September 26 to October 1 in Round Top, Texas:
Original Round Top Antiques Fair—Fair features early Americana, Texas primitive, Continental furniture and more. At four locations-Big Red Barn, the Big Red Barn Tent, the Continental Tent, and Carmine Dance Hall. For more information: Original Round Top Antiques Fair, (512) 237-4747.
September 29 in Parkersburg, West Virginia:
Brunch with Margaret Blennerhassett—Event provides a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life the Blennerhassetts experienced while living on an island. Reservations required. For more information: Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, (304) 420-4800.
September 29 in Union, New Jersey:
History Happy Hour: Colonial Taverns & Antics—Event features what happy hour was like in Colonial times, hearing about the antics that would ensue in the 1700s. Reservations required. For more information: Liberty Hall Museum, (908) 527-0400.
September 29 to October 2 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri:
7th Ste. Genevieve History Conference—Conference features presentations on topics related to Ste. Genevieve history from the early Native American time period to the present day. At Dubourg Center. For more information: Historic District Ste. Genevieve, (573) 883-3290.
September 30 to October 2 in Archbold, Ohio:
Fiber Arts Fest—Fest features spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations, fiber exhibits, loom and spinning wheel displays, workshops and more. For more information: Sauder Village, (800) 590-9755.
September 30 to October 2 in St. Louis, Missouri:
Best of Missouri Market—Market features 120 crafters offering handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. For more information: Missouri Botanical Garden, (314) 577-5100.
October 1 to October 2 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska:
Living History Weekends—Event recreates the lives of the soldiers, artisans, and civilians that lived in and around the outpost. For more information: Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, (402) 468-5611.
October 1 in Lincoln, Massachusetts:
Battle Road Trail Walk—Guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail focusing on the events of April 19, 1775, landscape changes through time, and the American Revolution from the perspective of those who took part. Meet at the Minute Man Visitor Center. For more information: Minute Man National Historic Park, (973) 369-6993.
October 1 in Lebec, California:
Dragoon Era (1850s) Living History—Event features living history demonstrations of everyday life of the soldiers and civilian men, women and children at the mountain outpost. For more information: Fort Tejon State Historic Park, (661) 248-6692.
October 1 in St. Augustine, Florida:
Living History at Fort Matanzas—Living history event features cannon or musket firings and period re-enactors demonstrating how Spanish soldiers in the colonial days defended Fort Matanzas from attackers. For more information: Fort Matanzas, (904) 471-0116.
October 1 in Farmingdale, New Jersey:
Fall Craft Show and Art in the Park—Event show cases local artists as they sell and demonstrate their crafts including pottery, woodworking, textiles, and more. For more information: The Historic Village at Allaire, (732) 919-3500.
October 1 to October 2 in Litchfield, Illinois:
West Fork Encampment—Event features a historical reenactment of traditional military and frontier life from 1750-1820. At Lake Lou Yaeger — Picnic Area 4. For more information: West Fork Encampment, (217) 324-8147.
October 1 to October 2 in Montpelier Station, Virginia:
Fall Fiber Festival—Festival features workshops, animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music and more. For more information: James Madisons Montpelier
October 1 to October 2 in Charlestown, New Hampshire:
Return to No. 4: Revolutionary War Weekend—Event recreates the sights an sounds of the American War for Independence with mock battles, drills, demonstrations, sutler’s row and more. For more information: The Fort at No 4, (603) 826-5700.
October 1 to October 2 in Richmond, Kentucky:
Touched by the Fire — Blacksmith’s Weekend—Learn about the ancient craft of blacksmithing as it was in the 18th century. For more information: Fort Boonesborough State Park, (859) 527-3131.
October 1 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri:
Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music—Event features 1850’s music and dance, horse drawn buggy rides, hot-spiced cider, children’s games, period arts and crafts, and more. For more information: Missouri Town 1855, (816) 229-8980.
