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Calendar from May 24 to May 29:


May 26 to May 27 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 26 to May 28 in Wooster, Ohio:

Great Lakes Fiber Show—Show features workshops, competitions, demonstrations and more. At Wayne County Fairgrounds. For more information: Great Lakes Fiber Show, (740) 686-2172.

May 26 to May 28 in Chillicothe, Ohio:

Feast of the Flowering Moon—Event features Native American music & dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, arts and crafts show and commercial exhibits. At Yoctangee Park. For more information: Feast of the Flowering Moon, (800) 413-4118.

May 26 in Wilmington, Delaware:

Winterthur After Hours—Winterthur After Hours presents families and adults with an opportunity to explore Winterthur in the evening while enjoying music, the beer garden, and a variety of offerings that enhance this local treasure. Explore the Galleries and grounds and enjoy a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

May 27 to May 28 in Rhinebeck, New York:

Antiques at Rhinebeck—Show features more than 120 exhibitors offering antiques and collectibles. At Dutchess County Fairgrounds. For more information: Barn Star Productions, (914) 474-8552.

May 27 to May 28 in Perrysburg, Ohio:

First Siege 1813—Event recreates military camps and tactical demonstrations, musket and cannon demonstrations, battle re-enactments, hands-on activities, and more. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.

May 27 to May 28 in Youngstown, New York:

Soldiers through the Ages—Military time line traces the history of Fort Niagara from the early explorers of the 17th century through the mid-20th century and includes special exhibits, camps, weapons and tactical demonstrations. For more information: Old Fort Niagara, (716) 745-7611.

May 27 to May 28 in Richmond, Kentucky:

Spring Trade Days—Event features merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts, and includes period music, camps, and more. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.

May 27 to May 29 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:

Wool Days—Festival features farmers performing sheep shearing, sheep herding skills of border collies, demonstrations on the entire wool textile process, and more. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.

May 27 to May 29 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania:

46th Annual Antiques Show—Show features antiques including furniture, rugs, porcelain, needlework and more. For more information: The Brandywine River Museum of Art, (610) 388-2700.

May 27 in Media, Pennsylvania:

Spring Cleaning—Event features the farm family’s annual spring cleaning, with the return of fine weather, see how the family whitewashed rooms, did their laundry, restuffed mattresses and more. For more information: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, (610) 566-1725.

May 27 to May 29 in Vincennes, Indiana:

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous—Event features Revolutionary War reenactments, 18th century trade fair, demonstrations, entertainment and more. For more information: Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, (800) 886-6443.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Peggy Taylor
Cathy Grafton
Karen Hainlen
Tom Wintczak
Donna Weaver

May 27 to May 28 in Cummington, Massachusetts:

43rd Annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair—Fair features fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, and more. At Cummington Fairgrounds. For more information: Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

May 27 to May 29 in St. Paul, Minnesota:

Memorial Day Weekend—Event features costumed interpreters with the many stories American Indian history and the fort’s role in U.S. expansion, African Americans at Fort Snelling, including Dred and Harriet Scott whose struggle to gain freedom from slavery and includes demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing and more. For more information: Historic Fort Snelling, (612) 726-1171.

May 27 to May 29 in Zanesfield, Ohio:

37th Annual Logan Hills Festival—Festival features the story of the Native Americans and pioneers from this area in the Taloga outdoor drama, a Fur Trade Era Rendezvous encampment, music, dancing and more. At Hall-Fawcett Park. For more information: Annual Logan Hills Festival

May 27 to May 28 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania:

18th Century Military History Weekend—Event features troops from the Seven Years War, encamped at Fort Ligonier. For more information: Fort Ligonier, (724) 238-9701.

May 28 to May 29 in Savannah, Georgia:

War of Jenkins Ear—Event commemorates Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain with military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. For more information: Wormsloe Historic Site, (912) 353-3023.

May 29 in Stillwater, New York:

Memorial Day—Event features musket firing demonstrations, as well as, living history activities showcasing aspects of the American soldiers life during the Revolutionary War. At the Visitor Center. For more information: Saratoga National Historical Park, (518) 670-2985.

May 29 in Perrysburg, Ohio:

Memorial Day Commemoration—Event features War of 1812 soldiers and civilians reenacting camp life and includes special wreath laying ceremony. For more information: Fort Meigs, (419) 874-4121.

May 29 in Midway, Georgia:

Memorial Day Commemoration—Event features hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. For more information: Fort Morris Historic Site, (912) 884-5999.

May 29 in Concord, Massachusetts:

Middlesex County Fife and Drum Corps—Event features marches, dances and airs popular during Americas War for Independence. At Minute Man Visitor Center. For more information: Minute Man NHP, (978) 318-7825.

