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April 2017 Source Guide
Places: Road to Freedom
Displaying a Spinning Wheel Properly
Too often people display spinning wheels and textile accessories incorrectly,
our textile experts believe. They offer tips to properly show off combs, carders,
ripples, hatchels, distaffs, and winders for fiber processing in a period setting.
A Dolls' House
Brian and Lynn Lettieri have filled their circa 1730 Connecticut Cape with
antique furnishings and more eclectic displays of favorite things, including the
thousands of nesting dolls that sparked Lynn’s passion for collecting.
The Prettiest Town in the South
Edenton, North Carolina’s first capital, is a secret trove of historical
architecture and tales of adventure that make it a perfect place to visit on your
way to the Outer Banks or in its own right.
Kites in the Colonies
Kites unraveled the secrets of weather and electricity (and promised a novel
mode of travel), but colonial history says little about kite flying for fun. We tell
what boys flew, how early kites were different, and how to make one for yourself.
Building a Brownstone
Ron and Kathy Wright were happy in their historic 19th-Century home, but a brand new brownstone teased them away and challenged Kathy to make it look historic. Judge her success for yourself as she gives us a private tour of their new home.
Pennsylvania's Patriotic Muhlenberg Family
German immigrant Henry Melchior Muhlenberg retired to a 1754 house
in Trappe, Pennsylvania, after he traveled across America to help establish
the Lutheran Church. His extensive journals tell the stories of the people—family, servants, and slaves—who lived within its thick stone walls in the
Town of Trappe Marks 300 Years
The small town of Providence, which later adopted the name of its founder’s
tavern, celebrates its 300th anniversary with special events highlighting its
German heritage and historic sites.
People have eaten pies for dessert or dinner since Roman times. When the
larder echoed empty and edible greens had yet to bloom, early homemakers
relied on their cooking experience and imagination to turn simple staples
into satisfying desserts.
A Landmark Year for Zoar
Home to the Society of Separatists for nearly a century, Historic Zoar
Village in Ohio holds a double celebration in 2017—it’s the 200th anniversary
of the founding of the town, recognized last fall as a National Historic
Weave a Paper Basket
A Directory artisan adapted one of her miniature berry baskets, using paper
to make a perfect holder for a springtime treat for someone special. You can
make one (or several) to enhance your own gifts using only a few basic
materials and a few hours’ time.
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