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Calendar from March 25 to March 27:


THIS WEEK

Now through March 26 in Savannah, Georgia:

Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens—Tour offers home and garden walking tours in four of Savannahs National Register Historic Districts, as well as, exclusive special events. For more information: Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, (912) 234-8054.

March 25 to March 26 in Big Pool, Maryland:

To Garrison the Fort—Event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. For more information: Friends of Fort Frederick State Park, (301) 842-2155.

March 25 to March 26 in Vonore, Tennessee:

Colonial Trades Garrison—Garrison features the daily lives of the men, women and children of Fort Loudoun recreated for the public. For more information: Fort Loudoun, (423) 884-6217.

March 25 to March 26 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Maple Days—Event features maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

March 25 to March 26 in Mumford, New York:

Maple Sugar Festival—Festival features the techniques and tools that early settlers used to collect sap in order to make it into maple sugar and includes demonstrations and more. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum, (585) 538-6822.

March 25 to March 26 in Hartford, Connecticut:

The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show—Show features more than 50 dealers offering fine art, folk art, pottery, porcelain, glass, silver, pewter, brass, iron, textiles and more. At the Hartford Armory. For more information: The Connecticut Spring Antiques Show, (860) 345-2400.

March 25 to March 26 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

New England Colonial Trade Show and Craft Fair.—Fair features 17TH, 18TH and early 19TH c. historical reproductions-artisans and traders including gunsmiths, blacksmiths, coppersmiths,woodworkers, potters, shoemakers, leatherworkers, knifemakers, and more. At Redhook Brewery. For more information: New England Colonial Trade Show and Craft Fair., (603) 528-0675.

March 26 in Zoar, Ohio:

Bicentennial Sounds—Event features an afternoon of music, food and objects from Historic Zoar’s collection. Tickets required. At the Performing Arts Center at the Kent State University- Tuscarawas Campus. For more information: Zoar Historic Village, (330) 308-6400.

March 26 to March 28 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home—Symposium about painted and printed textiles used for fashionable clothing, quilts, and other home furnishings. The symposium coincides with the exhibition "Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home, 1700-1820" in the Gilliland Textile Gallery. Reservations required. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 565-8937.

March 26 in Mason Neck, Virginia:

Intermediate Hearth Cooking—Workshop features 18th-century cooking techniques and recipes to create period dishes. Registration required. For more information: Gunston Hall, (703) 550-9220.

March 26 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Winter Lecture Series: Revolutionary Acts: Tea, Taxes and Tempests—Lecture topic-Earthen Ware, made in Boston- Benjamin Leigh and John Allman’s Revolutionary Partnership. In the Deerfield Community Center. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

March 26 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Salem Women’s History Day—Event features special guided tours focusing on the role of women at the Phillips House through the years. For more information: Phillips House, (978) 744-0440.

March 26 in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Historic Deerfields Free Winter Lecture Series—Earthen Ware, made in Boston-Benjamin Leigh and John Allman’s Revolutionary Partnership. Lecture commemorates the 250th anniversary of the Townshend Acts exploring the politics of tea, consumer culture, and resistance on the eve of the American Revolution. At the Deerfield Community Center. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

March 28 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

Hearth-Cooking Workshops—Event teaches culinary history, traditional recipes, and hearth techniques. See website for menu. Registration required. For more information: Strawbery Banke Museum, (603) 433-1100.

March 30 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Pressing Matters: The Art of Printing at Historic Deerfield—Three-part course examines the practice of printing on different media. The final session discusses the development and process of transfer printing on English ceramics in the mid-18th century. Registration required. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

March 30 in Union, New Jersey:

History Happy Hour: Ladies of Liberty Hall—Event features an evening about the women who ran the family house for over 240 years. Reservations required. For more information: Liberty Hall Museum, (908) 527-0400.

April 1 in Farmingdale, New Jersey:

Opening Weekend Lantern Tours—Event offers a glimpse of the historic village at night with the sounds of spring animals by the river and look at some of the early spring stars. Registration for this tour is required. For more information: Allaire Village, (732) 919-3500.

April 1 in Zoar, Ohio:

Opening Day—Event features tours of the historic buildings, including the Town Hall, the Garden House, the Bakery, and others, historical demonstrations in the buildings and costumed guides explaining about Separatist life in the 1800s. For more information: Zoar Historic Village, (330) 874-3011.

