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Image: spacer Five brothers from Osceola, Wisconsin—Gustav, Albert, Charles, Leopold and John George—began making furniture at their uncle's factory in Brandt, Pennsylvania around 1877... [ read more ]
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Gustav Stickley Introduces
July 15, 1900
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On July 15, 1900 Gustav Stickley exhibited his line of "New Furniture" at the Grand Rapids, MI tradeshow. The exposed joinery, simplified lines, and unadorned surfaces were a sharp departure from Victorian tastes. Shown above is a Sideboard from The Stickley Museum collection made by Gustav Stickley under the United Crafts label.

Museum Closed
July 5, 2014
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday, July 5th for the holiday weekend. We will be open to the public on Tuesday, July 8th. To schedule a tour on an alternate day, please contact Amanda Clifford at 315.682.5500.

On My Own Time Opens
June 7 through June 21, 2014
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On My Own Time exhibits the artwork of Stickley employees. Featuring works of various media including: pastel drawing, printmaking, needlework, and wood working. We invite you to see the work of our talented colleagues! Image is Muse from Joyce Backus.

Museum Closed
May 24, 2014
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 24th in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open to the public on Tuesday, May 27th. To schedule a time to tour to the museum on an alternate day please call 315.637.2278.

Museum Closed
Tuesday, January 7th
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Due to weather, the Stickley Museum will be closed today, Tuesday January 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call Sarah Lanigan at 315.682.5500 ext. 2310 to schedule an alternate time to view the museum.

CORRECTION: Museum OPEN Dec. 31
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The Stickley Museum will be OPEN on Tuesday December 31st from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. To schedule a tour on an alternate day, contact Sarah Lanigan at 315.682.5500.

Stickley Museum Holiday Hours
December 2013
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The Stickley Museum will continue to be open Tuesdays and Saturdays during the month of December with the exception of Tuesday December 24th and Tuesday January 31st. If you would like to make an appointment to visit the museum during a time other than our open hours, please call Sarah Lanigan at 315.682.5500 ext. 2310.

Open Thanksgiving Weekend
November 30th, 2013
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The Stickley Museum will be OPEN Saturday, November 30th. Bring family members who are visiting for Thanksgiving to the museum and show off some of our rich local history! To set up a private tour, call Sarah Lanigan at 315.682.3737 x2310.

MUSEUM CLOSED SATURDAY OCT. 26th
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The Stickley Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday October 26th. To schedule a time to tour to the museum on an alternate day please call 315.637.2278.

Stickley Event TONIGHT at Oneida Community Mansion
October 2nd, 2013
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Stickley Museum Executive Director Sarah Lanigan presents, “A Visit to The Stickley Museum: Stickley History & Style” at the Oneida Community Mansion House Wednesday October 2nd at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Join us at the Fayetteville Festival 9/21/2013
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The Stickley Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday September 21st to participate in the Fayetteville Festival at Beard Park. We will have a booth from 11am to 4pm. Come visit us! If you'd like to schedule a tour for another time, please call 315.637.2278.

ALERT MUSEUM CLOSED 9/3/2013
September 3rd, 2013
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Due to an elevator problem, the Stickley Museum will be CLOSED today, Tuesday September 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience. To schedule an alternate time to view the museum please call: 315.682.5500 x2310.

Museum Closed Labor Day Weekend
August 31st, 2013
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The Stickley Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday August 31st in observance of Labor Day Weekend. Schedule an alternative time to visit the museum by calling 315.637.2278.

Event at the Everson this Sunday
Sunday, August 11th, 2:00pm
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Come to the Everson Museum of Art this Sunday for a walking gallery tour with Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan. This walking gallery tour of the exhibition will include a discussion on the impact of the Stickleys on American design and home life, as well as the aesthetics and craftsmanship that make Mission furniture so unique. Hope to see you there!

Make it a Stickley Weekend!
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If you are coming to visit the Stickley Museum this summer be sure to also stop by the Everson Museum of Art (just a short drive away) to see their exhibition, An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley, open now through September 22nd.

Special Tour this Saturday
Saturday, June 15th @ 2pm
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In celebration of New York State Museum Week, the Stickley Museum will be offering a free special tour of the museum with Stickley Director Sarah Lanigan at 2pm this Saturday June 15th. This is perfect timing to learn more about L. & J.G. Stickley if you are in town for the Everson's Gustav exhibit! Call ahead and reserve your space- 315.682.3737 x2310.

