Calendar from September 26 to October 26:

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.


October 1 to October 2 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland:

Murder, Magic, and Mayhem: An Adults-only Tour—Walking tour dramatizes the darker side of the colony in the world of the newly found colony â€" filled with superstition and suspicion. Reservations required. For more information: Historic St. Mary’s City, (800) 762-1634.

October 1 to October 3 in Elizabethton, Tennessee:

26th Annual Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show—Show features bed quilts, wall hangings, holiday and baby quilts, demonstrations by local quilters, and antique quilts on display. For more information: Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, (423) 543-5808.

October 1 to October 3 in Marion, Indiana:

Mississinewa 1812—Historical commemoration of the Battle of Mississinewa fought in Grant County on
December 17-18, 1812 includes British and American military camps, a reconstructed woodland Indian village, merchants, artisans, food purveyors, musicians and more. For more information: Mississinewa Battlefield Society Inc., info#64;mississinewa1812com.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Karen Hainlen

October 1 to October 3 in Waterford, Virginia:

Waterford Fair—Fair features traditional arts and crafts, demonstrations and entertainment in the National Landmark village. For more information: Waterford Foundation, (540) 882-3018.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Justin Kauffman
Jackson Foster
Laurel Dabbs
Kathie Ratcliffe
Andrea Durnell
Anne & Joe Piazza

October 2 in Piqua, Ohio:

Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm—Special day of activities includes canal boat rides aboard the General Harrison of Piqua, activities and demonstrations at the home of John Johnston as well as tours of the home. For more information: Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, (937) 773-2522.

October 2 in Allison Park, Pennsylvania:

The Hydref- a Fall Festival & Market Faire—Hydref, which means autumn in Welsh, features 18th c crafts people, re-enactors, and sutlers, entertainment, live music, food and demonstrations commemorating the Welsh heritage of some of the early settlers. For more information: Depreciation Lands Museum, (215) 675-4698.

October 2 in Ticonderoga, New York:

Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival—Event focuses on the historical importance of horses and other working animals with demonstrations, a farmers’ market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, family activities, and the six-acre Heroic Corn Maze. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.

October 2 to October 3 in Lewes, Delaware:

Fall Craft Fair—Fair features craftspeople from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore, located on the Historic Complex, which consists of numerous historic buildings that will be open to the public. For more information: The Lewes Historical Society, (302) 645-7670.

October 2 in Newtown, Pennsylvania:

Market Day—Event celebrates the colonial tradition of local farmers & homesteaders bringing their crops, livestock, and homemade wares into town to sell to neighbors & townspeople and includes crafters, artisans & fine artists, colonial-era demonstrations, reenactments & activities and entertainment. For more information: Newtown Historic Association, Inc., (215) 968-4004.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Philip Patragnoni

October 2 to October 3 in Fairmount, West Virginia:

Augusta County Militia at Prickett’s Fort—Event explores the life and times of early Appalachian pioneer Joseph Doddridge and includes demonstrations of several crafts based on Doddridge’s writings, a militia muster, inspection, and the dispatching of scouts and spies will be discussed and demonstrated throughout the weekend. For more information: Prickett’s Fort State Park, (304) 363-3030.

October 2 in Cartersville, Georgia:

Skills of the Past—Event features demonstrations of skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life. For more information: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, (770) 387-3747.

October 2 in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia:

Mountain Farm Celebration—Event features pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, apple cider from a hand-cranked press and more. For more information: Hardman Farm Historic Site, (706) 878-1077.

October 2 to October 4 in Mumford, New York:

Agricultural Fair—Fair celebrates the bountiful Western NY harvest and includes livestock and cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and a market in the tradition of the country fairs of days gone by. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum,, (585) 538-6822.

October 2 in Harleysville, Pennsylvania:

Stahls Pottery Show—Show features 28 potters displaying and selling their work and includes demonstrations throughout the day. For more information: Mennonite Heritage Center, (484) 306-3868.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
Denise Wilz

October 2 in Wethersfield, Connecticut:

39th Annual Old Wethersfield Arts and Crafts Fair—Fair features artisans selling their wares and includes music and more. For more information: Wethersfield Historical Society, (860) 529-7656.


