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August 2020 Source Guide
News: From the Museums
People: For the Love of Framing
Brace the Drum and Beat up the Alarm
The beat of the drum conveyed the encampment and battle signals from before colonial times until the West was wild. More than folk art collectibles revered for the beauty of their decoration, early drums remain playable—avidly so by musicians who preserve the styles and beat of our colonial forebears at re-enactments and community events.
Ryan Fox and J.R. Cordrey found the 1760 Jabez Bacon House in Woodbury, Connecticut, the perfect place to settle down with their collection of 18th-Century furnishings—many of them locally made—accents of contemporary art, and their pack of rescue dogs. (Okay, there are three of them, and they’re all cute.)
All about the Children
Lynn Thompson and her historically minded friends set out to share the early past of North Augusta, South Carolina, by building a village where children could learn, hands-on, about their Carolinian and American heritage. Built with volunteer hands, it re-creates the daily life of our
Zoar, a True Community
A group of independent thinkers who fled Europe to practice their religious beliefs freely in America nevertheless voted to pool their possessions for the mutual benefit of all. In 1817 they created the communal village of Zoar in northeast Ohio, which endured for nearly a century.
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