Category Archives: Museum News

From the Director’s Chair by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director

. . From the Director’s Chair expanded from the letter in the Summer 2014 issue of Notes from the Farms by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director   During the museum’s recent trip to Chicago, organized by Arts & Crafts … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

Every year, the Stickley family home is adorned for the holidays in period style, c. 1915, with a focus on Gustav Stickley’s own principles. Utilizing holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight … Continue reading

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Help Us Meet The Challenge

Together we can make it happen! Thanks to your gifts and the gifts of hundreds of generous supporters like you, we are a third of the way to our $7,500 challenge grant! Your annual fund donations support educational programs, building … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Craftsman Farms Walking Tour

On Saturday, June 15 we launched our summer walking tour, “In Mr. Stickley’s Steps” with a special preview for Stickley Museum members.  The Craftsman Farms Walking Tour will be offered regularly through the summer beginning this Saturday. Guest blogger and … Continue reading

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We are a Blue Star Museum!

The Stickley Museum is proud to once again join with other museums across the country in honoring our nation’s service men and women. Along with the other 2,000 Blue Star Museums we are offering free admission to active duty military … Continue reading

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New Museum Hours

We’ve expanded our hours to better serve you!  Beginning this week, the Stickley Museum will be open Thursday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., YEAR ROUND.  And it’s all thanks to your recent and steady support! In the coming … Continue reading

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“Stoddard, Durant and the Great Camps of the Gilded Age”

In looking toward the Farms Afield summer retreat to Great Camp Sagamore, the Stickley Museum is excited to welcome a visit and lecture, Sunday, March 10, from the site’s Assistant Director, Jeffrey Flagg. Flagg’s presentation, entitled “Stoddard, Durant and the … Continue reading

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Save the Stone Piers!

In building Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley utilized local materials extensively, including the local fieldstone.  All gathered from the property, this fieldstone now makes up building foundations, chimneys, and fences, as well as a series of stone piers that lined the … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes from Our House to Yours

This digital greeting card made with Smilebox

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A Casual Evening at Home, Fall 1910

We continue our virtual tour of the Styling an American Family exhibition with a casual evening at home in the fall of 1910. At the north end of the living room, gathered around the hearth, are four young women involved … Continue reading

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