EYE ON ANTIQUES: HOLIDAY CANDY CONTAINERS
Penny paper boxes and papier-mâché figures that once held Christmas treats
now are prized collectibles.
LOVE OF THE LAND
Charlotte Geer considered three centuries of family history and hardship when
she restored a 1779 tavern on Geer land in Connecticut.
FINISHED. FOR NOW.
Patricia Thibeault-Ram and Richard Ram found happiness in taking their new
19th-Century Massachusetts house another two centuries back in time.
THE PIRATES' PENANCE
The College of William and Mary in Virginia had its unlikely beginnings in the
17th-Century adventures of pirates who couldn’t sail.
John Fitzhugh Millar
LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: A SLIDE ON THE ICE
An anonymous Finn discovered the fastest of fleet-footed transportation, but
it took a New Yorker to make ice skating into the Olympic sport we now enjoy.
INSPIRED BY THE CLASSICS
The 1799 Asa Stebbins House at Historic Deerfield is filled with prime examples
of regionally made neoclassical furniture.
SIDE BY SIDE: TIN COOKIE CUTTERS
Colonists bent and soldered tin into various shapes for cutting out cookies.
Some of today’s heritage tinsmiths keep that tradition alive.
in every issue
FROM THE EDITOR
On Frozen Pond
Your Home for the Holidays
ON THE COVER
In the great room of Charlotte
Geer’s Connecticut home, an 18th-Century
embroidered man’s wallet rests on a painted
tavern table. Photograph by J. David Bohl.