Americana magazine

A magazine dedicated to the early days of America and collecting the items that made us unique.

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1976
September
Mohonk Mountain House, Early American Window Dressings, The Brigade of the American Revolution, Yankee Store Cheese, Strawberry Banke, Canning Jars, Kachina Dolls, The Whatsits Man, Hook's Historical Drug Store, Tractor Seats, Turley Forge, Braiding Onions
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1976
November
The Octagon House, Campaign Glass, The Old Tavern at Grafton, Vermont, Cranberries: The Most Colorful Harvest, Old-Time Christmas Tree Ornaments, Cornhusk Dolls, Collectibles From The Kitchen, Las Golondrinas: Ranch of the Swallows, Floorcloths, Squint Eye's Notebook
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1977
March
Gadsby's Tavern, Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art, Paper Mechanicals, The Taste of Maple, Spongeware, The Harpsichord Maker, One man's Collection: Tiffany Glass, Collecting Print Portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Historic New Harmony, Roses of the Past, Wooden and Wild: The Reluctant Woodcarver
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1977
May / June
Benefit Street: Providence's Restored "Mile of History", Collecting Corkscrews: An Uncommon Addiction, Wooden Boats: The Apprenticeshop at Bath, Maine, Shaker Herb Cookery: How to Enhance Simple Dishes, Gazebos: Garden Structures Victorian and Modern, Crosley Field: Its New kentucky Home, Building With Adobe: Architecture for the Southwest, Forums of the Past: The Decorative Arts, Rhododendrons: Mr. Dexter's Enduring Hybrids, Glass Made in Corning, How to Cook a Buffalo
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1977
July / August
The Fife and Drum Corps: Survival of an Ancient Art, Chesterwood: A Sculptor's Paradise, Rhode Island Jonnycakes: Traditional Favorites Made With Cornmeal, Wildflowers: No Longer So Endangered, Autographs of the Signers, Off The Trail in Arizona: The Cochise Hotel, One Man's Collections: Tip Trays, Vesterheim: The Norwegian American Museum, Ceiling Fans: Energy Savers Old and New, Early Road Signs
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1977
September / October
The State in Schuylkill: America's Oldest Club, 200 Years of American Architectural Drawing, Country Painting: The Old-Time Craft of Decorating Tinware, Cartes de Viste: Little Photos of the Civil War, A House Restored Molly Brown's Way, Gourds: Useful, Decorative but not Usually Edible, The Tunebridge World's Fair: Better Than Ever After a Century, One Man's Collection: Gas Stations, A Cow of a Different Breed
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1978
January / February
Clement Conger: Curator For a Nation, Ships in Bottles: How They Get There, Pecans: Delicious, Nutritious, Native, Bent's Old Fort: Rebuilt From the Ground Up, On Exhibit: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, Valentines: One Woman's Collection, New Old Sturbridge, Seed Packets: Mini Treasures of Gardening Tips, Chimney Sweeps: Roof-Top Posers in Traditional Dress
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1978
May / June
The Missions of Father Kino, Bedspreads From the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asparagus: Edible and Ornamental, New Paltz, New York: The Stone Houses of Huguenot Street, Flowers For the Fireplace, Amberina Glass, Charles Hamilton: Photographer, Brimfield: Bargains in a Hay Field, The Jumpingest Frogs
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1978
July / August
Old Paint: Surprising Colors from the Past, Baseball Cards: Collecting From the Diamond, Wallace Nutting: Honoring His Memory and His Art, At Home With a Thespian: Boothbay's Theater Museum, Bradbury Building: Monument in Downtown L.A., The Boom in Bottled Water, Branding Irons: History From Hot Irons, Lightship Baskets: Nantucket's Export to the World, The Return of the Singing Telegram
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1978
September / October
James Biddle and the National Trust, Ten Thousand Bass Plugs in a Small Apartment, Historic Harrisville: The Saving of a Mill Town, Skirts From Woven Coverlets, Steamboats: A Fine Way to Go, Winery On An Island, The Return of Mission Furniture, Isadore Smith: The Woman Behind the Whipple House Garden, The Sonoma Hotel: Restoring an Investment, The Sweet Sound of Sawing
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1979
January / February
Stained Glass: Capturing the Essence of Light, Molasses: A Delicacy with Punch, The Return of the Log House, The Fight to Save the Tucson Barrio, Marbled Paper: How It's Done and Why, One Man's Collection: Boxiana, Henry Sheldon's Country Museum, How Collectors Open Beer Cans
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1979
May / June
Eric Sloane: Eye on the Past, One Man's Collection: Duesenbergs, Marshall, Michigan: Blessed by Buildings, Arbors and Trellises, Glas From the Fair: 1893, L'Atre: French-Canadian Cuisine from a Stone Hearth, A Region's Photographic Historian, Last Page: Worst of the West
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1979
July / August
The Mainstay Inn: Victoriana at the Seashore, Americana Over There: The American Museum in Bath, England, Faces of Dreamland: California Movie Theaters, A Summer Feast: The Moosup Valley Clambake, Metal Ceilings: The Revival of Patterns Overhead, Tale of a Barn, Clap Pipes: Collection from a River Bank, Penland at 50: The Oldest Crafts School, Last Page: Moxiemobile
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1979
September / October
Edward Jones: Restoration Architect, Potato Chips: An Accidental Favorite, The Merry-Go-Round at Tilden Park, Hamill House: A Mining Camp Victorian, Steam Threshers: Collectibles From the Prairie, A Century of Light: 1879-1979, Commemorative Scarfs: A Trend That Martha Started, Last page: Houses on Wheels
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1979
November / December
Christmas with a Santaphile, Live-In=A-Landmark: Restoring Old Homes for Living, On Exhibit: Masterpieces from the National Archives, Scarlett Fever: Collecting Gone With The Wind, A Moravian Christmas: Warm Hospitality, Delectable Food, Jewelry by Loloma: Creations from a Hopi Mesa, Underground Gallery: Art from the Subway, 24-cent Invert Block: A Philatelic Treasure, Chester Greenwood: The Earmuff Man
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1980
January / February
Bennington Pottery (Art and Ingenuity from a Vermont Town.), American Beauties (The search for the Perfect Rose.), My House of Old Things (A Museum devoted to the Unusual.), Doughnuts (With Holes and Without.), San Francisco Victoriana (Specialists in restoration.), The Christian Decker Collection (Embroidery stamping blocks still in use.), A Better Fireplace (Count Rumford's design is finally catching on.), Play Ball (Chilkoot Charlie!)