May 31 in Union, New Jersey:

Uncork History: Architectural Tour of Liberty Hall—Event features a walking tour about the 240 year architectural history of Liberty Hall. Reservations required. For more information: Liberty Hall Museum, (908) 527-0400.


May 26 to November 26 in St Louis, Missouri:

Cross-Pollination: Flowers in 18th-Century European Porcelain and Textiles—Exhibition features an interdisciplinary look at the dialogue between fashionable goods, nature, and natural science in the 18th century and includes a number of artworks never before exhibited at the Museum. For more information: St Louis Museum of Art, (314) 721-0072.


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 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 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 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.

Now through February 11, 2018 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017—Exhibition presents more than 20 highlights from the collection that have been acquired in the past seven years and also explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum’s staff added them to the collection. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 774-5581.

Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

We the People-American Folk Portraits—Exhibition features approximately 40 portraits of American folk art revealing much about ordinary people-how they lived, what they valued, and how they wished to be remembered. In the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (888) 965-7254.

Now through October 8 in New York, New York:

American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum-The Thaw Collection—Exhibition highlights 38 masterworks from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown and features landmark creations in a range of media and encompasses close to 1,200 years of artistic tradition and innovation. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through August 27 in Saco, Maine:

Embellishments in Victorian Fashion—Exhibit focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women’s clothing design and construction and features forty-seven garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.

Now through December 30 in Plymouth, Massachusetts:

Wedding 396: Four Centuries of Wedding Fashion—Exhibit traces the evolution of wedding fashion from the first Plymouth Colony wedding in 1621 to today with more than two dozen vintage wedding gowns and hundreds of South Shore wedding images are gloriously displayed to reveal the interplay of tradition and innovation over 396 years of New England wedding history. For more information: Pilgrim Hall Museum, (508) 746-1620.

Now through January 7, 2018 in Milton, Massachusetts:

Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love—Exhibit features more than one hundred thirty pieces of jewelry organized in five themes"Celebrate, Remember, Tour, Collect, and Create and includes souvenir charm bracelets, diamond brooches, hair necklaces, and fashion jewelry made and worn in New England. For more information: Historic New England, (617) 994-5955.


June 1 in Wilmington, Delaware: Lunchtime Lecture: "Treasures on Trial: The Stories behind the Headlines"

June 2 to June 4 in Rhinebeck, New York: The Country Living Fair

June 2 to June 3 in Tuscumbia, Alabama: African Heritage Festival

June 2 to June 3 in Tuscumbia, Alabama: The Miracle Worker Play

June 3 to June 4 in Williamsburg, Virginia: Historic Trades Fair

June 3 to June 4 in Charlottesville, Virginia: The British Invasion, 1781

June 3 in Middletown, Virginia: Garden Fest

June 3 in Edenton, North Carolina: Heritage Farm Fest

June 3 to June 4 in Youngstown, New York: Rebels and Redcoats

June 3 to June 4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire: French and Indian War Encampment

June 3 to June 4 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska: Living History Weekends

June 3 to June 4 in Gaffney, South Carolina: 1st Maryland, Southern Campaign Encampment

June 3 to June 4 in New Bern, North Carolina: Colonial Market Days

June 3 in New Gloucester, Maine: Shape Note Singing

June 3 to June 4 in Urbanna, Virginia: Arts in the Middle

June 3 in McLean, Virginia: 18th Century Chore Day

June 3 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania: 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

June 3 to June 4 in New Harmony, Indiana: Arts in Harmony Festival

June 3 in Richmond, Indiana: Heartland Antique Show

June 3 in Charleston, South Carolina: Defending Charles Towne

June 3 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Cooking with Herbs

June 3 in Winchester, Virginia: Seminar-Road to Revolution

June 3 to June 4 in Washinton, District of Columbia: 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk

June 3 to June 4 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois: Fort du Chartres Rendezvous

June 3 in Scotland, Connecticut: Colonial Homestead Landscape Tour

June 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Fete Day

June 3 to June 4 in Western Loudoun, Virginia: Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

June 3 in Portland, Maine: Tate House Museum Opening Day Celebration

June 3 in Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Statehood 1836

June 3 in Wethersfield, Connecticut: Wethersfield Historical Society 2017 House Tour-Living with History

June 4 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Maria Allaire’s Wedding Reenactment

June 4 in Campton Hills, Illinois: Medications of the 1840’s

June 4 in Shelton, Connecticut: 53rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

June 6 in New Bern, North Carolina: Behind the Scenes-Costume Shop

June 7 in Louisville, Kentucky: Afternoon Lecture Series-Dr. Ephraim McDowell

June 8 to June 11 in Mystic, Connecticut: Sea Music Festival

June 8 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lecture Series: From Planting to Plate

