Calendar from July 6 to August 6:

This listing was prepared well in advance of the events below. Many of the events have since been postponed or cancelled as a precaution to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, now a pandemic. If you must (or choose) to attend any of the events listed below, we suggest you call and verify that it will be taking place as planned.


   THIS WEEK

July 8 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Specialty Tour-Cannon and Coffee—Tour explores the Forts collection of 18th-century artillery, learning the surprising histories of the museums artillery collection, spanning the Atlantic Ocean from the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions all the way to the Spanish American War and World War One. Advanced Reservations Required. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

July 8 to July 9 in St. Marys City, Maryland:

Sin and Scandal at St. Marys-An Adults-only Tour—After hours tour of the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation learning about subjects of a more adult nature. Registration required. For more information: Historic St. Marys City, (800) 762-1634.

July 9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Case Studies in Building Preservation—Eighth annual symposium offers a hybrid program, with both on-site and virtual registration options and features speakers presenting recent projects undertaken by
organizations, architects, conservators, specialized consultants, and trades people covering various aspects of the preservation process. Registration required. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

July 9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Eighth Annual Symposium on Early New England Architecture—Symposium entitled Case Studies in Building Preservation features presentations highlighting recent projects undertaken by organizations, architects, conservators, specialized consultants, and trades people covering various aspects of the preservation process. Hybrid program, with both on-site and virtual registration options available. Location: Historic Deerfield. , (413) 775-7214.

July 9 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Specialty Tour-Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain—Evening boat cruise explores Ticonderogas rich maritime history from stories of armed schooners to Prohibition-era rum runners. Advanced Reservations Required. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

July 9 in Mackinaw City, Michigan:

Maritime Michilimackinac—Special event focus on Michilimackinac’s maritime history as a major hub for the Great Lakes Fur Trade. For more information: Colonial Michilimackinac, (906) 847-3328.

July 9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Hot Weather, Cold Hearth—Hearth cooking demonstration focuses on how people in early New England kept cool and preserved summer produce. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

July 9 to July 10 in Edgewater, Maryland:

Revolutionary London Town—Event explores what independence really meant to the individuals from London Towns past and discovers what they thought of the Revolution and includes a reading of the Declaration of Independence, colonial crafts, and tavern games in the newly restored William Brown House. For more information: Historic London Town and Gardens, (410) 222-1919.

July 9 in New Bern, North Carolina:

July Garden Lecture Series—Lecture-History of Gardening, How Cultures, Events, and People Made Gardening What it is Today discusses the historical events, peoples, and cultures that helped to make gardening what it is today. In Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. For more information: Tryon Palace, (800) 767-1560.

July 9 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania:

Flax Harvest—Event focuses on the harvesting of flax and learingn how flax was turned into linen for clothing and oil for paint. For more information: Colonial Pa Plantation, (610) 566-1725.

July 10 in Allison Park, Pennsylvania:

Flintlock Firearms—Event features settlers gathering to demonstrate their skill with 18th century style firearms. For more information: Depreciation Lands Museum, (412) 486-0563.

July 10 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania:

Afternoon Garden Tea—Event features a presentation on Natural Dyes from Plants and includes learning about edible and medicinal plants, and organic gardening. For more information: Historic Schaefferstown, Inc., (717) 949-2244.

   ON-GOING EXHIBITIONS

Now through January 2, 2023 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

To Arm against an Enemy-Weapons of the Revolutionary War—Exhibit provides a deeper understanding of the instruments of war as the weapons take center stage and features approximately 70 muskets, carbines and rifles, bayonets, pistols and swords as used by Loyalists, American patriots, Hessians and British “red coats” in battles on land and at sea. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

Now through December 31 in Wilberforce, Ohio:

Rhythm of Revolution—Exhibit maps the visual flow of artistic, cultural, social, and political change in America from 1619 to the present day and explores how Black artists, religious leaders, and activists worked within their spheres of influence to transform Ohio and our nation. For more information: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, 8007522603x2113.

