Tag Archives: Lexington

Horns of Plenty: Decorated Military Powder Horns in Colonial America

William Williams Jr. Powder Horn attributed to the carver John Bush. Historic Deerfield, 2005.20.6

by Erica Lome, Ph.D.     On a cool April morning in 1775, Amos Barrett readied his musket and prepared for combat. Earlier that day, 23-year-old Barrett had awoken to the news that 700 British Regulars were marching from Boston to Concord. They were planning to seize and destroy military supplies stockpiled by “rebellious” Provincial colonists […]

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2007 Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum is an exquisite display drawn from one of the richest and most diverse quilt collections in the country. The exhibition, on view at […]

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom at National Heritage Museum Exhibit

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 On View at the National Heritage Museum – Lexington, Massachusetts What do palmetto trees, rattlesnakes, and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The answer is revealed with a visit to “American Visions of Liberty & Freedom” on view at […]