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August 2011 Source Guide
George the Third’s Nose
To survive the first settlers had to quickly master hunting game with a rifle. Within a few generations, competitions and exhibitions turned this survival skill into sport.
Eye on Antiques: Stars and Stripes
Everywhere now, the American flag rarely waved anywhere except above battles, ships, and government buildings before the late 1800s. Pre-Civil War flags remain scarce but are prized (and expensive) collectibles.
Quiche for a Kitchen
Inspired by the Fitch House at Old Sturbridge Village, the Dudeks built their version of a gambrel saltbox in Maine around a spacious kitchen and finely crafted traditional-style furnishings.
Deborah Dodd, descended in the family of frontiersman Daniel Boone, returned to her roots restoring an 18th-Century Kentucky log cabin.
Blending Old and New
Historic Hudson Valley revamped its interpretation of Philipsburg Manor to explore the themes of commerce and northern slavery. Period-appropriate reproductions help tell the story.
The garden Karen Trout designed to complement her reproduction saltbox home blossoms with old-fashioned plants and memories of family and friends.
Where Heaven Touched Kentucky
Western Shaker communities built heaven on earth in the Kentucky bluegrass, where agriculture and industry sustained them through the late 19th Century. Today Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill celebrates its 50th year as a museum and resort.