Now through January 16, 2023 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Block by Block-Naming Washington—Exhibit explores the namesakes of Washington, D.C.s streets, avenues, neighborhoods, and other public spaces featuring reproductions of 16 portraits, drawn mostly from the museum’s collection, presenting the faces and biographies behind some of the city’s most familiar locations. Location: National Portrait Gallery. , wwwsieduexhibitionsblockblocknamingwashington#58;eventexhib6550.

Now through September 5 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Liberty or Death-Don Troianis Paintings of the Revolutionary War—Exhibit features more than 40 original paintings and dozens of artifacts from his personal collection most on display for the first time in public plunging visitors into some of the most pivotal moments of America’s fight for independence, from the Battles of Lexington and Concord to the Siege of Yorktown. For more information: Museum of the American Revolution, (215) 253-6731.

Now through October 29, 2023 in Lexington, Massachusetts:

Extraordinary Freemasons in American History—Exhibition showcases inspiring American Freemasons and introduces visitors to the history of Freemasonry in the United States from its beginnings in the 1700s to the present day. For more information: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, (781) 861-6559.

Now through December 31 in New York, New York:

Before Yesterday We Could Fly-An Afrofuturist Period Room—The exhibition’s narrative is generated by the real, lived history of Seneca Village, a vibrant community founded predominantly by free Black tenants and landowners that flourished from the 1820s to the 1850s. In 1857, the City of New York destroyed Seneca Village, using eminent domain to seize land for the construction of Central Park. The exhibition transforms a 19th-century domestic interior into a speculative future home for Seneca Village residents and includes Bamileke beadwork, 19th-century American ceramics, contemporary art and design that celebrates the rich and diverse traditions. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through December 31 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Old Ironsides in War and Peace—Exhibit chronicles USS Constitutions long and storied career, from the ships early beginnings in the fledgling United States Navy, to the fame earned in the War of 1812, to her continued preservation as an active, commissioned warship. For more information: USS Constitution Museum, (617) 426-1812.

Now through December 31 in Boston, Massachusetts:

All Hands on Deck-A Sailors Life in 1812—Hands-on exhibit shares previously unknown stories of the 1,243 sailors and officers who served aboard USS Constitution during the War of 1812. For more information: USS Constitution Museum, (617) 426-1812.

Now through December 31 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Forest to Frigate—Exhibit explores President George Washington decision that led to the birth of the United States Navy and the original six frigates, following the story from the forests in which Old Ironsides timbers grew to the launch as a fully formed frigate in 1797. For more information: USS Constitution Museum, (617) 426-1812.

Now through September 5 in New York, New York:

Multitudes—Exhibition looks back across four centuries of folk and self-taught art through an exploration of related themes-creative gestures of repetition, seriality, recurrence, iteration, variation, and innovation, as seen within artistic practices and the practice of collecting and includes early American portraits, needlework, and quilts, to idiosyncratic creations of the 20th and the 21st centuries. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through September 5 in New york, New York:

Multitudes—Exhibition, organized on the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, presents four centuries of folk and self-taught art through an exploration of related themes - creative gestures of repetition, seriality, recurrence, iteration, variation, and innovation, as seen within artistic practices and the practice of collecting. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through September 25 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Foreign Exchange-18th-Century Design on the Move—Exhibition explores the circulation of labor, skills, aesthetics, and luxury goods across international borders in the 18th century and traces the movement of people, ideas, and objects across borders, challenging notions of foreign and domestic, community member and outcast, and national style. For more information: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, (202) 633-1000.

Now through January 3, 2027 in Salem, Massachusetts:

On This Ground-Being and Belonging in America—Exhibit explores how art can help us understand what it means to belong to family, community, and this place we now call America, bringing two extraordinary collections of Native American and American art together and includes 250 artworks including sculpture, paintings, textiles and costumes, furniture, decorative arts, works on paper, installations, and more. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through February 26, 2023 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:

Grow Up-The New England Child, 1700-1900—Exhibition explores the changing nature of New England childhood at home, work, and school from the early 18th to the end of the 19th century using clothing, portraiture, games, toys, furniture, needlework, silver, ceramics, diaries and more. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.

Now through July 30 in Portland, Maine:

Northern Threads-Two Centuries of Dress at Maine Historical Society—Exhibit, organized by themed vignettes, shares stories about Maine people, exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories and includes garments, military uniforms, and accessories from circa 1780 through 1889. For more information: Maine Historical Society, (207) 774-1822.

