Tag 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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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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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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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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Driving Mr. Stickley

It’s always an exciting day when the museum receives something new for the collection.  Most recently, Charles Nitchie (great-grandson of Gus) and his wife, Mary Ann, donated five Stickley-period dusters, or motoring jackets.  Although these dusters did not personally belong … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Social Life at Craftsman Farms

During the six years they lived at Craftsman Farms, the Stickley family hosted weddings, dances, parties and other occasions with many guests; the girls’ threw lively dances often inviting friends from out of town, Stickley’s daughters had their weddings on … Continue reading

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Can you Spot the Differences?

An object on loan to us may spend months or even years on view.  But eventually all good things must come to an end.  These objects in time may leave the museum and return to their owners where they will … Continue reading

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