Once the earliest colonists learned how to keep the wolf from the door, they looked to the Motherland for fashion—including the latest shoe styles.
Set your table in perfect period style for the holidays with these tips on dishes and décor from Winterthur Museum and Van Cortlandt Manor.
When a health crisis threatened the work and lifestyle of Paul and Vesta Urband, they found the bright side of disaster in their long-awaited dream of owning and restoring an old house in Vermont.
Mollie Burton worked her way down the East Coast looking for her seventh house to restore. She landed in a Connecticut Cape.
A fi re on the Yuletide is for more than warmth. For pagans and Christians alike it meant celebration, good spirits (mostly to drink), and time off for everyone.
Our frugal ancestors would have saved every scrap of expensive wallpaper for other uses. We show you how to turn reproduction period papers into holiday ornaments.
Decorate your door or tabletop with a holiday wreath made from boughs, cones, and pods from around your home and neighborhood. We show you how.
Board games entertained Asian princes and Egyptian pharaohs long before making their way west. We compare modern handmade game boards in traditional style along with their makers.
Early settlements from Maine to Florida lay claim to the fi rst Thanksgiving. We sort through them to find the true meaning of the season.
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