Now through August 6 in Portland, Maine:

Representing every particular-John Martins 19th century fashion illustrations—Exhibition features John Martins drawings from his 650-page journal created in 1864 for his family and accentuated with his own editorials laced with strong opinions on fashion and society, paired with images of clothing in the MHS collections to demonstrate how Martins art imitated life. In the Showcase Gallery. For more information: Maine Historical Society, (207) 774-1822.

Now through July 10 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Turner’s Modern World—Exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks demonstrating Turners commitment to depicting the great events and developments of his time, from technological advances to causes such as abolition and political reform. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, (617) 267-9300.

Now through November 27 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Saving Soldiers-Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War—Exhibition examines the medical practice in the Continental Army and the experiences of surgeons and their patients under the dire conditions of war and includes several medical treatises published in America during the Revolution with some bearing the ownership inscription of a Continental Army surgeon. For more information: The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, (202) 785-2040.

Now through November 27 in Howes Cave, New York:

Material Shift—Exhibit showcases work by 13 Haudenosaunee artists who employ found objects and other unconventional materials to create or illustrate traditional cultural objects or concepts and those who, conversely, explore traditional materials in unexpected ways. For more information: Iroquois Museum, (518) 296-8949.

Now through December 4 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Chintz - A Quilted History—Exhibit explores the global tradeways that brought one of the most valued textiles in the world to South Carolina in the 18th and 19th centuries, rediscovering the beauty of chintz through quilts from the Historic Textiles Collection. For more information: Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

Now through July 17 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Afro-Atlantic Histories—Exhibition takes an in-depth look at the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century with more than 130 powerful works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. In the West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 72"79. For more information: The National Gallery of Art, (202) 737-4215.

Now through July 31 in New York, New York:

Winslow Homer-Crosscurrents—Exhibition reconsiders Homers work through the lens of conflict, a theme that crosses his prolific career and includes approximately 90 oils and watercolors. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through May 28, 2023 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Let None Be Excluded-The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem—Exhibition features documents that capture the impassioned activism of young Black leaders, including Sarah Parker Remond and Robert Morris, as agents in their own education, sparked the national equal school rights movement by tethering education rights to democracy and racial equality. These Salem voices and their spirited words and actions changed the course of our schools and our nation. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through October 30 in Catskill, New York:

Thomas Coles Studio Memory and Inspiration—Exhibition presents a selection of major paintings and artifacts to serve as the first re-imagining of what visitors would have seen upon entering the artists studio and considers Coles plans for The Cross and the World, a five-canvas work he envisioned as a successor to his famous series paintings, The Course of Empire and The Voyage of Life, but which remained unfinished at the time of his death. For more information: Thomas Cole National Historic Site, (518) 943-7465.

Now through September 5 in New York, New York:

In America-An Anthology of Fashion—The second portion of a two-part exhibition explores fashion in the United States highlighting mens and womens dress dating from the eighteenth century to the present and featured in vignettes installed in select period rooms spanning ca. 1805 to 1915. The Shaker Retiring Room from the 1830s, a nineteenth-century parlor from Richmond, Virginia, a panoramic 1819 mural of Versailles and a twentieth-century living room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through October 30 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

Long Rifles of the American Revolution-How Lancaster County Craftsmen Helped Win the War—Exhibit showcases approximately 30 rifles and other weapons to describe the pivotal role played by the long rifle in winning American independence and highlighting their use in several key battles including the siege of Boston, the battle of New York, Trenton, Saratoga, Kings Mountain and the Miller Block House as well as on the Frontier. For more information: Historic Rock Ford, (717) 392-7223.

Now through October 8 in Rollingsford, New Hampshire:

Wheels of Industry-New England Spinning Wheels—Exhibit features spinning wheels and related tools from the collection of Peter and Nancy Cook. For more information: Association for Rollinsford Culture and History, (603) 742-4747.

Now through December 30 in Baltimore, Maryland:

Baltimore Oval-Back Chairs Restored—Exhibit features the six Baltimore-made, oval-back chairs with custom reproduction slipcovers that were part of tthe Dress-A-Chair fundraising campaign and includes information on, as well as an exhibit case exploring joinery and upholstery. In the Reception Hall. For more information: Homewood Museum, (410) 516-5589.

