August 31 in Ticonderoga, New York:
Pavilion Promenade—Guided tour of Ticonderoga’s 19th- and 20th-century history inside the Pavilion, currently closed to the general public, and learn about the men and women who saved Ticonderoga from destruction and made their home on the Shores of Lake Champlain. Advanced reservations recommended. For more information: Fort Ticonderoga, (518) 585-2821.
September 1 in Louisville, Kentucky:
Hearth Cooking: An Expanded, Hands on Historic Experience—Event features the food and cooking of 200 years ago beyond the gates in Locust Grove’s outbuildings. Reservations required. For more information: Locust Grove, (502) 897-9845.
September 3 to September 4 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.
September 3 to September 4 in Howes Cave, New York:
35th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival—Event features an all Iroquois Art Market, performances of traditional Iroquois social dances, The Akwesasne Women Singers, storytelling and more. For more information: Iroquois Indian Museum, (518) 296-8949.
September 3 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.
September 3 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.
September 3 in St Augustine, Florida:
Militia Muster and Training at Fort Mose—Event features 18th century firing drills and weapons demonstrations. For more information: Fort Mose, (904) 823-2232.
September 3 to September 4 in Springfield, Ohio:
The Fair at New Boston—Living history event features battle re-enactments, period entertainment, New Boston Market with artisan demonstrations and more. At George Rogers Clark Park. For more information: The Fair at New Boston, (937) 882-9216.
September 3 to September 4 in Youngstown, New York:
War of 1812 Encampment—Re-enactment of the surprise British attack on Fort Niagara that took place on December 19, 1813. Event includes tactical and weapons demonstrations from the War of 1812 and a Saturday night battle. For more information: Old Fort Niagara, (716) 745-7611.
September 3 in Mount Vernon, Virginia:
Tea with Lady Washington—Event features a fireside tea with Mrs. Washington sharing memories of her and the General’s life as a young married couple, during the Revolutionary War. For more information: Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000.
September 3 to September 4 in Manheim, Pennsylvania:
Heart of Lancaster Art and Craft Show—Show features 200 juried artist and craft persons sharing their wares and includes demonstrations. At Root’s Market. For more information: Heart of Lancaster Art and Craft Show, (717) 898-6297.
September 3 to September 4 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania:
Living History Weekend—Event features activities and demonstrations including 18th century cooking, musket firing and more. For more information: Fort Ligonier, (724) 238-9701.
September 3 to September 5 in Sleepy Hollow, New York:
CORNucopia—Festival features corn-related activities including corn shucking races, corn husk doll making, cooking demonstrations, English country dancing in the barn and more. For more information: Philipsburg Manor, (914) 631-8200.
September 3 to September 5 in Savannah, Georgia:
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony—Event features craft demonstrations from the 18th century including woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games and more. For more information: Wormsloe Historic Site, (912) 353-3023.
September 3 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.
September 3 in New Bern, North Carolina:
Stanly-Spaight Duel—Reenactment of the fateful day in 1802, when a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern.. Event includes a special performance by Tryon Palace’s Fife and Drum Corps. For more information: Tryon Palace, (252) 639-3500.
September 3 to 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 September 5 in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Birds, Bugs and Plants-Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century—The exhibition examines how the study of nature shifted from pure science to aesthetic art form between 1590 and 1818. Featuring more than 70 objects in a wide range of illustration, the majority of which will focus on the 18th century, the exhibition will explore how interest in natural history on both sides of the Atlantic grew during the period. In the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. For more information: Colonial Williamsburg, (757) 220-7724.
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 September 18 in Concord, Massachusetts:
N. C. Wyeth’s Men of Concord—Exhibition includes charcoal drawings, watercolors, and additional artwork related to the series, including sketches created by Andrew Wyeth as illustrations for the book Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. In the Wallace Kane Gallery For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.
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 September 25 in Concord, Massachusetts:
Women of Concord—Exhibition uses objects in its collection to tell the stories of some of the town’s famous and not-so-famous female citizens. For more information: Concord Museum, (978) 369-9763.
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.