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1980
March / April
Timberline Lodge (Showcase from the Depression), The Meaderses of Mossy Creek (A Dynasty of Folk Potters), The Tillou Collection (Folk Art from the Nation's Beginnings), John Wilkes Booth in Photographs, A New City of Joseph (Nauvoo Restored), One Man's Collection (Fiddles and Federal Music), Venetian Blinds (Old but rediscovered), Fannie Farmer's New Cookbook, Last Page (New Harmony'g new building)
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1980
May / June
Green River Rendezvous (A Pagent from the Fur-Trapping Days), Special Section: The Metropolitan's New American Wing Part I: From Idea to Reality, Part II: Treasures on Display, The Old American Wing: 1924-1974, Heirloom Beans (Preservation in the Garden), One Man's Collection (A house of cards), Last Page: A Big Ball of String
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1980
November / December
Columbia's Christmas Houses, Cookies From Carvings: In the Springerie Mold, Poinsettias By The Acre, Fashions of the Past: Displayed in a New Museum, Boar's Head and Yule Log: An ancient pagent preserved, Role Playing at Plimoth Plantation, Last Page: Clipper in the Front Yard
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1981
March / April
Travel - Museum in the Mountains (The Adirondack Museum offers a lively look at the time when these lovely lakes and mountains were the exclusive playground ot the very rich.), Sculpture - Brookgreen Gardens (Tucked away in a South Carolina sanctuary, the country's most comprehensive collection of American sculpture is about to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.), Americana Home - Fit for a President (Now restored and lived in, the President's House at William and Mary has benefited from the gifts of benefactors and the sometimes conflicting advice of Americana experts.), Horticulture - The Apples of Yesterday (A report on a movement to bring back the taste and texture of old apples. Plus a "how-to" section on grafting for the home gardener.), Restoration - Bishop Hill, Illinois (A village restored by the descendants of the hard-working Jansonites who founded it in the mid-nineteenth century.), One Man's Collection - Cigar Bands (Eight thousand prize specimens collected "by guests and by gosh".), Last Page - Biking on the Railroad (The story of the man who reinvented the railcycle.)
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1981
May / June
On Exhibit - The Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (For the first and perhaps the last time, a single major exhibit shows the many and varied facets of Tiffany's art and craft.), Photography - New England by the Howes Brothers (Limited in their locale, the Howesses brought a fine artistic eye to commercial photography of the 1880's. Their work is now the subject of a new book and exhibit.), Mycology - Mania for Mushrooms (Hunting wild mushrooms is a growing national pastime that combines pleasure of the palate with a soupcon of danger.), Americana Home - Mail-Order Mansion (The Jeremiah Nunan house in Jacksonville, Oregon, claims to be the only "prefab" listed on the National Register.), Vintage Automobiles - Racing with Model T Speedsters (Model T racers carry on a tradition of cross-country racing that began after the first Tin Lizzie appeared in 1908.), Crafts - Reverse Glass Painting (A one-time forgotten art that now has a loyal following of collectors and artists. Step0by-step photographs show how it is done.), One Man's Collection - Relics of Lincoln's Slaying (Collected by a physician who is an assassination expert and author of a new book on the murders of Lincoln and Kennedy.), Travel - Quebec City (In the "cradle of French civilization in Canada", an enclave of 17th-century buildings called Place Royale is the new featured attraction.)
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1982
May / June
Travel - Bed and Breakfast (A network of rooms for rent in private homes and small inns provides pleasant accommodations and a feeling of the past), On Exhibit - "New England Begins" (An important new exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts takes a fresh look at the seventeenth century and concludes that our forefathers lived more opulently than we have been led to believe), Collecting - Roll-o-Relics (In the field of roller skating, Chester Fried is unofficial historian, collector extraordinaire, and an amateur skater of some renown), Americana Homes - Conch Houses of Key West (Conch houses are eclectric in style, well suited to the tropics and now the height of fashion), Crafts - Basket Masterpieces (Laura Somersol is one of a few remaining makers of Pomo Indian baskets, considered by some to be among the world's most beautiful), Cooking - Chocolate Chip Cookies (In 1930, Ruth Wakefield conceived the Toll House cookie more or less by accident. Now it is a national obsession. Recipes include the traditional favorite and some interesting variations), Americana Report - On the Trail of Lewis and Clark (Every summer some Lewis and Clark devotees set out to see the West just as the explorers saw it and in the process have some adventures of their own), Art - Eye on the Old West (Charles Coshrand blends colors on a wet canvas to capture the West at its romantic best)
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1982
November / December
Crafts - Making a Better Bear (In step-by-step directions, bear maker Earl Krentzin shows how to make America's favorite - the teddy bear), Restoration - Built to Last (When Milton Graton restores a covered bridge, you can be sure that it will be around for another century or so.), Horticulture - A Sanctuary for Holly (The Ashumet Holly Reservation on Cape Cod harbors holly trees from American, England and the Orient. This is the season to see the berries in their full glory.), Cooking - Grandfather's Clear Candles (Using a collection of antique molds, Charles Regennas shares the secret of producing clear Christmas candles the old-fashioned way.), Travel - Yuletide at the Golden Lamb Inn (Christmas is the time for fine food and traditional decorations at Ohio's oldest hostelry.), Decorating - Ornament Collector's Homemade Christmas Tree (Using a 1910 photograph as his guide, Bill Trondle built his own Christmas tree to display his magnificent collection.), Antiques - Patterns in the Parlor (Kaleidoscopes have been dazzling us with their designs since 1814 and are now themselves objects of value.)
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1983
March / April
Photography - Town on a River (A history of Stillwater, Minnesota, is based on a collection of historic photographs.(, Travel - Virginia's Historic Gardens (For fifty years the Garden Club of Virginia has been conducting tours to benefit the gardens of the state.), On Exhibit - The American Cowboy (An exhibit at the Library of Congress traces the cowboy's rise to folk hero and shows how we have viewed him through the years.), Collecting - First Family of Collecting (In the process of getting what its members want, the Forbes family has compiled a collection unmatched in quality or style.), Art - Studio on the Frontier (The newly restored Elisabet Ney Museum recalls the famous sculptor's days in the wilds of Texas.), Americana Homes - Marmalade District )A new wave of urban pioneers are discovering the many pleasures of living in one of Salt Lake's oldest sections.), Nature - Lured by Wild Things (A convert to foraging shares her knowledge and her recipes.), Restoration - Russia in the U.S.A. (Fort Ross in California has been rebuilt and restoredto the way it was when the Russians had outposts there.)
