JUNE 2015


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The Cheese Stands Alone

Jim and Georgia Lee Littlefield rebuilt a derelict 18th-Century Cape Cod in Niantic, Connecticut, only to discover it once belonged to their family—and owed its very existence to one very hardy cheese. You can read the whole story in our June 2015 issue.

Join Us in Mooresville

You can meet Tess Rosch, publisher of Early American Life in Historic Mooresville, Alabama, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. She'll be visiting Mooresville Mercantile and invites you to stop by and say, "hello." While you're there, you can also sample the sweets at Lyla’s Little House, see antiques and art at Java.Mooresville, and visit Limestone Bay Trading Company.

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.

Winterthur to Host 2015 Directory

Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library will host the 2015 Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Handcraft artists whose work had been judged by our panel of experts to be of museum quality will be photographed among the exhibits at Winterthur. You can see the modern-day work of these talented artisans—best in America today—displayed among historic original antiques in the museum in our August 2015 issue.


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?

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    s Our Travels
    s Bonus Pretzel Recipe
    s New Taxes, Round Prices
    s Deadline Extended
    s Christmas Is Here
    s Mills to Visit