Author Archives: Kristen

Save the Stone Piers!

In building Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley utilized local materials extensively, including the local fieldstone.  All gathered from the property, this fieldstone now makes up building foundations, chimneys, and fences, as well as a series of stone piers that lined the … Continue reading

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Stickley Style: Winter 1913

  As we approach the last weekend for the Styling an American Family exhibition at Craftsman Farms, we present one last installment of our virtual tour.  The exhibition continues on the second floor of the Log House where we will … Continue reading

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After the Dance, 1914

This weekend, as many of us will be attending or planning holiday parties, spending time with family and friends, and generally making merry, we’ll stop to take a look at the vignette in the Styling an American Family exhibition titled … Continue reading

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A Casual Evening at Home, Fall 1910

We continue our virtual tour of the Styling an American Family exhibition with a casual evening at home in the fall of 1910. At the north end of the living room, gathered around the hearth, are four young women involved … Continue reading

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Visiting and Receiving (Late Summer, 1911-12)

Part 2 of our virtual tour of the Styling an American Family Exhibition takes a look at the fashions and customs associated with visiting and receiving visitors in 1911 and 1912. Entering the Log House from the front porch brings … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Update

During this difficult time for so many on the east coast, we have a bit of good news.  The Log House is safe and weathered the recent storms remarkably well.  Prior to Sandy, we prepared the Log House for the … Continue reading

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A Formal Wedding at a Country Estate, Spring 1911.

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Styling an American Family exhibition in this series of blogs that will each address one of the nine vignettes that make up the exhibition.  The 1910s were a period of … Continue reading

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We’re Celebrating an American Style all Weekend!

To say this is a big weekend for the Stickley Museum, would be an understatement.  It’s our biggest weekend of the year and there are still plenty of opportunities to be a part of it! Saturday, we will be hosting … Continue reading

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Join us for Old-Fashioned Fun at Fall Family Day!

Mark your calenders! Tomorrow, Saturday September 22 is Fall Family Day! Celebrate fall harvest and the farming heritage of Craftsman Farms with good old-fashioned fun for the whole family! This annual festival, our biggest family program of the year, includes … Continue reading

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon: An Exhibition Opening

“Styling an American Family” opened on Saturday September 8 to thunderous approval.  Despite bad weather, the exhibition opening reception – which sold-out a week prior to the event – was attended by members and non-members from near and far.  A … Continue reading

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