October 1 to October 2 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
American Indian Intertribal Powwow—Celebration features song and dance by members of American Indian tribes with storytelling and more. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (757) 253-4838.
October 1 in Quincy, Massachusetts:
A Revolutionary Family—Special tour shares the story of the Quincy’s family activities during the American Revolution. For more information: Quincy House, (617) 994-5930.
October 1 to October 2 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts:
Apple Days—Event features tours of the orchards, apple picking and tasting of heirloom apple varieties, interpreters cooking and preserving, cider-making, and the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation. For more information: Old Sturbridge Village, (800) 733-1830.
October 1 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Fears That Fortifed Charles Towne— Musket Demonstration—Event features a review of Charles Towne’s fortifications and defenses, culminating with a demonstration of 17th century small arms. For more information: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, (843) 852-4200.
October 1 to October 2 in Mumford, New York:
Fall Festival featuring the Agricultural Fair—Country fair features entertainment, exhibits, displays and more. For more information: Genesee Country Village & Museum, (585) 538-6822.
October 1 to October 2 in Roebuck, South Carolina:
FestiFall—Event features colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, battle re-enactments, live music, and more. For more information: Walnut Grove Plantation, (864) 576-6546.
October 1 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York:
FallFest and Fiber Arts Fair—Fair features fiber-arts demonstrations, displays, knit-in, music performances, apple pressing, fall crafts and more. For more information: The Adirondack Museum, (518) 352-7311.
October 1 in Piqua, Ohio:
Fall Celebration—Event features tours, activities and demonstrations at the home of John Johnston. For more information: Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, (937) 773-2522.
October 1 in Chestertown, Maryland:
Chestertown Historic House Tour—Tour features a selection of National Landmark Historic District homes. Reservations required. For more information: Historical Society of Kent County, (410) 778-3499.
October 2 in LaFox, Illinois:
Harvest Days—Event features demonstrations of farm and household skills, 19th century music, and more. For more information: Garfield Farm and Museum, (630) 584-8485.
October 2 in Hingham, Massachusetts:
92nd Annual Historic Homes Tours—Tour features 9 historic houses including farmhouse capes and Victorian beachside getaway cottages dating from the 1740s through the 1920s. The tour explores the early history of Hingham as a small working community of farmers, tradesmen and mariners to its brief life in the late 1800s as a resort community and home to Melville Garden. For more information: Hingham Historical Society, (781) 749-7721.
September 29 to January 8, 2017 in Kent, Ohio:
Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute—Exhibition compares scenic and costume designs of this opera which premiered in 1791. For more information: Kent State University Museum, (330) 672-3450.
Now through November 1, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia:
1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta—The world’s rarest postage stamp, the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta, will be on display on Level 2, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery of the National Postal Museum. For more information: National Postal Museum, (202) 633-1000.
Now through February 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia:
Measured Perfection: Hiram Powers’ ’Greek Slave’—Exhibition reveals the inner workings of the studio of Hiram Powers (1805—1873), who was among the most innovative sculptors of the nineteenth century. The display features an extensive collection acquired from Powers’ studio in Florence, Italy. For more information: Smithsonian American Art Museum, (202) 633-7970.
Now through September 4, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Color & Shape: 19th Century Theorems—Exhibition showcases favorite theorems from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection depicting a variety of theorem compositions and subjects, and also shows the period process which artists, school girls, and everyday men and women followed. At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through January 1, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut:
Miniature World in White Gold: Meissen Porcelain by Johann Joachim Kaendler—Exhibition explores the career of the innovative porcelain modeler and showcases a broad range of finely detailed porcelain figures created by Kaendler over his 44 years as a modeler at the Meissen Porcelain Factory in Germany. For more information: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, (860) 278-2670.
Now through February 12, 2017 in Deerfield, Massachusetts:
Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts—Exhibition explores the subject of flora and how it inspired the decorative arts. For more information: Historic Deerfield, (413) 775-7214.