|LATER THIS MONTH|
s September 5 in Darien, Georgia: Labor Day at Fort King George
s September 5 in Midway, Georgia: Labor Day Commemoration
s September 5 in Mumford, New York: Hop Harvest Festival
s September 6 to September 11 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Brimfield Antique Show
s September 6 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Dealers Choice Antique Show
s September 6 to September 11 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Midway Antiques Show
s September 7 to September 11 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: New England Motel & Antiques Market
s September 8 to September 10 in Brimfield, Massachusetts: Mays Antique Market
s September 9 to September 10 in Danville, Indiana: 13th Annual Woolkeepers Hook-In
s September 9 to September 10 in Clinton, Tennessee: Days of the Pioneer Show
s September 9 to September 11 in Council Bluffs, Iowa: River City Antique Festival
s September 9 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Gentleman Distiller: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner
s September 9 in Sudbury, Massachusetts: Colonial Cider Festival
s September 9 to September 11 in Charlottesville, Virginia: Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
s September 9 to September 11 in Geigertown, Pennsylvania: The Hay Creek Festival
s September 9 in Lebanon, Ohio: Lantern Light Cemetery Tour at Lebanon Cemetery
s September 10 in Lees Summit, Missouri: Old Summit Country Antique Show
s September 10 to September 11 in Wheaton, Illinois: Revolutionary War Reenactment
s September 10 to September 11 in Warren, Pennsylvania: Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival
s September 10 to September 11 in Decatur, Illinois: Prairie Celebration
s September 10 in East Berlin, Pennsylvania: 42nd Colonial Day
s September 10 in Holly, Michigan: Early Homestead Show
s September 10 in Danville, Illinois: Antiques in the Park Country Show
s September 10 to September 11 in Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Antique Festival
s September 10 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Tea with Lady Washington
s September 10 in Big Pool, Maryland: One Fort: Three Wars
s September 10 to September 11 in Sudbury, Massachusetts: Craft Fair
s September 10 to September 11 in New Milford, Pennsylvania: Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
s September 10 to September 11 in Mackinaw City, Michigan: King’s 8th Regiment Encampment
s September 10 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland: Indian Discovery Day
s September 10 to September 11 in Edgewater, Maryland: Living History Weekend: Crewe of the Archangel
s September 10 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Jackson Hill Cider Day
s September 10 to September 11 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Craft-Beers + Trades
s September 10 in Gaffney, South Carolina: Living History Day
s September 10 in Charleston, South Carolina: From Seeds to Shillings: Growing Wealth at Charles Towne
s September 10 in McConnells, South Carolina: By the Sweat of Our Brows
s September 10 to September 11 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York: 29th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair
s September 11 in Morrisville, Pennsylvania: Living History Theater
s September 11 in Lincoln, Massachusetts: Colonial Music
s September 13 in Waltham, Massachusetts: The Mill Girls of Lowell
s September 14 in Lincoln, Rhode Island: No Braver Men: The Story of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment During the Revolutionary War
s September 16 in Wiscasset, Maine: Fashions of Their Times
s September 16 in Trenton, New Jersey: Tavern Night
s September 17 to September 18 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Historic Craft Classes
s September 17 to September 18 in Scarborough, Maine: Maine Crafts Guild — Scarborough Show
s September 17 in Parkersburg, West Virginia: Brunch with Margaret Blennerhassett
s September 17 to September 18 in West Dundee, Illinois: Heritage Fest Art and Craft Show
s September 17 to September 18 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Old Deerfield Craft Fair
s September 17 to September 18 in Ticonderoga, New York: Brown’s Raid Weekend Living History Event
s September 17 to September 18 in Mount Vernon, Virginia: Colonial Market & Fair
s September 17 to September 18 in Bedford, Pennsylvania: Napoleonic Grande Tactique
s September 17 in Limestone, Tennessee: Native American Heritage Festival
s September 17 in Canterbury, New Hampshire: Canterbury Artisan Festival
s September 17 in Mumford, New York: Oktoberfest: German Heritage Day
s September 17 in Union, New Jersey: Presidential Luncheon
s September 17 to September 18 in Blue Mountain Lake, New York: Antiques Show and Sale
s September 17 to September 18 in Asheville, North Carolina: Heritage Weekend.
s September 17 to September 18 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show
s September 17 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Foods of the Fall Harvest
s September 19 to September 20 in West Dundee, Illinois: Antique and Collectables Show
s September 22 in Forest, Virginia: Mr. Jefferson’s Salon SeriesóReligious Freedom: Now and in Jefferson’s Time
s September 23 to September 24 in Liberty, North Carolina: Liberty Antiques Festival
s September 23 to September 25 in St. Charles, Illinois: Country Folk Art Festival
s September 23 in Mooresville, Alabama: Wool Applique Folk Art Workshop
s September 23 to September 25 in Ticonderoga, New York: Seminar on the American Revolution
s September 24 to September 25 in Georgetown, Illinois: Revolutionary War Re-enactment
s September 24 to September 25 in Bishop Hill, Illinois: Jordbruksdagarna
s September 24 in Chelsea, Michigan: Ghoultide Gathering
s September 24 in Farmingdale, New Jersey: 19th Century Fall Harvest Festival
s September 24 to September 25 in Richmond, Kentucky: The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough
s September 24 to September 25 in Conestoga, Pennsylvania: Annual Fall Fest
s September 24 in Sudbury, Massachusetts: Annual Colonial Faire
s September 24 in Malvern, Pennsylvania: Paoli Battlefield Heritage Day
s September 24 in Sibley, Missouri: Grand Festival of Chez les Canses
s September 24 in Lincoln, Rhode Island: Great Road Open House
s September 24 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland: Militia Muster
s September 24 to September 25 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Apple Days
s September 24 in Richmond, Virginia: Happy Birthday John Marshall
s September 24 in Tamworth Village, New Hampshire: Harvest Festival
s September 24 in Gaffney, South Carolina: Living History Day
s September 24 in Elizabethton, Tennessee: Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration
s September 24 in Enfield, New Hampshire: Shaker Harvest Festival
s September 24 in McConnells, South Carolina: Piedmont Pottery Festival
s September 24 in Media, Pennsylvania: Fall Flax and Textile Day
s September 24 in New Holland, Pennsylvania: A Fall Gathering of Friends
s September 24 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Harvest Day for Families
s September 24 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Foods of the Fall Harvest
s September 24 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Historic Trade Demonstration: White Pine and Ash Bark Basket Making
s September 24 in Deerfield, Massachusetts: Historic Trade Demonstration: Redware Pottery
s September 25 in Louisville, Kentucky: Fall Antiques Market
s September 25 in Altoona, Pennsylvania: 18th Century Dinner
s September 25 in Jamestown, Rhode Island: Medicinal Vinegars
s September 25 in Austin, Texas: Historic Pysanky Class
|EXHIBITIONS OPENING THIS MONTH|
s September 12 to September 23 in Wilmington, Delaware: Winterthur Institute
s September 17 to January 8, 2017 in Wilmington, Delaware: Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives
s September 24 to December 31 in Cooperstown, New York: The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America