April 1 to April 2 in Fort Wayne, Indiana:

Early-Modern-Muster-of-Arms—Event features re-enactors portraying soldiers from England, Spain, France, Germany, and Poland converging on the Fort to join the roll of the mercenary company of the Banner of St. Michal. For more information: Historic Fort Wayne, (260) 437-2836.

April 1 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

Shaker Your Plate—Program explains Shaker views on food, meal preparation, kitchens, and dining and prepares original Shaker receipts. In the museums log house. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.

April 1 to April 2 in Mystic, Connecticut:

Celestial Navigation-19th-Century Methods—Workshop features hands-on sextant observation with historical instruments and celestial navigation from the historical perspective of the age of sail. Registration required. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (860) 572-0711.

April 1 in Mystic, Connecticut:

Music of the Sea-Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor—Class follows the functions of sea music in the work and lives of 19th-century sailors and includes musical instruction and hands-on work experience aboard the Museum’s vessels. Registration required. For more information: Mystic Seaport, (860) 572-0711.

April 1 in St. Augustine, Florida:

First Saturday Militia Muster and Training—Event features historic weapon demonstrations including musket firing drills. For more information: Fort Mose Historic State Park, (904) 823-2232.

April 1 in Wilmington, Ohio:

Ohio Country Antique Show—Show features 50 dealers offering formal and primitive furnishings and decorative accessories, historic Americana, fine art, primitives, rustic, folk art, general store, quilts & more. At The Roberts Centre. For more information: Queen City Shows, (513) 738-7256.

April 1 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Plants and Place: Native Flora in Western Massachusetts—Spring forum features a range of speakers on the history, use, and preservation of herbaria in western Massachusetts. At the Deerfield Community Center. Registration required. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7179.

April 1 to April 2 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois:

Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic—Faire features costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches, period games, craftspeople, merchants and more. For more information: Fort de Chartres, (618) 284-7230.

April 1 in Mason Neck, Virginia:

Kite Festival—Festival features kite flying with characters from the past, delicacies cooked in the hearth kitchen, music of the Revolution and more. For more information: Gunston Hall, (703) 550-9220.

April 1 to April 2 in Roebuck, South Carolina:

Lock, Stock, & Barrel-A Re-Enactment Weekend—Event features a re-enactment of Bloody Bill’s Raid, colonial crafts, chores, and instruments, music, and more. For more information: Walnut Grove Plantation, (864) 576-6546.

OPENINGS

March 31 to 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.

April 1 to 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.

April 1 to 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.

April 1 to 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.

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 March 26 in Hartford, Connecticut:

Utamaro and the Lure of Japan—Exhibit features more than 50 paintings, prints, textiles, porcelain, and armaments and includes two monumental scroll paintings reunited for the first time in more than 130 years. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

Now through April 16 in Los Altos, California:

Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider-A California Indian Feast Exhibition—Exhibit features foods important in the lives of Native Californians including fish, shellfish, seaweed, meat, vegetables, berries, fruits, flowers, nuts, seeds, and salt and includes harvesting instructions and methods of preparing them. For more information: Los Altos History Museum, (650) 948-9427.

Now through April 23 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:

Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection—Exhibit tells the story of the first and most avid collectors of the Shaker art, Faith and Edward Deming Andrews and includes approximately 200 objects, including craft, and household objects such as textiles, baskets, kitchen implements, and furniture. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.

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 March 31 in Edenton, North Carolina:

Woman’s History Month—Guided tours sharing the history of Edenton with emphasis on the women who lived and impacted the town and beyond including the group of Edenton ladies that boycotted the taxes on tea and got England’s notice, Harriet Jacobs who escaped the bonds of slavery and fought to free others from the same fate and more. At Historic Edenton State Historic Site. For more information: Edenton-Chowan County Tourism Development Authority, (252) 482-2637.

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 March 30 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts:

Our Story-400 Years of Wampanoag History—The exhibit opens with “Captured: 1614,” which tells the back story to colonization and the roots of the American Thanksgiving holiday. At the Dartmouth Public Library. For more information: Plymouth 400, Inc., (508) 910-1813.

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 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 April 22 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Festival of Houses and Gardens—Festival features house and garden tours, lectures, educational events, musical performances and more amid the city’s Old & Historic District. Tickets required. For more information: Historic Charleston Foundation, (843) 722-3405.

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 April 4 in Yorktown, Virginia:

Grand Opening of American Revolution Museum—Grand opening features an introductory film, timeline, immersive exhibition galleries and living-history experiences showing the epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country’s Revolutionary heritage. For more information: Yorktown, (888) 593-4682.