Now through January 29, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence—Exhibit maps the American road to independence exploring the tumultuous events that led thirteen colonies to join to forge a new nation and features rare manuscript maps, printed maps and watercolors. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
Now through December 31 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:
Weathervanes—Exhibit features more than 40 examples of weathervanes showcasing the evolution of the art form. For more information: Landis Valley village & Farm Museum, (717) 569-0401.
Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia—Exhibit examines the influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas and features objects produced in the America including furniture, silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art—Exhibit features more than 50 art objects created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies including the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1472.
Now through October 31 in Winchester, Virginia:
Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia—Exhibit features more than 20 mixed-media assemblages inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s book Notes on the State of Virginia (1781). For more information: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, (888) 556-5799.
Now through October 1, 2017 in St. Augustine, Florida:
Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas—Exhibit features ancient artifacts, tools and life-size vessels, explaining how life and travel in the Americas has been affected by the historical use of the dugout. For more information: Government House Museum
Now through November 30 in Exeter, New Hampshire:
The Currency of Colonial America: the Struggle for Economic Independence—Exhibit explores the Colonies struggles for their own currency, the use of currency during the time of the American Revolution, and the difficulties the Congress and States had at creating a single currency for the new country. For more information: American Independence Museum, (603) 772-2622.
Now through January 6, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy—Special exhibit features highlights from the Museum’s natural history collections. For more information: The Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
Now through June 2, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Embroidery-The Language of Art—Exhibition looks at how the creation of embroidered objects fits into the changing definitions of art, craft, and design throughout the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through January 8, 2017 in Corning, New York:
Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka—Exhibition features more than 70 exquisitely detailed glass models of marine invertebrates made by the legendary father-and-son team. For more information: Corning Museum of Glass, (800) 732-6845.
Now through September 28 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Estate Tour—Event features visits to the former dairy and farm exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on a narrated tram tour led by a specially trained guide. Reservations recommended. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-4884.
Now through December 10 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America—Exhibit explores the importance of trade between American Indians and English colonists, from the founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, and the role of Virginia in the development of a new world of exchange in goods and commodities in North America. For more information: Jamestown Settlement, (888) 593-4682.
Now through October 30 in Saco, Maine:
Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum—Exhibit features a collection of objects obtained by the Museum and includes many artifacts with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. For more information: Saco Museum, (207) 283-3861.
Now through October 10 in Saunderstown, Rhode Island:
Jane: Heir to the Stuart Genius—Exhibit features original works of art by Jane Stuart, daughter of Gilbert Stuart. For more information: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, (401) 294-3001.
Now through November 6 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania:
Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag—Exhibit features thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts from the private collection of Kit Hinrichs. For more information: Mercer Museum, (215) 345-0210.
Now through October 24 in New York, New York:
Drawings and Prints: Selections from The Met Collection—Exhibit displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books from the Museum’s holdings of works on paper. Because of their sensitivity to light, these works cannot be on permanent exhibition-each installation remains on view for approximately 13 weeks. This rotation include a selection centered on the theme of the allegory of America, anchored by Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America. At The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690. For more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710.
Now through January 15, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina:
Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style—Exhibit looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. In the Historic Textiles Gallery. For more information: Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996.
Now through January 8, 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut:
Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650—1830—Exhibition presents Rhode Island furniture from the colonial and early Federal periods, drawing together more than 120 exceptional objects from museums, historical societies, and private collections, the show highlights major aesthetic innovations developed in the region. For more information: The Yale University Art Gallery, (203) 432-0600.
Now through January 8, 2017 in New Bern, North Carolina:
Richard Dobbs Spaight: Legacy of a North Carolina Founding Father—Exhibit focuses on the first native-born Governor of North Carolina, his contributions to New Bern, the formation of the United States, and his legacy in serving the Revolutionary cause and during North Carolina’s early statehood. For more information: North Carolina History Center, (252) 639-3500.