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1983
May / June
Jurisprudence - History Before the Bar (In San Francisco, Mark Twain, Casey (at the bat), Emperor Norton and other historical personages all have their day in court.), On Exhibit - A Seafarer's Legacy (Naval hero of the War of 1812, Captain Isaac Hull was honored by a grateful nation. The gifts he received are now on display at the U.S.S. Constitution museum in Boston.), Travel - Nova Scotia: Land of History (A special Travel Advertising Section.), Preservation - Boom Town of the Past (The gold ran out more than a century ago, but South Pass City, Wyoming, managed to survive. Now it's here to stay.), Americana Home - Lincoln's Hildene (Robert Todd Lincoln, the President's successful eldest son, made his summer home here in Vermont. Now the house is a restored showplace and a lively civic center.), On The Firing Line - The World of Muzzleloaders (When the flintlock shooters and the cap-and-ball fellows get together, there's plenty of nose, smoke and talk.), Antiques - Southern and Country-Style (Dealer Billy Allen knows where to find the southern country pieces now so fashionable. Those he doesn't sell, he lives with.), Crafts - Builders of the Art-Deco Box (In creating his miniature boxes, Steve Madsen is really just turning his ideas into wood.)
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1983
July / August
Jazz - Preservation Hall (Tuba player Allan Jaffe has turned this New orleans establishment into a refuge for elderly musicians who still play the real sound.), Horticulture - Sonnenberg Abloom (After years of neglect, Sonnenberg Gardens in New York has once again become one of the country's premier Victorian Gardens.), Travel - Ghost Towns (They are located all over the West and can be visited with varying degrees of difficulty.), Craft - Marquetry Man (Furniture maker Ralph Henley "paints" his pieces inside and out with a dazzling array of inlays.), Preservation - Barn at Philipsburg Manor (After its old barn was lost in a fire, this restoration hired Richard Babcock to find and reassemble a new one in its place.), On Exhibit - A Century of Pressed Glass (This new exhibit at the Corning Museum displays a wide range of American pressed glass, including a variety of human error.), Books - Beard's Guide to Boyhood (Now in a repring, Daniel Beard's 100-year-old Handy Book was written to encourage boys in a life of carefree abandon.), Collecting - Art on Sacks (Once used to decorate paper bags, a collection of wood blocks is now used for art prints.)
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1983
November / December
On Exhibit - Plain and Simple (Nineteenth-century furniture that Georgia cabinetmakers made "in the neatest manner" for ordinary folk.), Travel - New Mexico's Little Lights of Christmas (All across the state, towns and cities celebrate Christmas Eve by the flickering light of luminarias.), Decorating - Images of Antiques (Colonial Williamsburg's Antiques Reproduction Program is fifty years old and still growing in breadth and popularity.), American Yuletide - Christmas at a Palace (Christmas as a Colonial govenor might have celebrated it is held each year at Tryon Palace, North Carolina's unique reconstruction.), Museums - Annals of Popular Song (The Songwriter's Hall of Fame documents the history of American melody, including the near-mystical Tin Pan Alley.), Restoration - Comeback of the Cyclorama (Because a conservator has figured out how to restore them, those immense canvases in the round are undergoing a revival of sorts.), Miniatures - Decking Out a Dollhouse (Every Christmas this showcase in Seattle is decorated for a holiday in miniature.)
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1984
January / February
On Exhibit - Vanishing Frontier (The record left by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer and German Prince Maximillian of their expedition into the wilderness in 1832.), Preservation - By Dint of the Drawing Pen (With his sketchbook, artist Robert Miles Parker has saved a number of buildings that less discerning eyes have overlooked.), Food - Cook, Collector and Historian (At his stove and with his books, the versatile William Woys Weaver is exploring the origins of Pennsylvania German cookery.), Collecting - Mansion of Happiness (The title of the country's earliest board game could also describe Lee Dennis's house-turned-board-game-museum.), Travel - The Four Corners (Where the ancient civilization of the Anasazi blends with the cultures of Native Americans living there today.), Iconography - The Many Faces of Abe (A new book and exhib it show us how Lincoln's public saw him.), Restorations - Requiem for a Tourist Trap (The Boot Hill Museum seeks to make changes that will document Dodge City's true role in the development of the West.), Collecting - Rose-Colored Postals (These colorful postcards, now highly collectible, showed their subjects as favorably as possible.)
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1984
March / April
On Exhibit - Floral Views (Artists with a strong interest in botany have been painting American Bowers since exploration began.), Good Food - The Smithfield Ham (A product of salt, pepper, smoke and "the good Lord's sunshine".), Crafts - Modern Pots, Ancient Ways (Traditional yet innovative, Al Qoyawayma receives his inspiration from his Hopi forefathers.), Restoration - Boss Man and the Big Plantation (Arlin Dease restored four ante-bellum homes and opened them to the public, thereby setting a trend for Louisiana's plantations.), Horticulture - Valley of Gardens (In the Delaware Valley, some of the many gardens are famous, others are jewels waiting to be discovered.), Museums - Legacy of Wood (Wharton Esherick's studio is now a museum filled with wood rendered into art.), Travel - Nova Scotia's Fortress of Louisbourg (A Special Travel Advertising Section.)
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1984
July / August
Museums - Wild about Appalachia (John Rice Irwin in Tennessee has turned his vast collection into an important museum of meuntain craft and life.), Restoration - Pueblo Deco (In Albuquerque, a Hollywood-inspired vision of the Indian West has been restored to its full theatrical grandeur.), Politics - He's Got The Button (An ordinary-looking Cox/Roosevelt is the capstone to Joe Jaccobs's amazing foray into the workd of Rooseveltiana.), Cooking - Shaker Kitchen Festival (Each year Hancock Shaker Village demonstrates traditional cooking and invites the World's people in.), Architecture - Building Small (To make their dollhouses look lived in, the Thomases do outrageous things no other builder would ever think of doing.), Art - Americans Abroad (Putting together an exhibit of American masterpieces was hard enough, opening it in Paris was an act of derring-do.), On Exhibit - Yesterday's Tomorrows (The Smithsonian looks at a future that never came to be.), Collecting - Bricks of History (Her collection includes bricks of every description, including one that pleads, "Don't spit on sidewalk".)
