Category Archives: Of Note

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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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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Now on view!

Now on view in the Log House! Produced by Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops and custom made for Craftsman Farms, these two oak saw horses, c. 1910, supported a collapsible table which the family used during social events and other large parties. … Continue reading

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Stickley Style: Winter 1913

  As we approach the last weekend for the Styling an American Family exhibition at Craftsman Farms, we present one last installment of our virtual tour.  The exhibition continues on the second floor of the Log House where we will … Continue reading

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After the Dance, 1914

This weekend, as many of us will be attending or planning holiday parties, spending time with family and friends, and generally making merry, we’ll stop to take a look at the vignette in the Styling an American Family exhibition titled … 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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Visiting and Receiving (Late Summer, 1911-12)

Part 2 of our virtual tour of the Styling an American Family Exhibition takes a look at the fashions and customs associated with visiting and receiving visitors in 1911 and 1912. Entering the Log House from the front porch brings … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Update

During this difficult time for so many on the east coast, we have a bit of good news.  The Log House is safe and weathered the recent storms remarkably well.  Prior to Sandy, we prepared the Log House for the … Continue reading

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A Formal Wedding at a Country Estate, Spring 1911.

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Styling an American Family exhibition in this series of blogs that will each address one of the nine vignettes that make up the exhibition.  The 1910s were a period of … Continue reading

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