Lace-like jewelry fashioned from tiny pearls remained in vogue with American women
from the late 1700s through the 19th Century. Collectors can still find examples.
Not only did Bob and Susan Highfield save a 1739 Pennsylvania log house, they
earned a place in the family of the builder’s descendants.
More than shelter for exotic plants, colonial greenhouses built with columns and
porticos mimicked the architecture of America’s wealthiest estates.
America’s first elected black man served in the 17th-Century Maryland legislature,
a mixed-race sailor who worked his way up from slavery.
Skilled artisans chipped away flakes of wood to decorate everything from cathedrals to Bible boxes. Today’s makers continue the folk art tradition.
The entry deadline for the 2023 Directory of
Traditional American Crafts has passed. We are now processing entries and submitting
them to our jurors. We will contract entrants after the jurors have made ther decisions.