September 30 to January 9, 2022 in Hartford, Connecticut:

By Her Hand-Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500â€"1800—Exhibition explores explores how important women artists succeeded in the male-dominated art world of the time, focusing on Artemisia Gentileschi (1593â€"after 1654), one of the most fascinating seventeenth-century Italian painters. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.

October 2 to April 3, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina:

Fur & Frost-Carolina Winters—Exhibit focuses on historic fashions for winters in Charleston in the 19th century and learn why wool and fur dominated the pre-synthetics fashion industry. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.

October 3 to January 9, 2022 in Saint Louis, Missouri:

Art Along the Rivers-A Bicentennial Celebration—Exhibition presents more than 150 objects from Missouri as far north as Hannibal, west to Hermann, and south through the Old Mines area and includes Mississippian sculpture, Osage textiles, architectural drawings for iconic landmarks, musical instruments, German and Creole furniture, African American decorative arts, prize-winning paintings from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and contemporary artists’ responses to these historic objects. For more information: Saint Louis Art Museum, (314) 721-0072.


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 January 1, 2022 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Maritime Art Gallery—Installation offers a global perspective on the creative response to the sea, from a 17th-century brass Pakistani astrolabe to Valerie Hagerty’s monumental Shipwrecked Armoire with Barnacles (2012) and artworks that reflect Salem’s rich history of maritime trade and exploration. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through February 28, 2022 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Uncle Toms Cabin-Early and Notable Editions—Exhibit shows the early and notable editions of the novel in the library’s collection, as well as its interesting publishing history, first published in March 1852. For more information: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Now through October 3 in Salem, Massachusetts:

Salem Stories—Exhibit features more than 100 works in 26 vignettes about the people, places and events that make Salem the city it is today, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, decorative arts, photographs, natural history specimens, manuscripts, posters, books, and eyewitness accounts. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (866) 745-1876.

Now through March 27, 2022 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Promoting America-Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic—Exhibition features works that range from a 17th-century map depicting the “new World” as a literal Garden of Eden to maps celebrating the newly established United States of America as artists and mapmakers created impressions of the New World that fueled European imagination. Maps served as powerful propaganda tools for colonial expansionists eager to convey the richness and abundance of the land and its inhabitants. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (888) 965-7254.

Now through January 2, 2022 in New York, New York:

Six Decades Collecting Self-Taught Art-Revealing a Diverse and Rich Artistic Narrative—Exhibit conveys the museums deep commitment to studying, preserving, and sharing the complexity, ingenuity, and historical relevance of self-taught art across time, cultures, and place. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

Keeping Time-Tall Case Clocks—Exhibition focuses on the innovation during the late 17th century of telling time to the exact minute and features more than 20 tall case clocks spanning a century of time keeping from 1700 to 1800. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (888) 965-7254.

Now through January 16, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland:

Recent Acquisitions-Expanding the Collection—Exhibit displays 14 recently acquired works representing 700 years of history and features books, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.

Now through February 21, 2022 in New York, New York:

Emperors, Artists & Inventors-Transformative Gifts of Fine Arms and Armor—Exhibition features extraordinary works made in the service of monarchs, the nobility, and other eminent patrons from sixth-century Byzantium to early twentieth-century America, created by skilled artists or fabricated to showcase the latest technical innovations of the era. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through December 31 in Winterthur, Delaware:

Bearing Witness—Installation provides a more transparent view of the collections through objects that bear witness to the people, encounters, and entanglements of American communities over time. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through January 9, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts:

Collecting Stories-The Invention of Folk Art—Exhibition tells the history and evolution of the term folk art, a cultural construction invented in the early 20th century by artists, collectors, and curator, and includes works that offer insight into everyday American life by painters, hobbyists, and skilled artisans without a formal arts education. For more information: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (617) 267-9300.