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1984
September / October
Preservation - Town on a Bay (Historic Edenton, North Carolina, celebrates its own rich history in words and photographs.), In The Days Ahead - Fetes for Bridges (Friends of covered bridges are organizing to preserve them and to celebrate them with festivals.), Collecting - Little Orphan Annieabilia (Mementoes of a waif whose popularity will never wane.), Crafts - On a Navaho Loom (Told at first to "just keep carding, " Noel Bennett went on to master the intricacies of Navaho weaving.), Decorating - Papering Walls the Victorian Way (The Victorian wallpaper firm that Bruce Bradbury began as a labor of love is today a thriving business.), Food - Popcorn (Despite the current boom in popularity, popcorn will always be more than just another fad.), Restoration - Guthrie's Revenge (This small Oklahoma town has never forgiven Oklahoma City for taking away the state capital. Now it is getting even by restoring its splendid collection of territorial buildings.), Furniture - Artistry in Horn (Nobody has ever been able to make horn furniture the way Wenzel Friedrich did.)
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1984
November / December
On Exhibit - Virginia's Proud Women (A new exhibit on Virginia women fills in the gaps left by the history books.), Food - Tamales for the Holidays (A cook in Albuquerque prepares New Mexico specialties that are just as traditional as the turkey and trimmings served elsewhere.), Crafts - Profiles on Paper (A mother-and-daughter team learned how to cut silhouettes that are compared to nineteenth-century masterpieces.), Collecting - Santa's Many Faces (From the dour early version to the "jolly old elf" of today, a professor of art collects all sorts of Saint Nicks.), Decorating - Flowers of Yule (Each Christmas forty rooms of Meadow Brook are transformed into showcases of Victorian floral art.), Sculpture - Graveyard Gothics (The Piedmont's one-of-a-kind gravestones have caused much speculation and puzzlement.), Customs - A Tribe's Many Thanksgivings (The Narragansett Indians have revived many tribal customs, including a series of colorful seasonal thanksgivings.), Books - Mewo Power (An illustrated book about cats in advertising.)
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1985
January / February
Crafts - Bringing Back Hedebo (The author's interest in early American needle techinques has produced an interresting new book - and career.), Restoration - Architect of Abode (If a historic adobe building is in need or repairs, Californian Gil Sanchez is the one likely to be called for the job.), Roundup - The New Vintners (Wineries are cropping up in unlikely - and historic - places.), Home Cooking - Bean Cuisine (Try Orff's Corner, Maine for one of the best baked bean suppers around. Plan to go early and eat fast.), Real Estate - How to Buy an Old Inn (Broker Bill Oates scares some clients away by telling them what the life of an innkeeper is really like.), Collecting - Merry-go-round City, U.S.A. (Carousel collectors Carol and Duane Perron have made Portland, Oregon, the city where the carousels are to be found.), On Exhibit - The New Wadsworth Atheneum (After a recent renovation, the famed Wallace Nutting Collection of early American furniture is at last all on view.), Books - Heart Art (A new book on folk art inspired by St. Valentine.)
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1985
March / April
Impersonation - Meet Ben Franklin (Because people still warm to Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Archbold has made a career out of playing this role.), On Exhibit - Raleigh and Roanoke (This quadricentennial exhibit focuses on the early settlements and plumbs the mystery of the Lost Colony.), Collecting - For Fluttering, Flirting and Collecting (Ellen Dennis's American fan collection includes a patriotic number that does everything except salute.), Craft - Making Baskets the Shaker Way (Martha Wetherbee first discovered the Shaker technique, then perfected, even expanded upon, the form.), Railroads - Bridge to Nowhere (The restoration of the Devil's Gate high bridge in Colorado brings back mining and railroad history.), Roundup - Sugaring-Off Time (The ritual of tapping trees for maply syrup is celebrated in a variety of maple-sugar festivals.), Restoration - Old Sturbridge's New Sawmill (The new 1820's sawmill has an authentic up-and-down saw that is necessary for cutting lumber true to the period.), Architecture - Buildings on File (America's antique buildings live on in the archives of the Historic American Buildings Survey.)
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1985
May / June
On Exhibit - Native Peoples (The new permanent exhibit at Phoenix's Heard Museum lets viewers experience other cultures while observing them.), Roundup - Steam Trains (There are still steam trains aplenty - for tourists and rail buffs.), Decorating - Artist on the Road (Like the itinerant artists of yesterday, Virginia McLaughlin will stop by to grain, marbelize, stencil or paint a wall.), Gardening - All for Wildflowers (A profile of Lady Bird Johnson's new center for the study of wildflowers.), Haute Couture - Something Borrowed (The Amherst (New York) Museum lends its collection of antique wedding gowns to brides wanting something old as well.), Restoration - Boom Town in the Klondike (Tourists have followed the miners to remote Skagway, Alaska.), Historical Drama - Historian on the Set (The author, Richard B. Trask, recounts the difficulties of transposing the seventeenth century to film.), Collecting - Mr. Decoy's Decoys (Jerry Hanson's masterpieces are mixed with a fair sampling of "clunkers and oddballs".)
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1985
September / October
On Exhibit - Ten Years of Collecting (Ima Hogg's legacy was to make sure that her collection continued to grow. Here's what was added at Bayou Bend after her death.), Collecting - High Wheeler of Old Bikes (Whether it's shaped like a boneshaker or pedaled like a penny-farthing, Robert Trepanier has at least one in his collection.), Portfolio - A Lady For the Ages (The Statue of Liberty as photographed by Michael George.), Restoration - On to 1986 (Restored, reinforced, patched and relit, Miss Liberty will emerge stronger than ever and just as beautiful.), Restaurants - Cooking with Cranberries (A restaurateur realized that visitors to the bogs wanted crannberry dishes and made them the focus of her menu.), Crafts - A Master of Brick (New Orleans's Theodore Pierre understands old stone, and that's what sets him above other masons in town.), Sculpture - Sentiment in Stone (The unusual collection of a tombstone photographer.), Travel - Hoof Beats of History (A museum traces the rise of the American horse from tiny eohippus to the mighty steeds of Calumet Farm.)
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1985
November / December
Roundup - Children's Museums (These institutions are urging their young visitors to "Please Touch" and bending other traditional rules in innovative ways.), On Exhibit - The DeWitt Wallace Gallery (The foundation of an early mental hospital was the starting point for Williamsburg's fascinating decorative-arts gallery.), Needlework - Folk Art from Fabric (Arlette Gosieski uses layers of material to create vignettes from the past.), American Yuletide - Christmas at Cape May (The innkeepers at this seaside resort have researched and produced a Victorian Christmas as festive as it is authentic.), Crafts - Back to the Pueblo (As a potter, Nancy Youngblood Cutler is an innovator, but she relies on clay and inspiration from her home at Santa Clara.), Photography - Trail into Timelessness (A photographer spent months depicting the Santa Fe Trail as it once was and as it felt to her today.), Museums - Preserving the Airways (Where highlights of the collection include reruns of I Love Lucy and other TV and radio classics.)
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1986
June
Roundup - Marine Museums (As they grow more numerous, maritime museums have also discovered new resouorces and reasons for being), On Exhibit - Shakers as Designers (A curator relates how she compiled an exhibition to show that Shakers were elegant designers as well as superb craftsman), Restoration - Timelessness at Old Bethpage (A photographer uses painterly techniques to capture the rhythm of life in another century), Museums - A Home For Old Computers (Where ENIAC, SAGE, Whirlwind and other relics of the computer age are enshrined for posterity), Food - Desert Picnic (Specialties from the Southwest that can be enjoyed in any picnic setting), Decorative Arts - City of Cast Iron (For residents, restorers and visitors, the cast iron of Richmond, Virginia offers a variety of delights and surprises), Philately - Lady Liberty on Stamps (As a philatelic subject, the Statue of Liberty is more popular abroad than she is at home), Collecting - Advertising Mirrors (A collection of advertisements that bear looking into)
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1986
August
On Exhibit - Galleries of Gismos (In hopes of rekindling the spirit of American inventiveness, two Smithsonian exhibits focus on old patent models.), Restoration - New Life for the Roycrofters (Craftsman at the restored Roycroft Campus carry on Elbert Hubbard's commitment to quality, integrity and fraternity.), Collecting - Great Shakes (A look at a well-seasoned collection.), Connoisseurship - Grande Dame of Decorative Arts (From classic Chipendale to Texas country furniture, Mrs. Faith Bybee has proved herself to be a collector with a first-rate-eye.), Crafts - Master of Five Strings (As the only American producing five-string fiddles, Peter White is a fiddle player's fiddle maker.), Summer Fare - Blackberries (Seasonal treats that can be turned into pies and other delicacies.), Anniversaries - Fair Harvard (On its 350th birthday, America's oldest university is shown in a series of unusual engravings.)
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1986
October
On Exhibit - Young America (In introducing a new display of historical folk art, the doyenne of collectors recalls when such pieces werre plentiful and cheap.), Crafts - Cast-Iron Artisan (Edmund Wittkamp's mastery of his craft is reflected in cast-iron restorations of all shapes and sizes across the country.), Gardens - Autumn at Deerfield (How a Pennsylvania farm was turned into one of America's finest privately owned gardens.), Restoration - Faces of Hollywood (Russian emigrant Igor Edelman has made an art of restoring tattered movie posters.), Photography - Camera in the Sky (Paul Logsdon roams the skies in search of the ancient ruins of the Southwest.), Books 0 The New Nancy Drew (She ahs a new look, a new car, and a new audience, but the same old boy friend.), Television - True West (Using nineteenth-century art and photography, a new series re-creates the romantic view of the West and contrasts that view with the often-grim reality.), Food - Pumpkins from the Vine (The humble pumpkin is the source of fascinating folklore and tasty dishes.)
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1987
February
On Exhibit - The Art That is Life (Stickley furniture and Tiffany glass are highlights of this timely exhibit of American Arts and Crafts.), Architecture - On Ladies' Mile (Preservation or development: Which will be the fate of New York City's remarkable collection of Gilded Age buildings?), Archaeology - Digging into History (The work is hard and not bery glamorous, but that doesn't stop amateurs from volunteering to help with the spadework.), Food - Marmalade (Clear or dark, jellied or chunky, marmalades today run the gamut of flavors from orange and lemon to kiwi and carrot.), Horticulture - In Mr. Jefferson's Garden (In seeking out historic plants dear to Jefferson, Monticello's historical horticulturist risks disappointing the sensibilities of modern visitors.), Restoration - River Town Revived (There were plenty of buildings left in Galena, Illinois to preserve. But first the town had to wake up to what it had.), Games - Your Move, General Lee (Assuming the roles of famous fighting men, devotees of war games refight the battles of history.)
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1987
April
On Exhibit - A Woman's Place (A new museum in Washington honors the contribution of many first-rate - and largely unrecognized - American women artists.), Restoration - A Clearing-House for Crafts (A crafts cooperative in San Francisco offers all the skills needed to fix-up an ailing Victorian House.), Food - Pralines (Over the years, a savory confection from Bourbon France has developed into a regional American favorite.), Crafts - Saints of Wood (In producing santos as his ancestord did, carver Maximiliano Roybal carries on a tradition that is three centuries old.), Domestic Arts - What Did Women Do? (And how did they do it? That's what some hard-working women at Old Salem are finding out.), Art - Inspired by Quilts and Samplers (Naive artist Barbara Olsen borrows from the past to create an unusual art form - the sampler painting.), Roundup - Bringing Back The Trolley (Nostalgia plus practicality is sparking this unusual revival.)
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1987
June
On Exhibit - Why It Happened (The U.S. Constitution is more than a mere miracle, this exhibit explores how it is the logical outcome of our national experience), Collecting - In Praise of Pins (To their foremost collector, hairpins are not only beguiling curios, but a benign influence on Westen civilization), Crafts - Arkansas Stencilers (A talented team of women discovered a need for decorative hand painters, and putting other careers aside, the proceeded to fill it.), Activities - The Zest of the Past (The New English Song and Daunce Company opens a festivity with a solemn hymn, but after that it's "Let the gallivanting begin!"), Photography - Scene at the Ballpark (A fond but unsentimental view of the national pastime.), Restoration - History for Sale (The revolving fund of North Carolina takes historic buildings into protective custody and then looks for the right buyer.), Food - A Taste of Mexico (Tacos and enchiladas are only a prelude to a national cuisine with enticing regional variations.), Games - Fanciful Fairways (The wacky charm of miniature golf continues to delight Americans)
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1987
August
On Exhibit - Athens on These Shores (Philadelphia: where American culture flowered after the Revolution.), Travel - The Grandest Grand (A hotel on an island in Michigan celebrates a splendid one hundred years.), Festivals - Legendary Kutztown (Where the culture - especially the good and abundant food - of the Pennsylvania Dutch is celebrated annually.), Entertainment - Stories From the Heart (Storymaker Jay O'Callahan brings his tales to life by becoming each character.), Collecting - Paper Dolls (Cutouts displaying a sense of fashion that the three-dimensional variety often lack.), Food - Sweet Taste of Summer (Fresh corn, on the cob or off, is the quintessential American treat.), Roundup - Crossings (Ferryboats on historic waterways.), Books - Lost Cause Art (Prints the North published for the South in its hour of defeat.)
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1988
February
On Exhibit - Collector's Collection (A family exhibit in a family museum.), Travel - Magnolia (A businessman oversees the operation of a beautiful garden with a calculating eye on the bottom line.), Restoration - Room In a Castle (Bringing the outdoors indoors.), Bygone Days - Passing of the Steam Engine (From a new book: A photographer's lifelong fascination with steam trains.), Crafts - Quilting Hawaii Style (A revival of exotic, colorful patterns with beautiful names.), Art - Statues on Floats (The Mardi Gras floats created by sculptor Joe Barth are works of art.), Landmarks - Newberry Library (Chicago's "uncommon collection of uncommon collections" is celebrating its one hundredth year.), Food - Sweet and Simple (For almost any occasion, this traditional favorite takes the cake.)
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1988
April
On Exhibit - Founder's Choice (For its centennial, the Milwaukee Art Museum displays its first paintings in a Victorian salon.), Restoration - Rugby Revived (A Victorian colony for British aristocrats in Tennessee honors the memory of its first restorer.), Museums - New Landscape for Old Cars (The new exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum puts the American automobile into its place in history.), Collecting - Strike Force (A new book celebrates the are of the matchbook.), Viticulture - Champagne Americaine (American sparkling wines are coming close to equaling the French original.), Food - Cornbread (Traditional, Simple, and Delectable.), Calendar Art - Trains of Yesterday (An elderly painter of trains finds a new market for his work.), Advertising - Forty Years of Barns (The last of the barn painters is still going strong.)
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1988
June
Restoration - River Place (High above the Hudson, an 1805 mansion is being preserved to reflect nearly two centuries of family living), Food - Smoky and Old World (The art of making Lebanon bologna survives, its recipe a well-kept secret), Costumes - Her Work is Dated (Seamstress Lola Sumien specializes in fashions that are two hundred years old), Preservation - Roughing It (At Vanderbilt's Sagimore, life in an Adirondack great camp goes on for everybody to enjoy), Anniversary - 125 Years Ago (The momentous Battle of Gettysburg will be restaged, recalled, and relived), Crafts - Triumph on a Loom (Two Navajo sisters spent four years weaving a masterpiece that set new standards for their craft), Travel - A Visit to Green Gables (In a lovely land of flowers, beaches and red roads, a family searches for Anne)
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1988
August
Photography - An Eye For Detail (A selection of Jack Boucher's productive years at the Historic American Buildings Survey), Preservation - Pennsbury (More sentimental than authentic, William Penn's manor is nonetheless interesting to preservationists), Collecting - Mr. Ice Cream (From scoop to nuts, he has it all in his cllection of ice-cream memorabilia nostabilia), Ships - Perry's Brig Niagara (The ship that hasn't yet given up), Travel - One Hundred Years of the Del (San Diego's Hotel del Coronado continues to provide comforts of the past), In The Days Ahead - O'Neill at 100 (A summer of remembering), Sun and Fun - Sand Castles (Building up before the tides tear down), Restoration - The Other White House (The mansion from which Jefferson Davis ruled the Confederacy)
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1988
October
Books - Coast to Coast (A new book tells the story of the first transcontinental highway.), Plates - All on a Wall (A collection of commemoratives for the amusement of self and friends.), On Exhibit - A Wing for Art (The Art Institute of Chicago is a museum that never stops growing.), Collecting - Obsessed with Lunch (And the images on little tin boxes.), Travel - No Witches Here (A restored family inn with traditional fare and an amulet all its own.), Events - Cincinnati at 200 (A venerable dity recalls its porcine past.), Roundup - Museums Dedicated to Cowboys (Exhibiting the art and artifacts of a wild past.), Folkways - Listening Post (A folklorist learns about history from the man on the street.)
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1988
December
Exhibit - The Sixth Floor (On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas readies a new exhibit in the book depository.), Yuletide - Christmas at Dunsmuir House (Lacking a holiday tradition to guide them the restorers created an Edwardian one of their own.), Folk Art - A Whittler's Way with Wood (Once he started making toys, the author found he couldn't stop.), Travel - The Missions of San Antonio (Now part of a historical park, the one-time frontier outposts have been saved by stabilization.), Collecting - Santa's Many Faces (They include the homely and outright melancholy.), Restoring the Dome (Brumidt's George Washington has been redone in time for the congressional bicentennial.), Baking - Gingerbread (A versatile, delectable confection.), Crafts - Feather Trees (A Victorian Christmas specialty is making a comeback.)
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1989
April
Exhibit - Art of Conflict (A new show presents artist/muralist Thomas Hart Benton, an American original who thrived on controversy.), Food - Randall's Ordinary (A New England inn is a congenial blend of four-posters, Mozart, and food from the open hearth.), Centennial - Oklahoma Land Rush (The rousing race for homesteads that helped settle the territory a century ago will be re-enacted come April.), Popular Culture - Snap, Crackle and Pop (And a host of other advertising characters are found in a San Francisco museum dedicated to the proposition that the commonplace is significant.), Photography - Inside High Villages (A shy, patient photographer probes New Mexico's "secret heart".), Profile - The Man at OHS (His remarkable tenure all but over, Thomas Vaughan leaves the Oregon Historical Society primed for the future.), Restoration - New Elizabeth Park (The country's first municipal rose garden is once again filled with lovely French ladies.)
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1989
August
Museum - Mementos of Politicos (The new Museum of American Political Life plunges right into the fray with memorabilia from Washington to Bush.), Restoration - Tiny Town's Big Comeback (After years of neglect, this teeny village in the Colorado Rockies is thriving again.), Food - Watermelon (Endowed with luscious names like Crimson Sweet, watermelon has been called the food of angels.), Aviation - High Fliers in a Red Barn (Seattle's Museum of Flight has a first-rate collection and makes the most of its airport location.), Photography - Two Centuries of Light (A picture portfolio honors American lighthouses on the bicentennial of the Lighthouse Service.), Collecting - Remembering a Fine Fair (For John Riccardelli, the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 World's Fair still stand for the future.), Crafts - By Hands So Deft (Tu Moonwalker, a celebrated weaver of miniature Apache baskets, is helping revive the craft.)
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1990
February
Calendar - First Blush of Spring (Join in as America celebrates with a bevy of bloomin' festivals.), Crafts - Update on the Old Overshot (A former designer brings fresh colors and patterns to an old weaving form: the Colonial converlet.), Restoration - At Old Hickory's House (In a restoration that extends right down to the floor cloths, the Ladies of the Hermitage have brought Andrew Jackson's house back to the decade before he died.), Food - Dry and Extra Dry (In Sonoma, California, Ignazio Vella continues to produce Dry Monterey Jack, carrying on a cheese-making tradition that dates back to World War I.), Architecture - Not Really Greek (A historian's new book questions some time honored views of a favorite architectural style.), Collecting - Before There Was Plastic... (A handful of dedicated collectors are preserving the crockery and cutlery from the days when a railroad journey was its own reward.), Mardi Gras - Hail! Hail! King of Cake (In New Orleans, a sweet, spicy cake and cries of "I've got the baby" ring in the Mardi Gras season.)
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1990
April
Preservation - The Steeple Still Stands (When Charlestonians saw St. Michael's historic spire, they knew all was not lost to Hugo.), Folk Art - Putting Paint to Plaster (In the Southwest, Frederico Vigil is spearheading a revival of the demanding art of fresco.), Orthography - Sit Down for a Spell (As old-fashioned as one-room schoolhouses, its fresh as the 1990 finalists, spelling bees continue to flourish.), Travel - The Hotel on Gold Hill (How a poker-playing corporation refugee restored a Comstock landmark but failed to "reinvent" his life.), Restoration - Only the Best (California's Stanford Theater has reopened as a showcase for the heyday of Hollywood.), Exhibit - Taking a New Look at Lincoln (Once a shrine, the Chicago Historical Society's exhibit now takes a scholarly view.), Calendar - Remembering Franklin (Philadelphians celebrate his bicentennial with festivals and fun.)
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1990
June
Collecting - Boast Cards (A new book about prairie tall-tales post cards features Chicken Not-So-Little and other biggies of the barnyard.), Historic Gardens - Blossoms by a Summer Sea (Immortalized by Childe Hassam's radiant paintings, poet Celia Thaxter's beloved island garden is flowering again.), Preservation - Crescendo of Quilts (Since 1981, Quilt Discovery Days have unearthed thousands of heirlooms. But to date, only the surface has been scratched.), Crafts - Woodies Make Waves (In the hands of restoration craftsman Wayne Mocksfield, mahogany hulls and leather upholstery of vintage wooden power boats gleam anew.), Revelry - For a Summer Afternoon (Champagne cups are as refreshing now as they were when our grandfathers thought nothing of brightening the day with a flavorful punch.), Travel - Colorado Cliff-Hanger (Just as the Durango & Silverton Railroad appeared headed for the last roundhouse, timely rescue brought restoration and new life.), Folk Art - Found on the Farm (Paul Marco, a singer turned sculptor, beats plowshares - and other farm objects - into statues.)
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1990
August
Art - Artist Aboard (In evocative paintings, John Barber works to save the historic skipjacks of Chesapeake Bay), Living History - Back at the Ranch (From chaps to the chuck wagon, visitors find all is Texas-cowboy authentic at the recently opened George Ranch), Food - Just About Perfect (Blueberries are the quintessential summer fruit. Their lush, sweet flavor transforms pies and pancakes, crisps and cobblers), Preservation - Making a Splash (Innovative engineering - most of it under water - has enabled Coral Gables to save its legendary Venetian Pool), Travel - Up a Lazy River (For passengers on the historic paddle wheeler Delta Queen, a leisurely trip is its own reward), Restoration - Model of Efficiency (Vermont's Billings Farm, a modern dairy in 1890, is today restored and functioning, a testament to Victorian progress), Collecting - A Bonbon-anza of Beautiful Paper (A New York chocoholic has compiled a delectable collection of ephemera related to his candy of choice)
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1990
October
Sesquicentennial - Anniversary of an O.K. Sort (It was Massachusetts editors and New York politicos - nary an Oklahoman among them - who popularized America;s favorite colloquialism one hundred fifty years ago.), Special Salute - Ellis Island's Rebirth (Before it closed in the 1950's, this imposing receiving station had processed more than twelve million immigrants. After years of deterioration, the grand main building is now splendidly restored and reopens this fall as a poignant museum honoring those who came to seek the Americn dream.), Food - A Taste of the Old West (In an adobe fort straight off the prairie, an irrepressible chef/historian serves up authentic frontier fare - elk, buffalo bones, rattlesnake. And gourmets keep coming back for more.), Travel - Visiting the Lees' Virginia (A family biographer goes in search of the houses, the haunts and the history of this energetic Virginia clan.), Restoration - Re-creating the Re-created (Before Williamsburg or Plimoth, Salem's Pioneer Village was the first to re-enact life in Colonial times. Recently volunteers rallied to save the near-derelict site.), Roundup - Shop Smart at Home (Museum-store catalogues provide beautifully designed gift ideas with a distinctive Americana flavor.)
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1990
December
Christmas - Winterthur Decks the Halls (Against a rich backdrop of antiques and scholarship, a shining array of historic Yuletide festivities light up the season), Nostalgia - Taking the World by (Snow) Storm (With their glittering minature worlds, snowdomes hold a special place in our national affections. A new book celebrates them all - from tacky tourist to classical Christmas), Crafts - The Potters of Seagrove (Modern generations of North Carolina artisans carry on their community's venerable folk traditions), Collecting - 'Tis the Season to Collect (A dollar box of old ornaments bought on a whim has kept Bob Brenner collecting Christmas for twenty-three years straight.), Travel - Dance of the Matachines (In one of the hemispherse's oldest rituals, Hispanic and Indian performers re-enact Hernando Cortes's sixteenth-century conquest of the New World.), Restoration - Coming Around Again (A talented team breathes new life into the spirited steeds and stately lions who preside over a landmark Brooklyn carousel.), Exhibit - Still Smiling at 75 (For her diamond jubilee, Raggedy Ann and creator Johnny Gruelle have earned a rousing Hoosier salute.)