Reminder: A&C Lecture this Sunday!
June 2nd, 1:30pm
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This lecture by Jonathan Clancy sheds new light on the production of metalwork in Syracuse by presenting new research on Gustav Stickley’s Copper Shop and Onondaga Metal Shops. Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating lecture. The Stickley Museum will be open for a short time after the conclusion of the lecture. Jonathan Clancy is Director of the American Fine and Decorative Arts program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. For more information on this event, please click here.

REMINDER: Museum Closed Memorial Day Weekend
Closed Saturday May 25th, 2013
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The Stickley Museum will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Saturday May 25th.

Syracuse Metalwork: A Lecture
June 2nd, 2013, 1:30pm Fayetteville Free Library
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This lecture by Jonathan Clancy sheds new light on the production of metalwork in Syracuse by presenting new research on Gustav Stickley’s Copper Shop and Onondaga Metal Shops. Please join us for what is sure to be a fascinating lecture. The Stickley Museum will be open for a short time after the conclusion of the lecture. Jonathan Clancy is Director of the American Fine and Decorative Arts program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. For more information on this event, please click here.

Employee Art Show Now Open!
May 4th through May 18th, 2013
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The Stickley Employee Art Show is now open! We encourage you to come and take a look at the amazing work done by our Stickley employees! Museum hours are Tuesdays 11:30-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-5:00 or by appointment. Photo by Dashamir Gurabardhi.

Stickley Employee Art Show
May 4th-May 18th, 2013
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The annual Stickley employee art show will be opening this Saturday May 4th. Come by the museum and check out the talented artwork of Stickley employees that they create on their own time. The museum is open Saturdays 10-5 and Tuesdays 11:30-5.

Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
May 25th, 2013
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In observance of Memorial Day, the Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday May 25th. To schedule an appointment to tour the museum at another time please call 315.637.2278.

Harvey Ellis in St. Louis
April 25th, 2013
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Harvey Ellis in St. Louis The other week we had the pleasure of a tour of the architecture of Harvey Ellis in St. Louis. While Stickley fans will know him as the designer of Gustav’s lighter Mission furniture with inlays, in his life before furniture Harvey Ellis was a successful architect. With our guide, St. Louis architect John Guenther, which included a former insane asylum, a gate house at Washington Terrace (where a gate keeper actually used to live) and a water tower (just to name a few). We had such a wonderful time with Stickley Territory Rep Dana Dean and the Dau family. Thank you for a great visit! See more photos from the trip here.

I just never know what I'm going to find...
April 3, 2013
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Today while I was writing up condition reports on our Syracuse University loan that just returned (side note: go SU!), I noticed an old Stickley brand that was put right into one of the walls here in the former L. & J.G. Stickley factory. Stickley used this “Stickley Fayetteville” brand beginning the 1920s.

Chair Finishing Room from The Stickley Archives
March 21, 2013
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L. & J.G. Stickley factory workers apply finishes to Mission chairs, ca. 1905.

That is Stickley??
March 15th, 2013
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We know what you’re thinking- that doesn’t look like a Stickley. And you are right; this is not a typical chair that you would expect to see when you come to The Stickley Museum. This circa 1890 rocking chair was a version of what was known at Patent Chairs, made popular by George Hunzinger, who patented his designs. It seems that Charles Stickley’s Stickley & Brandt Co. of Binghamton set out to make their version of Hunzinger's designs with the rocker we see here. We are grateful to Carol L. Marsh for this donation as this chair helps us to expand our collection of Stickley & Brandt furniture.

Stickley Recipes
February 28th, 2013
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Straight from the Fayetteville Cook Book, Compliments of L. & J.G. Stickley. The two selections shown here are from the kitchen of Louise Stickley, who ran L. & J.G. Stickley after her husband Leopold’s death in 1957 to 1974 when the Audi family purchased the company.

Stickley Archive Photo of the Week
February, 7th, 2013
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L. & J.G. Stickley employee crafts rush seats at the Fayetteville Factory ca. 1930.

Upcoming Event at Syracuse University
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SUArt Galleries is hosting a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday February 27th at 12:15pm in conjunction with the exhibit Nouveau Risqué: A Perspective on Women and Progress. Sarah Lanigan, the Director of The Stickley Museum will be discussing the Stickley objects on loan as well as the historical impact of Stickley on Central New York during the early 1900s. The event is free and open to the public. For more information go to suart.syr.edu. [Image via suart.syr.edu]

From The Stickley Archives
January 22, 2013
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A Syracuse University dorm room outfitted with Stickley furniture, ca. 1930.

Happy Birthday to Leopold Stickley!
January 16th, 2013
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Born on this day in 1869, Leopold Stickley would have been 144 years old today.

