Those ingenious contraptions our clever forebears crafted to catch mice didn’t really evolve until the mid-1800s. Before that, people lived with the nuisances—or got a cat.
Vestiges of Fred and Patty Heisler’s hippie lifestyle show in the 19th-Century tavern in upstate New York they moved, rebuilt, and filled with regional antiques.
After a lifetime of restoring old homes, Joe and Debbie Braun enjoy riverside living
in Maine in a cottage once used as the shop of a shipyard blacksmith.
Weathervanes evolved in America as sculptural works of art prized by collectors. Early makers topped their houses and barns with familiar shapes in painted wood or metal.
Two families—one in Maryland, one in Alabama—had a dream to get closer to the
land and the food they eat. Both found fulfillment and success as small farmers.
The entry deadline for the 2023 Directory of
Traditional American Crafts has passed. We are now processing entries and submitting
them to our jurors. We will contract entrants after the jurors have made ther decisions.