today. For more information: Pottsgrove Manor, (610) 326-4014.

Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

English Country Dancing—Bed and Breakfast hosts Colonial Dancing (known as English Country Dancing) on Tuesdays year round to watch or participate. For more information: Newport House Bed and Breakfast, (877) 565-1775.

Now through September 22 in Boston, Massachusetts:

The Irish Atlantic—Exhibit explores 175 years of the Irish in Boston from the founding of the Charitable Irish Society in 1737, through famine relief efforts led by Capt. Robert Bennet Forbes at the helm of the Jamestown and more. For more information: Massachusetts Historical Society, (617) 536-1608.

Now through December 31 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

Signed, Stamped or Engraved-A Treasury of Artifacts Bearing Names—Exhibit features artifacts from the Landis collection that, in one manner or another, are marked with peoples’ names, exploring historical reasons why they came to be so. For more information: Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, (717) 569-0401.

Now through August 1 in York, Pennsylvania:

Lewis Millers Travels—Exhibit features original Lewis Miller sketches focusing on Millers European travels during the mid-1800s. For more information: York County History Center, (717) 848-1587.

Now through September 23 in Berea, Kentucky:

225-Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History—Exhibit features local artisans works celebrating 225 years of Kentucky history. Meet the Artists Reception March 26. For more information: Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, (859) 985-5448.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Lydia Allen

Now through May 26 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Winterthur After Hours—Winterthur After Hours on select Friday evenings presents families and adults with an evening opportunity to explore the Galleries and grounds. Enjoy a variety of offerings that enhance our local treasure. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through September 17 in Cooperstown, New York:

The Art of Figure Skating through the Ages-The Dick Button Collection—Exhibition features a collection of ice skating art ranging from 17th-century Dutch paintings to 20th-century sculpture. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1472.

Now through January 7, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes—Exhibition features more than 40 examples of fakes and forgeries from the Winterthur collection as well as public and private sources and discovers the motives for their creation and the evidence used in the detection. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:

Hamilton’s Final Act—Exhibit marks the 212th anniversary of the tragic occurrence focusing on the letters between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that led to the eventual confrontation in Weehawken, New Jersey. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.

Now through December 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Curious Revolutionaries-The Peales of Philadelphia—Exhibition explores the Peale family’s role in shaping early American public culture through innovations in art, science, and technology. For more information: American Philosophical Society Museum, (215) 440-3440.

Now through December 31 in Trappe, Pennsylvania:

Revolution at Home—Exhibit focuses on the year 1787, when Henry and his wife, Anna Maria, sold the house to their son Peter and includes examples of Pennsylvania German and Philadelphia furniture, silver, and portraits. For more information: Henry Muhlenberg House

Now through July 9 in New York, New York:

Peder Balke-Painter of Northern Light—Exhibit features 17 paintings by the Norwegian landscape and marine painter presented in context with paintings by his compatriots. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through April 30 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Baby Animals-Heritage Breeds at the Banke—Event showcases a variety of more than a dozen heirloom breeds of baby animals (and their moms) that would have been familiar to earlier generations. For more information: Strawbery Banke Museum, (603) 433-1100.

Now through July 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Channeling Nature by Design—Exhibition explores the important place of nature in design, examining the many ways in which designers have expressed their visions of the natural world since around 1850. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.

LATER THIS MONTH

May 4 in Newport, Rhode Island: What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink-Chocolate in the American Colonial Period.

May 4 in McLean, Virginia: 18th Century Chore Day

May 4 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lecture Series: Remember Paoli

May 5 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania: Night Life

May 5 to May 6 in Columbus, Ohio: Primitive Stitcher’s Society Retreat

May 5 to May 7 in Nashville, Tennessee: Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

May 5 to May 7 in Castalian Springs, Tennessee: Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

May 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

May 6 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Draft Horse Plow and Vintage Base Ball Opening Day

May 6 in Kokomo, Indiana: Pure and Simple Antique Show

May 6 to May 7 in Sandy, Utah: Rocky Mountain Antique Festival

May 6 to May 7 in West Friendship, Maryland: Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

May 6 to May 7 in Hartville, Ohio: Art Craft & Herb Fair

May 6 to May 7 in Charlestown, New Hampshire: Outlanders and Highlanders

May 6 to May 7 in Fort Wayne, Indiana: Muster on the St. Marys

May 6 in Sibley, Missouri: Spring Nature Walks at Fort Osage

May 6 to May 7 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Living History Weekends

May 6 in St. Marys City, Maryland: May Day

May 6 to May 7 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Revolutionary War Weekend

May 6 in Mystic, Connecticut: Sea Food: From Sea to Table

May 6 in Wilmington, Delaware: A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

