JUNE 2015


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En garde!

Fencing around your home or farm is both decoative and useful. To help you find the right style of fence to match your period home, we polled experts at museums across the country, You can read the first part of this series, city and farm fences in the Northeast, in our June 2015 issue.

Celebrate with Us!

Join us on May 23rd for the 50th Anniversary celebration of Barn Stable Antiques in Fremont, Indiana. Publisher Tess Rosch and others from our staff will be there to welcome you and congratulate Don and Pat Helton on their continued success. Besides sharing friendship, you'll also be fed, entertained, shown artisans at work, and given samples of some local wines. Even if you don't win the quilt raffle, you can enjoy discounts on furniture prices.

Thank You, Alabama

And a tip of our hat to Tennessee!

We want to thank all the folks in Alabama who made our house tour a great success and gave us such a warm welcome at our Meet and Greet at Mooresville Mercantile. In our short visit, we toured (and photographed) three plantation houses—one privately owned and not available for public viewing—and half a dozen residences decorated in period style as well asa number of churches and museums. We'll be showing them all to you in future issues of Early American Life.

June Issue Bonuses

Our June issue had so much good stuff inside that ew couldn't fit it all, so we're posting a few extras online. These include: Bread Recipes particularly formulated for beehive ovens and historical accuracy, Mitchell Reiss's Williamsbug Initiatives, which outline his plans for the future of the museum, and a brief on Flag Etiquette prepared for (and courtesy of) the Architect of the Capitol, who probably flies more American flags than anyone in the world.


On December 31st John Moore wrote: Nancy Harbrecht did a terrific job in presenting the impressive reconstruction of the "Old Homestead."

I was very surprised to see that several casement windows had been installed. Is there any particular reason why the owners would put windows which I would consider to be a "No-No" in this beautiful old house?

News Archive:

    s Winterthur to Host 2015 Directory
    s Our Travels
    s Bonus Pretzel Recipe
    s New Taxes, Round Prices
    s Deadline Extended
    s Christmas Is Here