Craftsman Kitchen: A Treat for Valentine’s Day

By Kristen McCauleySenior Manager of Education and Interpretation “The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne,” This quote gets a prominent place in Stickley’s Log House, hammered into the copper hood of the living room fireplace. It’s the first line from “The Parlement of Foules,” by Geoffrey Chaucer, and in this context, helps …

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 …