June 9 to June 11 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: History Meets the Arts

June 9 to June 10 in Tuscumbia, Alabama: The Miracle Worker Play

June 10 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania: The Public House of the 1820s

June 10 to June 11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana: Siege of Ft. Wayne-1812

June 10 in Yorktown, Virginia: James Lafayette-Slave Spy

June 10 in Beaverdam, Virginia: Hands-On History Day

June 10 in Walhalla, South Carolina: Frontier Encampment

June 10 to June 11 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: French Festival

June 10 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: La Veillee

June 10 to June 11 in Grand Haven, Michigan: Feast of the Strawberry Moon

June 10 to June 11 in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Rebels and Redcoats

June 10 to June 11 in Mackinaw City, Michigan: Rendezvous at the Straits: Voyageur Culture

June 10 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Cooking with Herbs

June 10 in Mt. Airy, Maryland: Barnstormers Tour & Plein Air Paint Out

June 10 in Duxbury, Massachusetts: Liberty Pole Day Tells Revolutionary War Story

June 10 to June 11 in Ewing, Virginia: Health to the Company

June 10 in Prarie du Chien, Wisconsin: Rituals of Romance: A History of Courtship and Weddings, 1830-1990

June 10 in Scotland, Connecticut: A Colonial Dinner for Our Future Governor

June 10 in Elizabethtown, Indiana: A Country Gathering

June 10 to June 11 in Catonsville, Maryland: Colonial Market Fair

June 10 in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania: Fiber Arts Day

June 11 in Trappe, Pennsylvania: Old Church Sunday

June 13 to June 15 in Mystic, Connecticut: Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

June 15 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Brunch with Margaret Blennerhassett

June 16 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Farm to Table

June 16 to June 17 in Tuscumbia, Alabama: The Miracle Worker Play

June 16 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania: Evening on the Green

June 17 in Stillwater, New York: Peter Salem Day

June 17 to June 18 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Muster on the Maumee

June 17 to June 18 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky: Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid

June 17 in Fairmont, West Virginia: Hearth Cooking Demo

June 17 in Campton Hills, Illinois: Early American Farming’s Role in Democracy

June 17 to June 18 in Edgewater, Maryland: Shore Party

June 17 in Ninety Six, South Carolina: Living History Day

June 17 in Mumford, New York: Celtic Faire

June 17 in Media, Pennsylvania: From Horses to Horsepower

June 17 in Frederick, Maryland: Frontier Day at Schifferstadt

June 17 in Brookfield, Massachusetts: Antiques & Primitive Goods Show

June 17 to June 18 in Vevay, Indiana: War of 1812 Muster at Venoge

June 17 in St. Augustine, Florida: 8th Annual Battle of Bloody Mose

June 17 in Kennebunk, Maine: June Shipbuilding Odyssey

June 17 to June 18 in Mackinaw City, Michigan: Gardens and Good Things to Eat

June 17 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration-Cooking with Herbs

June 17 in Strafford, Vermont: Traditional Family Farmstead Skills

June 17 in Addison, Vermont: French Settlement History Afternoon

June 17 in Ewing, Virginia: War and Warriors-Weapons of the Shawnee Nation

June 17 in St. Leonard, Maryland: Village Days-Logs into Lumber

June 17 in Fairfax, Virginia: Fairfax County 275th Anniversary

June 17 in Zionsville, Pennsylvania: Stahl’s Summer Pottery Festival

June 17 in Washington, District of Columbia: Women of Tudor Place Tea & Tour

June 17 to June 18 in Manalapan, New Jersey: Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth

June 17 in Fredericktown, Maryland: Frontier Day

June 18 to June 23 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Historic Landscape Institute

June 18 in Stillwater, New York: Living History Day

June 18 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania: Laerenswaert Series-They ought to be men of abilities-General Washington’s Staff

June 18 in McLean, Virginia: Pickling Produce

June 19 to June 24 in Various, Massachusetts: Program in New England Studies

June 20 to June 23 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: 59th Annual Summer Institute

June 21 in Silverdale, Pennsylvania: National Register of Historic Places

June 21 to June 24 in New Gloucester, Maine: The Maine Festival of American Music

June 21 to June 25 in McLean, Virginia: Colonial Living Experience


June 2 to July 4 in Del Mar, California: San Diego County Fair’s Design in Wood Competition

June 3 to October 1 in Garrison, New York: Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques

June 3 to August 27 in Shelburne, Vermont: Wild Spaces, Open Seasons-Hunting and Fishing in American Art

June 9 to June 18 in Marion, Virginia: Celebrate Apalachia

June 10 to November 27 in Williamsburg, Virginia: AfterWARd

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