On the Table: Supporting the Legacy of Gustav Stickley and Craftsman Farms
Executive Director of the Stickley Museum Vonda Givens will explore the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s home and “Garden of Eden,” through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. Join Givens “at the table” and trace its journey over the years as a manifestation of Arts and Crafts ideals, a symbol of early 20th century America, and a representation of Stickley’s vision, supporting the full weight of his legacy.
Did you know MPL has a pass to the Stickley Museum (as well as 16 other area museums) that can be borrowed for free? For more information, visit http://www.montclairlibrary.org/lifelong-education-2/museum-passes/.
More about the museum:
This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. The Stickley family’s home, known as the Log House, was built in 1911 and is one of the most significant landmarks of the American Arts and Crafts movement. It has been restored to its 1911 appearance and is operated by the not-for-profit organization The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms as a historic house museum. The Museum’s growing collection includes numerous Stickley furnishings, many which are original to the Log House, plus textiles, pottery, metalwork, and archival materials. In addition to these priceless objects on view in the Log House, an original Stickley bungalow has been furnished with touchable Arts and Crafts furnishings. A visit to this bungalow, known as North Cottage, allows visitors the opportunity sit in the chairs and fully experience Arts and Crafts living.