Membership Month

July is Membership Month! These Member Exclusive Programs are FREE to Members with RSVP.

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Detail of a panoramic view of Craftsman Farms, with the earliest known photo of the Annex (at right). Built by the Farny family, second owners of the property, the Annex enclosed a Stickley-era outdoor dining area.

Saturday, July 17 at 4:00 pm EDT via Zoom

Rebuilding the Annex: What’s Next for the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms?

In August 2020, the Annex, a key structure in the heart of the Craftsman Farms property (adjacent to the Log House), was severely damaged during a tropical storm. This program, kicking off Membership Month events, will provide an update for Members on our plans for rebuilding. Over the past year, as this complex project has taken shape, we sought to honor the Annex’s full history on the property and preserve its remaining historic fabric, while also meeting the needs of a growing museum. Join the museum’s Executive Director Vonda Givens and Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation for a preview (with, perhaps, a surprise or two thrown in!) of our next steps for the Annex.

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Saturday, July 24 at 4:00 pm EDT via Zoom

“A Visit with Bruce Johnson: Roycroft at the 1913 Grove Park Inn”

Bruce Johnson, seated at an oak desk with an open macbook and a ceramic coffee mug.

We’re hosting a virtual visit with Bruce Johnson, director of the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, which will mark its 35th year in 2022. Bruce will take a look at the furnishings of the historic 1913 Grove Park Inn, when it was constructed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. The resort hotel’s commissioned furnishings included Roycroft chairs, lamps, and the American Beauty vase, and White Furniture Company desks. We’ll explore the historic collaboration between Roycroft and the Grove Park Inn through video, photos and live conversation, including opportunities for direct Q & A with Bruce. We’ll also be joined by special guest, Alan Nowicki, Program Director for Roycroft Campus Corporation, who will share his insights, in-depth Roycroft knowledge and updates on the latest news from East Aurora.

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A sample of Pewabic Pottery from the collection of Ted Lytwyn.

Saturday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom

“Thank You, Members” Party

The exterior of the historic Pewabic Pottery building in Detroit Michigan

Members, we want to say “thank you” for supporting the museum with a party planned just for you! Our virtual “Thank You, Members” Party will include a visit to the home of passionate pottery collector Ted Lytwyn for a photo tour of his outstanding collection of Pewabic pottery, the National Historic Landmark Pottery founded in Detroit in 1903 and still in operation today. The party also will feature the unveiling of the The Craftsman Shop’s new, custom Pewabic tile, the result of a 6-month collaboration between Pewabic and the Stickley Museum. Pewabic Executive Director, Steve McBride, will be on hand to for our “big reveal” and to share a behind-the-scenes look at this tile in process. Plus, Members can find out first how to bring this exclusive tile into their own homes.

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Craftsman Farms, the former home of noted designer Gustav Stickley, is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and is operated by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Inc., (“SMCF”) (formerly known as The Craftsman Farms Foundation, Inc.). SMCF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Restoration of the National Historic Landmark, Craftsman Farms, is made possible, in part, by a Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Parks Service, Department of the Interior, and by support from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust, The New Jersey Historic Trust, and individual donors. SMCF received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State and a grant from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. Educational programs are funded, in part, by grants from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund.