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Weekend Round Up October 5, 2017

Opening night for the Smithsonian’s Craft2Wear Show is tonight, Thursday, Oct. 5, and it’s also time for the Waterford Fair and the Solar & Green Home Tour.

This Week: New York’s Winter Antiques Show

The loan exhibition from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a treasure chest, but so are the booths of the 70 exhibitors, all of which showcase objects of museum quality.

Match Safes: Hot Items for Collectors

From around the 1830s through the 1920s, almost everyone carried the newfangled “strike anywhere” matches to light lanterns, stoves and candles. Proceeded by old-fashioned...

Montrose Park’s Memorial Sphere Vandalized

The sphere was installed in 1956 by the Georgetown Garden Club as a memorial to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse, who lobbied Congress from 1904 to 1911 to buy the Montrose estate for a public park.

Salesman Samples: Small Scale, High Value

Peddlers hold a special place in early American culture. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, when there were few stores around, the peddler, with...

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

Mathewes Speaks at Cultural Leadership Breakfast

A milestone in Melanie Mathewes's effort to expand the audience for the National Sporting Library & Museum is the exhibition “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art,” which opened Sept. 9 and runs through Jan. 14.

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and...

Lots of Variety at Washington Winter Show

Like other antiques shows (many of which have deemphasized the word “antiques”), the Washington Winter Show is no longer dominated by brown furniture and folk and fine art.

Salt Boxes: Essential Yet Rarely Noticed

Southern foods and salt are like hand and glove. There are many salty foods specific to the mountainous South: country ham, sour beans and...