March 25 to 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

LATER THIS MONTH

April 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Midwest Antique & Art and The Collector’s Eye Shows

April 5 in Louisville, Kentucky: Afternoon Lecture Series-Distilling Traditions

April 6 to April 9 in Fairmont, West Virginia: School of the Longhunter

April 6 in Newport, Rhode Island: Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society

April 6 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lecture Series: Major Thomas Boude

April 8 to April 9 in Statesville, North Carolina: War for Empire

April 8 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Hearthside Cooking Class

April 8 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Blacksmithing 101

April 8 to April 9 in Ticonderoga, New York: Winter Workshop-Regimental Coat or Habit

April 8 in Mystic, Connecticut: Original Slow Food Movement

April 8 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Hearth-Cooking Workshops

April 8 in Edenton, North Carolina: Annual Taverns & Trolley Beer Tour

April 8 in Belfast, Maine: The Net Result-Our Evolving Fisheries

April 8 in Glen Allen, Virginia: Sheep to Shawl

April 8 in Mystic, Connecticut: Daffodil Days Open House

April 8 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Redware Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor

April 9 in Ticonderoga, New York: Fort Fever Series-Gribeauval’s Guns-French Artillery Reforms from Montcalm to Napoleon

April 9 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: Quaker Women and their role in Society

April 9 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania: Lecture and Reception with Author Andrea Wulf

April 14 to April 15 in Chincoteague, Virginia: Easter Decoy & Art Festival

April 15 in Tacoma, Washington: Sewing to Sowing

April 15 to April 16 in Mystic, Connecticut: The Science of Time

April 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Easter Festival

April 15 in Cresewell, North Carolina: Easter Extravaganza

April 18 in Wilmington, Delaware: Treasures on Trial Lecture Series: "A Silver Lining: How Fraud in the Fine Art Photography Market Catalyzed Groundbreaking Research and Scholarship"

April 20 to April 21 in Wilmington, Delaware: Ceramics Up Close: Hands-On Study Days

April 20 in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania: Alexander Hamilton: Washington’s Indispensable Partner

April 21 to April 23 in North Augusta, South Carolina: Colonial Times: Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair

April 21 to April 22 in Mumford, New York: Antique Show & Sale

April 21 to April 22 in Lancaster, Ohio: Earlier Times Antiques and Folk Art Show

April 21 to April 23 in Various locations, Ohio: Spring in Ohio

April 21 to April 23 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show

April 21 in Norris, Tennessee: Sheep Shearing Day

April 21 to April 22 in Fishers, Indiana: Follow the North Star

April 21 to April 22 in Lancaster, Ohio: Currys Spring Gathering

April 21 to April 22 in Edenton, North Carolina: Historic Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Countryside

April 21 to April 23 in Enfield, New Hampshire: Spring Shaker Forum

April 21 to April 23 in Portland, Maine: Spring Conference and Art Exhibition

April 21 to April 23 in Lexington, Kentucky: Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2017

April 22 to April 29 in Various, Virginia: Historic Garden Week

April 22 in Beaufort, North Carolina: Publick Day

April 22 to April 23 in Youngstown, New York: Patriots Day Weekend

April 22 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: Fort Harrod Grand Council

April 22 to April 23 in Richmond, Kentucky: Women on the Frontier

April 22 to April 23 in Wetumpka, Alabama: French & Indian War Encampment

April 22 to April 23 in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri: School of the Soldier

April 22 to April 23 in Louisville, Kentucky: 18th Century Thunder-A Revolutionary War Encampment

April 22 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Hearth-Cooking Workshops

April 22 in Darien, Georgia: Weapons That Made America

April 22 in Forest, Virginia: Conversations with Thomas Jefferson

April 22 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania: Sheep Shearing Day

April 22 in Kirkwood, Missouri: Hook-In St Louis Fiber Fest

April 22 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Spring Benefit Auction

April 22 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Patriots Day Revolutionary Muster

April 22 to April 23 in Sleepy Hollow, New York: Sheep-to-Shawl Festival

April 22 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania: Sheep Shearing Day

April 22 in Goode, Virginia: Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH

April 9 to December 31 in Trappe, Pennsylvania: Revolution at Home

April 22 to April 30 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Baby Animals-Heritage Breeds at the Banke

April 22 to July 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Channeling Nature by Design

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