May 6 in Fort White, Florida: Time Machine History Tour

May 6 in Canterbury, New Hampshire: Opening Day Festivities and Heifer Parade

May 6 in Earleville, Maryland: Living History Open House

May 6 in Norristown, Pennsylvania: May Fair

May 6 in Charleston, South Carolina: Defending Charles Towne

May 6 to May 7 in Greenwich, New York: Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market

May 6 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Fresh and Fowl

May 6 in Scotland, Connecticut: Samuel’s Hearty, New England Breakfast

May 6 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Annual Colonial Mayfair

May 7 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase

May 7 in Little Rock, Arkansas: Annual Territorial Fair

May 9 to May 14 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Brimfield Antique Show

May 10 to May 13 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Rendezvous on the River

May 11 in Charleston, South Carolina: Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour

May 12 to May 13 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Herb & Garden Faire

May 12 to May 14 in Ewing, Virginia: Raid at Martins Station

May 12 to May 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

May 13 to May 14 in Big Pool, Maryland: To Garrison the Fort

May 13 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

May 13 in Burlington, Vermont: Living with Your Old House

May 13 in Jamestown, Rhode Island: Sheep Shearing at Watson Farm

May 13 in Williamsburg & Jamestown Island, Virginia: Jamestown Day

May 13 in Manalapan, New Jersey: Spirit of the Jerseys: State History Fair

May 13 to May 14 in Charlestown, New Hampshire: Let’s Fire those Bake Ovens

May 13 in Sibley, Missouri: Artifact ID & Archaeology Day

May 13 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Tales and Ales

May 13 to May 14 in Mumford, New York: Opening Day & Mother’s Day: All Chocolate Weekend

May 13 in McLean, Virginia: Heritage Breed Livestock Workshop

May 13 to May 14 in Asheville, North Carolina: Fiber Weekend

May 13 in Hingham, Massachusetts: Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom-Exploring Local African-American Historic Sites

May 13 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Fresh and Fowl

May 13 in Scotland, Connecticut: Artillery School

May 14 to May 15 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Spring Garden Walk

May 17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Moses Williams, Cutter of Profiles

May 18 to May 21 in Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Antiques, Art and Design Show

May 18 to May 21 in Ozarks, Arkansas: The Art Odyssey

May 18 to May 20 in Madison, Indiana: RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival

May 19 to May 21 in Fishersville, Virginia: Shenandoah Antiques Expo

May 19 to May 21 in Ticonderoga, New York: Twenty-Second Annual War College of the Seven Years War

May 19 to May 20 in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania: Penn Dry Goods Market

May 19 to May 20 in Paducah, Kentucky: The Lower Town Arts & Music Festival

May 19 to May 20 in Amana, Iowa: Handworks

May 19 to May 21 in Bishop Hill, Illinois: Quilt Show: Cats, Calico, and Cross-stitch

May 20 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Boarding with the Bixbys

May 20 to May 21 in Midland, Texas: Lone Star Antique Show

May 20 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Spring Festival

May 20 in Tacoma, Washington: Queen Victoria’s Birthday

May 20 in Sibley, Missouri: Military Timeline

May 20 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Revolutionary War Weekend

May 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York: Discover Pinkster!

May 20 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania: Sheep-To-Shawl Day

May 20 in Ninety Six, South Carolina: Living History Day

May 20 in Charleston, South Carolina: Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology

May 20 to May 21 in Vonore, Tennessee: Garrison Weekend

May 20 to May 21 in Silver Point, Tennessee: Native American Pow Wow Festival

May 20 in Marcellus, New York: Offerings in the Park

May 20 to May 21 in McConnells, South Carolina: Liberty or Death! Revolutionary War in the Carolinas

May 20 to May 21 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Army Heritage Days

May 20 to May 21 in McLean, Virginia: Colonial Market Fair

May 20 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania: Arts Alive

May 20 to May 21 in Rockport, Indiana: Spring Heritage Days Rendezvous

May 20 to May 21 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Escape from Boston

May 20 to May 21 in Defiance, Ohio: Settler’s Reenactment

May 20 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Fresh and Fowl

May 20 in Zoar, Ohio: Maifest

May 20 in St. Leonard, Maryland: Village Days-Native American Fashion

May 20 to May 21 in Bishop Hill, Illinois: Wheat Weaving Show and Sale

May 21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: May Fair Celebration

May 21 in LaFox, Illinois: Rare Breeds Show

May 23 in New Bern, North Carolina: Behind the Scenes-Costume Shop

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

May 5 to February 11, 2018 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017

May 6 to December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia: We the People-American Folk Portraits

May 9 to October 8 in New York, New York: American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum-The Thaw Collection

May 13 to August 27 in Saco, Maine: Embellishments in Victorian Fashion

May 13 to December 30 in Plymouth, Massachusetts: Wedding 396: Four Centuries of Wedding Fashion

May 17 to January 7, 2018 in Milton, Massachusetts: Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love

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