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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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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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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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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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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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A Glimpse of Social Life at Craftsman Farms

During the six years they lived at Craftsman Farms, the Stickley family hosted weddings, dances, parties and other occasions with many guests; the girls’ threw lively dances often inviting friends from out of town, Stickley’s daughters had their weddings on … Continue reading

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It’s Electric!

At this year’s Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference, the Stickley Museum introduced the 5th installment in our “Mr. Stickley” exhibition series: “Mr. Stickley’s Lighting.” The series continues to examine different aspects of Gustav Stickley’s career, and this year’s … Continue reading

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Can you Spot the Differences?

An object on loan to us may spend months or even years on view.  But eventually all good things must come to an end.  These objects in time may leave the museum and return to their owners where they will … Continue reading

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