Now through December 31 in Winterthur, Delaware:

With Hammer in Hand-A Story of Early American Craftsmen—As part of its 70th anniversary, Winterthur celebrates an American treasure by updating the Dominy Gallery of hand tools, furniture, clocks, business records, and family papers. The collection opens a fascinating window into skilled craftwork, trade, and material life in the racially diverse community of East Hampton, Long Island, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.

Now through November 17 in Baltimore, Maryland:

Translations and Transitions / Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence (1821â€"2021)—Exhibition commemorates Mexican and Central American independence from Spain exploring the cultural exchange between Indigenous and European peoples. For more information: The Walters Art Museum, (410) 547-9000.

Now through October 3 in St. Louis, Missouri:

Signed in Silk-Introducing a Sacred Jewish Textile—Exhibit brings together a selection of devotional textiles used in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim contexts as well as highly fashionable secular textiles made in or imported to Europe and features the Torah Ark Curtain (Parokhet), an 18th-century Italian tour de force of needlework and rich metallic embroidery on a shimmering azure-blue silk ground. For more information: Saint Louis Art Museum, (314) 721-0072.

Now through December 31 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma:

Sequoyah-An American Icon—Exhibit celebrates the bicentennial of the Cherokee syllabary in 1821 and explores Sequoyahs life and contributions made to the Cherokee people while examining how his name and image have been embedded in the nations identity to the extent he maintains a unique position in American symbolism. For more information: Cherokee National History Museum, (877) 779-6977.

Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:

Elegant Line/Powerful Shape-Elements of Native American Art—Exhibit explores how Native American artists created art using a universal language comprised of visual elements â€" line, color, and shape and combine these elements in an infinite array of creative combinations based on cultural influences and styles as well as personal preferences and material limitations. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.

Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:

Karl Bodmer-Travels in North America Prints of Watercolors by Karl Bodmer (1809-1893)—Exhibit showcases the watercolors and sketches of the Swiss born artist Karl Bodmer (1809-1893) made when he embarked on a voyage into the furthest reaches of the American Interior between 1832 and 1834, providing the earliest visual accounts of the west to reach the general public. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.

Now through December 31 in Williamsburg, Virginia:

A Gift to the Nation-The Joseph and June Hennage Collection—Exhibit highlights the focused collecting of the late Joe and June Hennage, who strove to acquire great examples of furniture and silver from important colonial centers including Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Charleston, and the Connecticut River Valley. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, 800-hist or y.

Now through December 31 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

New Early American Galleries—The new Early American Art galleries, a 10,000-square-foot space, has been installed to tell the story of how Philadelphia became the young nation’s cultural capital, and how Black, Indigenous, and Latinx artists contributed to the development of American art. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.

Now through October 3 in Salem, Massachusetts:

In American Waters—Exhibition on the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and environment, how coastal and maritime symbols moved inland across the United States, and question what it means to be in American waters. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through October 17 in Shelburne, Vermont:

Painting a Nation—Exhibit highlights themes of the Museums American paintings collection’s strengths, particularly the New England landscape, genre painting, and portraiture. For more information: Shelburne Museum, (802) 985-3346.

Now through January 2, 2022 in New York, New York:

American Weathervanes-The Art of the Winds—Exhibit reveals the beauty, historical significance, and technical virtuosity of American vanes fashioned between the late seventeenth and early twentieth centuries. For more information: American Folk Art Museum, (212) 595-9533.

Now through February 6, 2022 in Washington, District of Columbia:

Warranted to Give Satisfaction-Daguerreotypes by Jeremiah Gurney—Exhibit focuses on Jeremiah Gurney (1812â€"1895), a jeweler by profession, who gave up that trade in favor of daguerreotypy in 1840 and established one of New York City’s first daguerreotype studios, produced daguerreotypes hailed as nearer to absolute perfection, and captured the first major American prize for daguerreotypes. Location: National Portrait Gallery. , wwwsieduexhibitionswarrantedgivesatisfactiondaguerreotypesjeremiahgurney#58;eventexhib6416.