Now through January 1, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House—Exhibit showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William Waln and his wife, Mary and includes new discoveries about the house and the team who created the furniture with Latrobe. For more information: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (215) 763-8100.
Now through October 22 in Reading, Pennsylvania:
Sylvia Eisenbise Lehman Exhibit—Exhibit features the work of Lehman, whose baskets feature a traditional weave structure with unexpected and nontraditional resolution. For more information: some things looming, (610) 373-7337.
Now through January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware:
Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives—Exhibit features the art of Fanny Palmer and Arthur Tait, two of the most prolific artists of Currier & Ives and explores how their collaboration with this iconic publisher of Christmas cards and Americana transformed how Americans made and viewed art. For more information: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, (800) 448-3883.
Now through December 31 in Cooperstown, New York:
The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America—Exhibit focuses on samplers, pictorial rugs, painted and embroidered landscapes, memorial scenes, maps, and still-lifes the students were taught and explores the history of private female education in the United States and the key role of women educators in the growth of this country’s educational system. For more information: Fenimore Art Museum, (607) 547-1400.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
s October 4 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Lafayette: Symbol of Franco-American Friendship
s October 5 in Louisville, Kentucky: 1816: The Year Without A Summer
s October 6 to October 9 in Wilmington, Delaware: Clocks at Winterthur
s October 6 in Gaffney, South Carolina: The Night before Kings Mountain
s October 6 in Newport, Rhode Island: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830
s October 7 to October 9 in Marion, Indiana: Mississinewa 1812
s October 7 to October 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craft Fair
s October 7 to October 9 in Clinton, Tennessee: Tennessee Fall Homecoming
s October 7 to October 9 in St. Charles, Illinois: Autumn On The Fox Art and Craft Show
s October 7 to October 8 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
s October 7 to October 9 in Altoona, Pennsylvania: 18th Century Marketfaire
s October 7 to October 8 in Tacoma, Washington: Candlelight Tour
s October 7 to October 9 in Sleepy Hollow, New York: Horseman’s Hollow
s October 7 to October 9 in Waterford, Virginia: Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit
s October 7 to October 8 in Mackinaw City, Michigan: Fort Fright
s October 7 to October 8 in Waukesha, Wisconsin: 65th Fall Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Show & Sale
s October 7 to October 9 in Ewing, Virginia: Martin’s Station Fall Encampment
s October 8 to October 9 in Manchester, New Hampshire: Antiques at Rhinebeck
s October 8 to October 9 in Rhinebeck, New York: Antiques at Rhinebeck
s October 8 to October 9 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Historic Deerfield Antiques Show
s October 8 in LaFox, Illinois: Blacksmithing 101 & 201
s October 8 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: NH Fall Festival
s October 8 to October 9 in Kings Mountain, South Carolina: Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Encampment
s October 8 in New Gloucester, Maine: Harvest Festival
s October 8 in Charles City, Virginia: Haunting Tales & Tours
s October 8 to October 9 in Varnell, Georgia: Prater’s Mill Country Fair
s October 8 to October 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Harvest Days
s October 8 to October 9 in Millersburg, Ohio: Holmes County Antique Festival
s October 9 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Living History Theater
s October 9 in Austerlitz, New York: Autumn in Austerlitz Festival
s October 9 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania: Day of Music
s October 13 in Newport, Rhode Island: And One for the Pot, Tea & Treason: A Living History Talk
s October 14 to October 15 in Wilmington, Delaware: Embroidery-The Language of Art
s October 14 to October 15 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Haunted Hayrides and Haunted Village
s October 14 to October 16 in High Springs, Florida: Alligator Warrior Festival
s October 14 to October 16 in Sleepy Hollow, New York: Horseman’s Hollow
s October 14 to October 15 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Mansion by Candlelight
