From the Director’s Chair: The Most Craftsman Holiday

The Most Craftsman Holiday by Vonda K. Givens, Executive Director Thanksgiving, of all annual holidays, strikes me as the most Craftsman. Its customary colors—brown, red, orange, yellow—complement the Craftsman aesthetic (in fact, during a post-Thanksgiving clearance-sale buying spree, I once scored a vast supply of paper cocktail napkins that lasted through years of museum receptions). …

From the Director’s Chair: Fall For Stickley, Part 2

From the Director’s Chair: Fall For Stickley, Part 2 by Vonda K. Givens, Executive Director (Part 1: https://www.stickleymuseum.org/from-the-directors-chair/). Tropical Storm Isiais swept through Craftsman Farms in the early afternoon on August 4 and brought irreparable destruction to the Annex. Connected by a corridor to the Log House (the Stickley family home), the Annex (at left, …

From the Director’s Chair: Fall For Stickley, Part 1

From the Director’s Chair: Fall For Stickley, Part 1 by Vonda K. Givens, Executive Director Aside from being a seasonal play on words, I see the museum’s “Fall for Stickley” program series as an invitation to become acquainted, and possibly even enamored, with this property and the vision of its founder, Gustav Stickley. Authentic, peaceful …