The town of Grafton, in east central Massachusetts, effectively encapsulates the history of New England.
Thousands of antiques dealers congregate along a half-mile strip of Route 20 in Brimfield, MA, every year to hawk untold quantities of folk art, furniture, vintage signs, silverware, and other collectibles.
Combine the artistic sensibilities of the Bayeux Tapestry with the epic scope and milieu of Moby-Dick, add a dash of Barnumesque showmanship, and you get The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ’Round the World.
Glass lamps made in the 1860s and 1870s were often quite decorative, and a number of those made at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich, Massachusetts, were particularly well done.
The most intriguing tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth is surely Walden, a game produced by USC’s Game Innovation Lab. Walden, a game lets you (virtually) experience what Thoreau’s life was like during the two years, two months, and two days that he lived at Walden Pond.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is revisiting the grand era of ocean liner travel.
Revisiting Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber.
In the Berkshires, two blue-blooded artists made a home for modernism in America.
In the 1960s when manufacturing wealth melted away in Worcester, Massachusetts, as it did in so many American cities, the city’s museum fell on hard times. It gradually lost its ability to innovate and thereby lost its momentum. Now that Worcester is reemerging as a vibrant part of the greater Boston area, WAM is also coming back, reconnecting with its …
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | Anxious and awestruck, I waited outside Wendell Garrett’s office in the spring of 1971. He was the managing editor of The Magazine Antiques and I was a nervous twenty-three-year-old graduate student in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. He had agreed to meet me because of my interest in early Boston woodworkers. …
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