A natural for imitative play, the rocking horse has delighted children for millennia.
Now surviving examples do the same for collectors.
Unable to fi nd an old house that met his requirements, John Hoyt designed and
built a Georgian home on land in central Pennsylvania.
Ed Oestreich found a non-descript two-room Cape in Maine and fi lled it with
what would have been a working man’s furnishings in the late 18th Century.
Before weddings became big business, a young man and woman simply dressed in their
Sunday best and exchanged vows before family and friends. But there was dancing.
The Epiphany barely merits a nod today, but our ancestors reveled in the last day of
the Christmas season. We share recipes for some of their favorite indulgences.
Colonial Williamsburg's newest structure, built on the foundation of the 18th-Century original, gives visitors a taste of coffee, chocolate, and sometimes revolution.
George Washington’s desperate Christmas crossing of the Delaware River took the Hessian troops by surprise. His small victory secured his reputation and helped legitimize the fledgling United States.
Decorative painting using layers of stencils became all the rage among girls’ schools in the early 1800s. Many of today’s traditional artists are reviving the art.
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.