Tag Archives: Craftsman Farms

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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Installing “Styling an American Family” and Bringing Fashion to Craftsman Farms

Fashions for the “Styling an American Family” exhibition have arrived at Craftsman Farms!  Wednesday afternoon all the mannequins, fashions, props, and accessories for “Styling an American Family” arrived via one 27-ft truck direct from Syracuse.  This special delivery marked the … Continue reading

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New Exhibition of 1910s Fashions Opens September 8th!

The Museum has been buzzing with activity lately, getting ready for the opening of our fall exhibition, “Styling an American Family: The 1910s at Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms.” With the exhibition opening in a little over two weeks, the staff … Continue reading

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The Art of Nature: Catching up with Sharon Pitts

Our 2012 Artist-in-Residence, Sharon Pitts has been busy all week doing “a lot of painting and a lot of looking.”  While she admits she was never a morning person, Sharon confided in me that she finds herself up early each … Continue reading

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Driving Mr. Stickley

It’s always an exciting day when the museum receives something new for the collection.  Most recently, Charles Nitchie (great-grandson of Gus) and his wife, Mary Ann, donated five Stickley-period dusters, or motoring jackets.  Although these dusters did not personally belong … Continue reading

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Free Admission for Military Personnel and their Families All Summer

The Stickley Museum is proud to once again join with other museums across the country in honoring our nation’s service men and women. Along with the other 1,800 Blue Star Museums we are offering free admission to active military personnel … Continue reading

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Pat Bartinique joins us for a lecture and book signing

Arts and Crafts enthusiasts will not want to miss this chance to discover some of the lesser known details of the company that would become Chicago’s foremost retailer of Arts and Crafts furniture.  The Tobey Furniture Company, which briefly marketed … Continue reading

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Join our “Family” of Volunteers!

Volunteers play a truly vital role in the daily operations of the Stickley Museum.  They provide tours for visitors, service to customers in the museum’s shop, assistance in the administrative office, and help with special events and children’s programs, like … Continue reading

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