Category Archives: The Collection

Behind the Scenes of a Summer Internship

Our summer intern, Allison O’Keeffe, reflects on her experience and getting to work with the museum’s collection.   While meandering through the grounds of Craftsman Farms, past the lily-studded pond, looking up at the former home of the furniture designer … Continue reading

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The Collection: Morris Chair, no. 2341

Thanks to the generosity of one Colorado family, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been entrusted with the care of one of their family’s seats, an early 1902 Gustav Stickley #2341 reclining chair in nearly perfect original condition. 1911 … Continue reading

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The Collection: Hall Settle, c. 1902

Our virtual tour of Gustav Stickley’s Log House is back with some notable recent additions to the museum’s collection.     At the south end of the dining room sits a monumental oak hall settle, c. 1902, with (functional) butterfly … 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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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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By the Light of the Silvery Moon: An Exhibition Opening

“Styling an American Family” opened on Saturday September 8 to thunderous approval.  Despite bad weather, the exhibition opening reception – which sold-out a week prior to the event – was attended by members and non-members from near and far.  A … Continue reading

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