Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Learn more about the making of early tinware goods.
A brief discussion about toleware and how to identify it.
Chronicle 5 WCVB brings you great art and odd finds at Vermont's Shelburne Museum.
The Strong National Museum in Rochester, New York is dedicated to fun and games. With an extensive collection of toys, artifacts and video games, the museum has archived decades of play. Learn more from this "CBS Saturday Morning" report from last August.
The historic gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum were re-created with the help of an archaeological dig that took place on the grounds behind the House in 1998.The flower gardens appear in many paintings by the Art Colony artists; since they stayed at the House for days at a time, they captured blooms at their best and in the perfect light. Take an online tour to enjoy any time of the year!
Learn more about the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a radical and free-spirited woman who made it her life's mission to collect art from around the world—and build this museum to share it with the public.
Join Head Curator Jenny Robb and Associate Curator Caitlin McGurk as they take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (BICLM) at The Ohio State University.
Sports card collecting has been around since before the American Revolution. In this video, we will look at the early history of sports cards and sports card collecting as a hobby. It is quite a fascinating journey.
This is Part 1 in a Series on Victorian-Era Trade Cards. This popular form of advertising shows the designs and colorful graphics used to capture the imaginations of the public, young and old. Part 1 shows a series of anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables.
Jon Wertheim of 60 Minutes reports on the Panini billion-dollar phenomenon as fans around the world scramble to complete their sticker books with Panini collectible stamps.
When you think of the Wild West, you probably conjure images of cowboys sauntering menacingly through saloon doors, weapon fights, and outlaws robbing trains. The fact is, Hollywood took the intrigue, violence, and lawlessness of the Wild West and ran with it, and we basically have one man to thank for making that happen: Buffalo Bill.
The biggest draw to Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show was often the real life Native Americans performing in it – many of whom came from the Pine Ridge reservation, and were paid quite well. Smithsonian Channel.
Thanks to Howard Products' Restore-A-Finish there are plenty of antique and vintage pieces that should be given a second chance. After reading Brett Howard's article in the July issue and viewing his Before & After case studies, find out which Restore-A-Finish is right for you.
Tour Edith Wharton's summer home, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts and learn more about her aesthetic as a designer and love of books as a writer as a follow up to our article on "The Recovery and Return of Edith Wharton's Library" of books to The Mount.
Mobile Millinery Museum director & author of "1,000 Hats," Norma Shephard, shares exceptional Hattie Carnegie hats from her archive.
Want to see Julian Baumgartner at work after reading our interview with him in the July issue?
As a follow up to our feature "Wool in America" in the June issue, here is an inside look at what life was like for the Lowell mill girls. Pictures are from the actual factory in Lowell, MA.
In 2016, the First Baptist Church celebrated its 240th anniversary. Learn more about the history of this first black church in America at Colonial Williamsburg as a follow up to our feature in the July issue.
Motherboard spends a day with Martin Cooper, the father of the first ever portable, handheld cell phone. 2015
1980s television commercial for cellular telephones.
OKI phones evolution 1983-1996.
Paul Revere Williams
Hollywood’s biggest stars lived in houses he designed...Yet he himself could not live anywhere near them. Paul Revere Williams was the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and despite the adversity he faced in his professional life, he left a remarkable legacy of beautiful buildings across Los Angeles. We were honored to meet his relatives and tour homes he designed, which universally inspire awe. Paul Revere Williams serves as an inspiration to all who are told “no”, but dream big despite the odds.
Paul Revere Williams
Although best known for designing the homes of celebrities like Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra, the pioneering African-American architect Paul Revere Williams also contributed to some of the city’s most recognizable civic structures — all while confronting racial barriers.
Paul Revere Williams
Architectural Digest brings you to Holmby Hills in Los Angeles to tour an epic 60-room estate currently on the market for $85 million. The Azria estate is trailblazing California architect Paul R. William’s largest creation, encompassing 3 acres across its 17 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms. With a signature Williams staircase in the foyer made all the more stunning by a two-story Swarovski chandelier, arriving guests are immediately hit with a sense of scale and grandeur difficult to top.

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