Now through April 2, 2023 in New York, New York:

Water Memories—Exhibition explores waters significance to Indigenous peoples and Nations in the United States through historical, modern, and contemporary artworks. In four thematic sections, Ancestral Connections, Water and Sky, Forests and Streams, and Oceanic Imaginations For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through October 30 in Cotuit, Massachusetts:

Scrimshaw-The Whalers Art—Exhibition presents the art and history of scrimshaw, a nautical folk art form created by whalers during the international whaling trade of the 19th century and includes more than 200 important examples of scrimshaw. For more information: Cahoon Museum of American Art, cahoonmuseum or gscrimshawthewhalersart.

Now through January 1, 2024 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Out of Many-Portraits from 1600 to 1900—Exhibition presents more than 180 objects depicting notable individuals who helped shape the nations early development and includes portraits of Indigenous Americans, European colonists, clergymen, soldiers, abolitionists, writers, performers, scientists, and others. For more information: National Portrait Gallery

Now through June 11, 2023 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Family Ties-Daguerreotype Portraits—Portraits in the exhibition reflect the range of familial relationships documented by the camera during the daguerreian era, first introduced in 1839. For more information: National Portrait Gallery

Now through July 10 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania:

The Kutztown Folk Festival—Festival focuses on the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life and includes music, entertainment, demonstrations by traditional craftsmen, farming and folklife demonstrations, and more. For more information: The Kutztown Folk Festival, (888) 674-6136.

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Now through July 10 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania:

Kutztown Folk Festival—Nine-day festival focuses on the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life with music, entertainment, quilt sale and auction, traditional craftsmen demonstrating their craft, folklife demonstrations and more. At at The Kutztown Fairgrounds. For more information: Kutztown Folk Festival, (888) 674-6136.

   LATER THIS MONTH

July 14 to July 17 in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania: Peoples Choice Festival

July 16 in Ticonderoga, New York: Specialty Tour-Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain

July 16 in Blennerhassett Island, West Virginia: Blennerhassett Mansion Foodways Tour

July 16 to July 17 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Traditional Artisan Show

July 16 in Exeter, New Hampshire: American Independence Festival

July 16 to July 17 in Fort Wayne, Indiana: Colonial America

July 16 in Mackinac Island, Michigan: War of 1812 at Fort Holmes

July 16 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Hot Weather, Cold Hearth

July 16 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Bere Barley Harvest

July 16 to July 17 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin: War of 1812 Battle for Prairie du Chien Reenactment

July 17 in South Park, Pennsylvania: Whiskey Rebellion Day

July 20 in Ticonderoga, New York: Specialty Tour-Beneath Fortress Walls

July 21 to July 24 in Asheville, North Carolina: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

July 23 in Cooperstown, New York: Get Lit!

July 23 in Ticonderoga, New York: Specialty Tour-Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain

July 23 in Chatsworth, Georgia: Vann House Days 2022

July 23 in Big Pool, Maryland: For the Defence of this Province-Artillery and Musketry

July 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Hot Weather, Cold Hearth

July 23 to July 24 in St. Marys City, Maryland: Tidewater Archaeology Weekend

July 23 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Independence on the Frontier-Militia Muster

July 23 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Medicine Day

July 24 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Beer Brewing and Garden Highlights

July 29 to July 31 in Kempton, Pennsylvania: Gunmakers Fair at Kempton

July 30 to July 31 in Zoar, Ohio: Antiques and Artisan Show

July 30 in Ticonderoga, New York: Specialty Tour-Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain

July 30 to July 31 in Wilmington, Delaware: Fine Craft Fair

July 30 to July 31 in Northfield, New Hampshire: Gallery in the Garden

July 30 in Fishers, Indiana: Historic African American Cuisine

July 30 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Hot Weather, Cold Hearth

July 30 in Savannah, Georgia: Georgias First 4th

July 30 to July 31 in Piqua, Ohio: History Alive at Fort Piqua

July 30 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Preservation Day

August 3 in Ticonderoga, New York: Specialty Tour-Beneath Fortress Walls

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