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 November 28 in New York, New York:

Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo—Exhibition explores the intercultural exchange between French-born and trained American artist Jules Tavernier and the Indigenous Pomo community of Elem at Clear Lake in northern California, bringing together approximately 50 worksâ€"including paintings, prints, watercolors, and photographsâ€"to tell the story of Tavernier’s travels through Nebraska, Wyoming, California, and the Hawaiian Islands, incorporating a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, including those of Pomo cultural leaders and curators, who will offer new interpretations of his work. For more information: The Met Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.

Now through March 20, 2022 in Salem, Massachusetts:

The Salem Witch Trials-Reckoning and Reclaiming—Exhibition focuses on the factors that fueled the storied crisis, including individuals who rose to defend those unjustly accused, and explores two creative responses by contemporary artists with ancestral links to the trials. For more information: Peabody Essex Museum, (978) 745-9500.

Now through October 30 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:

Harvest Celebration—Festival includes skilled craftspeople and talented artists demonstrating traditional crafts. For more information: Dollywood, (800) 365-5996.

EAL Directory artisans attending:
John Bielik


October 8 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Fort Meigs After Dark Lantern Tour

October 8 to October 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Fall Fine Craft Fair

October 8 to October 9 in Mackinaw City, Michigan: Fort Fright

October 8 to October 10 in Fairmount, West Virginia: Christmas in October

October 8 to October 9 in Edenton, North Carolina: Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Countryside

October 9 to October 10 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois: Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment and Competition

October 9 to October 10 in Lake George, New York: Fort by Firelight

October 9 in Blakely, Georgia: 51st Annual Kolomoki Festival

October 9 to October 10 in Virtual, Oklahoma: The Cherokee Art Market

October 9 to October 10 in West Lafayette, Indiana: Feast of the Hunters Moon

October 9 in Odessa, Delaware: Saturdays at the Hearth-Autumns Bounty

October 14 to October 17 in Asheville, North Carolina: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

October 15 to October 17 in Union, Kentucky: Salt Festival

October 15 to October 17 in Ticonderoga, New York: Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place

October 15 to October 16 in Eagle, Wisconsin: Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin

October 15 to October 16 in North Canton, Ohio: A Gathering of Colonial Wares

October 16 in Allison Park, Pennsylvania: Family Lantern Tours

October 16 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Garden Thyme-Jack O’Lanterns: Stories and Origins

October 16 to October 17 in Blountstown, Florida: Pioneer Day

October 16 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Ghost Tours

October 17 in South Park, Pennsylvania: Childrens Harvest Festival

October 21 in , New Hampshire: Old House Restoration Strategies and Challenges

October 21 to October 23 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Decorative Arts of the South Carolina Midlands

October 22 to October 23 in Perrysburg, Ohio: Garrison Ghost Walk

October 22 to October 23 in Saint Louis, Missouri: Spirits of Sappington House Tours

October 22 to October 25 in New York, New York: The New York City Jewelry & Watch Show

October 22 to October 23 in Eagle, Wisconsin: Legends and Lore at Old World Wisconsin

October 22 to October 23 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: An Historic Deerfield Virtual Forum

October 23 in Rollinsford, New Hampshire: Colonial Market Fair and Militia Muster

October 23 in Allison Park, Pennsylvania: Family Lantern Tours

October 23 to October 24 in Sibley, Missouri: 34th Annual Fall Muster

October 23 to October 24 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Fall Harvest Festival

October 23 in Lynchburg, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson Fall Festival

October 23 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Ghost Tours

October 23 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Rural Heritage Day

October 23 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: DĂ©jĂ  vu Spirit Reunion

October 23 in Santa Fe, New Mexico: Spirits of New Mexico’s Past

October 24 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Midwest Antique & Art Show/The Collectors Eye


October 10 to January 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts: Fabric of a Nation-American Quilt Stories

October 16 to September 5, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Liberty or Death-Don Troianis Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 23 to June 5, 2022 in New York, New York: Masters and Masterpieces-Chinese Art from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection

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