s October 14 to October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee: 13th Annual Tennessee History Festival
s October 14 to October 15 in Mumford, New York: Spirits of the Past — Theatrical Tours
s October 15 to October 16 in North Augusta, South Carolina: Colonial Times-A Day to Remember
s October 15 in Youngstown, New York: The Haunted Fortress
s October 15 in Wilmington, Ohio: Ohio Country Antique Show
s October 15 to October 16 in Goshen, Indiana: Gathering at Five Medals
s October 15 to October 16 in McLean, Virginia: 18th Century Colonial Market Fair
s October 15 to October 16 in Syracuse, New York: Salt City Autumn Antiques Show
s October 15 to October 16 in St. Charles, Illinois: Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show
s October 15 to October 16 in Yorktown, Virginia: Yorktown Victory Celebration & New Museum Preview
s October 15 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Apple Tasting
s October 15 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Archaeology Open House
s October 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Harvest Day
s October 15 in Darien, Georgia: Spanish Missions of the Georgia Coast
s October 15 in Winchester, Tennessee: Heritage Day Festival
s October 15 to October 16 in Vonore, Tennessee: 18th Century Trade Faire
s October 15 to October 16 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Workshop Weekend: Food For Thought
s October 15 in Enfield, New Hampshire: Cider: One Sip at a Time
s October 15 in Enfield, New Hampshire: Shaker Harvest Dinner
s October 15 in McConnells, South Carolina: Spirits & Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight
s October 15 in Charles City, Virginia: Haunting Tales & Tours
s October 15 to October 16 in Howes Cave, New York: A Legacy of Excellence
s October 15 to October 16 in Frederick, Maryland: Oktoberfest
s October 15 to October 16 in Marthasville, Missouri: Deutsch Country Days
s October 15 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Archaeology Day in Deerfield
s October 20 in Salem, Massachusetts: Gedney Glows
s October 20 to October 22 in Mumford, New York: Spirits of the Past — Theatrical Tours
s October 20 in Washington, District of Columbia: The Heart of the Declaration
s October 21 in North Augusta, South Carolina: Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner
s October 21 to October 22 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: Haunted Hayrides and Haunted Village
s October 21 to October 23 in Sleepy Hollow, New York: Horseman’s Hollow
s October 21 to October 22 in Newbury, Massachusetts: Tales and Ales
s October 21 to October 22 in Union, New Jersey: Revolutionary Woods: Six Terrifying Tales from the American Revolution
s October 21 to October 22 in Chestertown, Maryland: Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown
s October 22 in North Augusta, South Carolina: All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show
s October 22 to October 23 in Springfield, Missouri: Antique Festival of the Ozarks
s October 22 to October 23 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Fall Harvest Family Days
s October 22 in Youngstown, New York: The Haunted Fortress
s October 22 to October 23 in Big Pool, Maryland: A Pleasant Diversion
s October 22 in Sibley, Missouri: Annual Fall Muster
s October 22 in Haverhill, Massachusetts: Introduction to Decorative Arts
s October 22 to October 23 in Morristown, New Jersey: Fall 18th Living History Weekend
s October 22 in Gaffney, South Carolina: Living History Day
s October 22 in Ninety Six, South Carolina: Autumn Candlelight Tour
s October 22 in Canterbury, New Hampshire: Ghost Encounters
s October 22 in Media, Pennsylvania: Lantern Ghost Tours
s October 22 in Charles City, Virginia: Haunting Tales & Tours
s October 22 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania: An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way
s October 22 in Noblesville, Indiana: A Simpler Thyme
s October 22 in Exeter, New Hampshire: Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery
s October 22 to October 23 in Mason Neck, Virginia: Hearth Cooking Class
s October 22 in Ferrum, Virginia: Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
s October 23 in Chillicothe, Ohio: Halloween Storytime: Tall Tales, Myths & Legends
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s October 6 to October 21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Sleepy Hollow: The Legend Comes to Rock Ford
s October 6 to January 8, 2017 in New York, New York: Fragonard DrawingTriumphant
s October 8 to January 8, 2017 in Salem, Massachusetts: Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention