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October 25 | Collectors' Forum at Old Sturbridge Village

Saturday, October 25, 9AM to 4PM, Old Sturbridge Village

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Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham

$90 per person $80 for OSV Members Please note: Lunch and morning coffee is included.

Skinner is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for the Bucket Town exhibition.

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Best Buckets and Boxes: My Lifelong Pursuit of Hingham and Shaker Craftsmanship

David Schorsch, a nationally renowned American antiques dealer and scholar, will speak about his many successes in unearthing masterpieces of early Hingham and Shaker craftsmanship.… Read More

Uncovering the History of Sleep at the Concord Museum

Guest blog post by the Concord Museum. Behind Closed Doors: Asleep in New England and Good Night, Sleep Tight: Art from Children’s Literature opens on Friday, October 10, 2014 and will be up through March 23, 2015 at the Concord Museum. 

Quilt. Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1837-38, cotton, muslin.Photograph by David Bohl

Sleep is universal. We need it to survive, and people spend approximately one third of their lives in bed.… Read More

New Exhibit: Pomp & Paint in Bucket Town

Guest post by Derin Bray, author and guest co-curator of Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham, Massachusetts, June 21st, 2014 to January 18th, 2015 at Old Sturbridge Village

Round Canteen, by Elijah Burr, Hingham, MA. Made for the Boston Independent Fusiliers, ca. 1822. Courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village

Every curator has a favorite object. For me, it’s an entire group. Of the 180 finely crafted toys and woodenware currently on view at Old Sturbridge Village, I have found myself especially drawn to a display of brightly painted canteens.… Read More

Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard

Nathan Lombard tall chest, on loan from Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

The Making of an Exhibit

Guest post by Christie Jackson, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, Old Sturbridge Village

The old proverb of “it takes a village to raise a child,” could easily be changed to: “it takes a Village to put on an exhibit.” On October 19, 2013, the exhibit Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard will open at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV).… Read More

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Exhibitions and Events

Skinner is proud to provide financial underwriting and in-kind support for exhibitions presented as part of this landmark project.

Timepiece; Daniel Munroe (1775-1859); Case attributed to William Munroe (1778-1861); about 1800; Concord, Massachusetts; Anonymous Gift; Concord Museum. Photograph by David Bohl.

Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture unites eleven institutions in an unprecedented collaboration highlighting Massachusetts furniture making, from the 1600s to the present day, through a series of craft demonstrations, workshops, symposia, lectures, and much more.… Read More

Skinner Provides Special Support for Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Exhibitions

BOSTON, Mass. – September 13, 2013Skinner, Inc. is proud to announce its sponsorship of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture. Through the sponsorship, Skinner is providing financial underwriting as well as in-kind support for the exhibitions presented by the participating institutions in the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project, including the Concord Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, Historic Deerfield, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Peabody Essex Museum.… Read More

How the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Collaboration Began

Guest post by Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Who doesn’t love furniture? It can be practical or frivolous, plain or posh, historic or contemporary, but ultimately it is so essential.  Furniture surrounds us. Without it, life would certainly be more of a struggle. Consider the challenges of writing this blog without a chair and a table.… Read More

Visit “By the Fireside” and Discover Rare Overmantel Paintings, Fireboards, and More

A new exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, “By the Fireside,” opens this weekend on September 10, 2011 to display a strong collection of overmantel paintings, fireboards, andirons, and more. For a look back in time at daily life around a 19th century hearth, read Part I of the interview. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the exhibit highlights.

Step Back in Time: Experience a 19th Century Parlor and Hearth

In most homes today, a big screen TV or entertainment system gets the place of honor in the center of a living room or family room. Two hundred years ago, things were different. The room was called a parlor, and burning at its center for most of the year in New England was the hearth.