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1991
February
Travel - Louisiana Hot (Tabasco pepper sauce is made by one company - Melhenny - in one place in the world - Avery Island, Louisiana.), Photography - A Montana Album (Recently rediscoved, Evelyn Cameron's remarkable photographs fill the pages of a new book with a rare and intimate glimpse of turn-ot-the-century life on the range.), Crafts - Folk Art with a Stately Theme (In the galleries of Vermont's Shelburne Museum, fifty hooked rugs testify to the whimsy, humor and skill of pioneering textile artist Molly Tobey.), Restoration - Taking the Waters in Style (A venerable Arkansas resort, with a thermal river running under the main street, offers visitors hot baths and history.), Food - Roses and Chocolate (The flavors of these time-honored gifts for lovers combine seductively in rich Victorian desserts for Valentine's Day.), Collecting - Collecting Pieces of Time (For years, economics professor Anne Williams has amassed thousands of vintage jigsaw puzzles. Finally, she has put them all together - in a new book.), Museum - An Ornament Once Again (Long a junxed relic, Washington's Ford Theatre now displays poignant reminders of the night Abraham Lincoln was killed there>0
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1991
April
Restoration - A Picture-Perfect Home (Fittingly, the mansion of Kodak founder George Eastman was restored with the extensive aid ot photographs.), Collecting - Old Enough to Drive (Lucky youngsters have raced down sidewalks in shiny pedal cars for nearly a century. Now the little vehicles are zooming into collectors' worlds too.), Historic Hostelry - A Tavern Pegged to Last (Shaker and wrought-iron pegs - there were no closets in early inns - and among the Merrell Tavern's meticulous details.), Travel - They Remember the Alamo (At Fiesta - and the rest of the year as well - the citizens of San Antonio celebrate their history by saving it.), Gardening Full Bloom Forever (The magnificent dried bouquets that adorn historic homes, embassies and even the State Department begin with flowers from Georgia Vance's Shenandoah garden.), Anniversary - Return to Manzanar (Each April a poignant pilgrimage, open to all, honors the Japanese interned in California's Owens Valley fifty years ago.), Food - Ribs All Around (Pork or Beef, red sauce or clear, ribs have been the stars of the barbecue since Colonial times.)
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1991
August
Travel - The Ocean's Gift to Maine (For those going Down East this summer, lobster provides a taste of history, briny adventures - and lots of great meals.), Museum - Not Exactly What Grandma Made (In a Kentucky museum devoted solely to quilts, contemporary artists finally have a splendid showcase for their innovative designs.), Crafts - Banners in the Wind (The shimmering banners of Mettje Swift are filled with ancient Anasazi symbols and inspired by the vivid Southwest landscape.), Folk-Art Portfolio - Enchanted Kingdoms (Lovingly crafted from scrap metal, shells and colored glass, eccentric environments are potent tributes to human creativity.), Restoration - Not a Prisoner of Fate (Thanks to the tenacity of a former bank robber, passengers can still take a ride on a historic California steam train.), Nostalgia - American Souvenir Decals (A cheerful new book showcases the tacky, tiny tourist mementoes from the roads more traveled.), Collecting - Native to New Orleans (The affinity Louisianans Charles and Susan Murphy have for Newcomb pottery goes beyond mere geography to family ties.)
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1991
October
Travel - Three Centuries of Taos Treasure (Travelers in search of the real Old West can do no better than to drop by the historic homes and quirky museums in this tiny New Mexico town), Crafts - Do Tread On Me (The palettes and patterns of past centuries emerge in the sturdy floorchoths that Nancy Cayford creates for historic homes), Living History - A Bounteous Crop of Brooms (With kicker and pounder, press and twine, a former stockbroker transforms fields of broomcorn into robust brooms), Preservation - New Life from a Victorian Past (As they save its spendid architectural heritage, an energetic hometown duo is revitalizing the old industrial city of Wheeling as well), Collecting - Linked by Love of Cows (Since buying part of Florence Lux's cos-postcard collection, the author has tried to learn more about her fellow bovinac), Restoration - Riding High in St. Paul (A downtown shopping center is the new home of the 1914 Minnesota State Fair carousel, rescued literally on the auction block), Food - Out of the Melting Pot (A fascinating new cookbook celebrates twenty-five years of fabulous multi-ethnic eating at the Smithsonian's Festival of American Folklife)
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1992
February
Travel - Beyond Moonlight and Magnolias (Natchez preservationists are quietly incorporating the town's splendid antebullum mansions into a more rounded view of its multifaceted past.), Restoration - Back in the Wild Blue Yonder (Dedicated enthusiasts fight to keep airworthy a group of vintage B-17's, bombers never expected to survive World War II.), Collecting - Hail to the Chiefs (Handmade, homespun and heartfelt, the personal gifts Americans send their Presidents are genuine labors of love.), Living History - Disarmingly Abe (What starts as a physical likeness soon becomes an intellectual passion for those who impersonate AMerica's beloved sixteenth President.), Nostalgia - The Modest Books with the Midas Touch (Now fifty, Little Golden Books have nutured a love of reading in generations of American children.), Food - Time-Honored Taste (Basic and nourishing, the G.H. Bent Company's crackers are still the perfect companion for battle rations or fish chowder.), Art - Brushed Aside No More (Misunderstood in life, an early environmentalist painter finally earns respect - and a museum - on the Gulf Coast.)
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1992
April
Travel - The Fricks at Home (Clayton, Henry Clay Frick's Pittsburgh mansion, provides an intimate look at Victorian family life - down to hairpins and shopping lists.), Children - Make Way For Ducklings (At the annual celebration of a classic children's book, young Bostonians make their way along the history rich route immortalized by Robert McCloskey's mallard family.), Collecting - Buttons (Written by two devotees, a handsome new book traces the running thread of history joining them all, from silver dazzlers to plastic novelties.), Bicentennial - Gem of the Northwest (Robert Gray's 1792 foray into the COlumbia River staked America's claim to vast territories. His voyage is recalled this spring in exhibits and conferences, flotillas and festivals.), Food - America's Native Bounty (From sea to shining sea - and on the fruited plains - succulent wild berries have always been an ineffable summer delight.), Restoration - FDR's Ship Has Come In (After years of rough sailing, the presidential yacht Potomac is shipshape again and ready to chart a new course as a museum.), Exhibit - First Ladies Re-emerge (Their gowns come back, refreshed, and the Smithsonian highlights history as well as hemlines.)
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1992
October
Anniversary - Happt Birthday, Moon Pie! (Coal miners told a salesman they wanted a cookie as big as the moon. The popular Southern snack that resulted is seventy-five this year.), Crafts - The Susan Constant Sets Sail (Staunch, elegant and meticulously re-created, the newest addition to Jamestown's historic flotilla transports delighted visitors into history.), Collecting - Souvenirs of a Smoky Past (Cigarettes may be passe, but a new book kindles a different kind of addiction - collecting classic tobacco accessories.), Travel - A Hannnibal Boyhood (An admirable restoration filled with unexpected twists has preserved the modest Missouri home where Mark Twain first absorbed small-town life.), Preservation - Witness to History (A famous forum for statesmen, abolitionists and suffragists, Boston's venerable Faneuil Hall reopens refurbished and renewed.), Food - The Battle of Brunswick Stew (A long-standing rivalry makes it rich in flavor, steeped in politics.), Photographs - Such Ships as These (A photographer captures the last days of the old Great Lakes steamers.)
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