"Millinerís models" is a misnomeródolls with papier-m‚chť faces and fancy clothing never served for fashion display, only toys for children.
A new book from Colonial Williamsburg traces the colonistsí fondness for German and English stoneware and their earliest attempts to produce it here.
Pauline Streett bought a bat-infested stone house half-built into a Pennsylvania hillside and transformed it into a country retreat.
Fred and Mackey Dutton gave up a family home to restore a mid-1700s landmark on Marylandís Eastern Shore.
This once-busy Maryland seaport boasts one of the highest concentrations of pre-Revolutionary structures in the country.
When the colonists emerged from winter hibernation, they saw some of the same flowers that you can still see growing in the vastly changed countryside.
After spending the long winter in cramped, soot-fi lled homes, colonial housewives welcomed spring as a chance to scrub things clean.
Fighting battles all over again, re-enactors learned real-life lessons like going barefoot helps preserve expensive leather shoes on rainy, muddy days.
Building on the strength and simplicity of the Windsor chair, furniture makers created seating for couples óand more. Todayís makers offer similar styles.
Plimoth Plantationís efforts to reproduce a 17th-Century embroidered womanís waistcoat drew worldwide interest, helping to revive the craft and its materials and techniques.
American pioneers applied their ingenuity to clearing forests and planting gardens.
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