DECEMBER 9, 2023

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Trick or Treat

Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties followed European immigrants across the Atlantic. Once here, a cauldron of such superstitions coalesced into America’s second most popular holiday (not to mention a big money-maker for Hollywood.) Today collectors treasure vintage candy containers and decorations designed to celebrate Hallowe’en. Stuart Schneider offers a guide to these collectibles in our October 2023 issue.

Coming up in our December issue

We visit New England in our December 2023 issue to take a unique double-look at the restoration and preservation of a historic 18th Century home. The project begins with the 1721 Lucas-Johnston House in Newport, Rhode Island. Scholar/owner Nicholas Scheetz restored it so meticulously—dare we say perfectly?—that the city presented its first-ever Doris Duke Preservation Award to him in 2007. Time, alas, does not stop and even perfection fades. To preserve the work of her late husband—Scheetz—Diana Pearson partnered with Historic New England to obtain a preservation easement that protects the house inside and out. Editor Jeanmarie Andrews details both the restoration and preservation.  [MORE]

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