Inside the Fayetteville Factory
January 2nd, 2013
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There is history everywhere in the original Stickley Fayetteville Factory, even in places you wouldn’t expect. Here, workers used to record the first significant snowfall on the walls in the old hand sanding room.

Open Thanksgiving Weekend
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Have guests coming to visit you in Syracuse for Thanksgiving? Show off some local history and bring them to The Stickley Museum. We'll be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10am to 5pm.

Special Arts & Crafts Event this Tuesday!
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The Arts & Crafts Society of Central New York and the Fayetteville Free Library are hosting an event to celebrate the debut of the Arts and Crafts Memorial Collection at the Fayetteville Free Library on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm. The event will begin with a presentation in the library’s meeting room by Mike Danial, Stickley corporate historian titled “Leopold Stickley: Marketing the Arts and Crafts Style”. A reception is to follow. The Stickley Museum will have special hours this night and will be open to the public after this event. For more information go to www.acscny.org .

Two Stickley Roadshow Events
10/24/2012
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Whichever coast you’re on, we’ve got you covered the next two nights! Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial will be at Von Hemert Interiors in Torrance, California at 7:00pm. RSVP by calling Cecile at 949.642.2050. Tomorrow, on Thursday October 25th, Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan will be presenting at Slone Brothers Furniture in Longwood, Florida at 7:00pm. You can RSVP by calling 407.331.0001.

Reminder: The Stickley Museum is CLOSED 10/20
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The Stickley Museum will be closed Saturday October 20th. We will resume our normal business hours the following Tuesday.

Arts and Crafts Lecture at the Everson
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 1pm
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Don’t miss this upcoming talk with Lawrence Kreisman, Program Director of Historical Seattle and Arts and Crafts scholar. Mr. Kreisman will be giving two illustrated lectures at The Everson Museum of Art, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest and Dard Hunter, The Graphic Works. This event is co-sponsored by The Arts & Crafts Society of CNY and is free and open to the public. For more details go to: www.acscny.org.

Reminder: Later Opening Saturday Oct 6th
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be opening one hour later than usual at 11am this Saturady October 6th, 2012.

The Stickley Museum will be Closed Oct. 20th
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The Stickley Museum will be closed all day Saturday October 20th. To schedule a tour for another time, please call 315.637.2278. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reminder: Museum Opening 1 hour later Oct. 6th
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be opening one hour later than usual on Saturday, October 6th. We will be open from 11am to 5pm that day. To reserve a tour, please call 315.637.2278.

Reminder: Fayetteville Festival This Saturday
September 15th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be closed this Saturday to participate in the Fayetteville Festival at Beard Park. We will have a booth from 11am to 4pm. Come visit us! If you'd like to schedule a tour for another time, please call 315.637.2278.

Fayetteville Festival Next Saturday
September 15, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be closed next Saturday September 15th to participate in the Fayetteville Festival at Beard park- come visit us there!

Museum Hours for October 6th
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Please note that on Saturday October 6th the museum will be opening one hour later than normal. Our open hours on that day only will be 11am to 5pm.

Stickley Roadshow Comes to Kansas!
September 12th & 13th, 2012
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Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial will be at Traditions Home in Wichita on Wednesday September 12th and at Traditions Furniture Overland Park on Thursday September 13th. Make sure you save your spot now by calling 316.684.2177 for Wichita and 913.649.2429 for Overland Park!

Stickley Museum Returns to Normal Business Hours!
September 4th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum is no longer operating under summer hours- we are open Tuesdays 11:30-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-5:00 and by appointment. Come by and see us!

REMINDER: The Stickley Museum will be Closed 9/2
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday September 2nd for the Labor Day Weekend. We will resume our normal business hours the following Tuesday. Please also note that we will no longer be operating under our summer hours- beginning Saturday September 8th we will be open from 10am-5:00pm.

The Stickley Museum Receives Important Donation
August 24, 2012
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The Stickley Museum is pleased to report that we have received an elm bar that was once owned by Louise Stickley, the wife of Leopold Stickley. The bar was made especially for her right in the Fayetteville factory where the museum is now located. The piece was donated by Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Melissa Vercillo who even had their original receipt from when they purchased the bar at Louise Stickley’s estate sale (how’s that for provenance!) Pictured above: Aminy Audi, Dr. Arthur Vercillo, Melissa Vercillo, Museum Director Sarah Lanigan, and Edward Audi. (Photo credit: Tom Q. Nguyen)

The Museum will be Closed Labor Day Weekend
September 1st, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be closed in observance of Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 1st. We return to our normal business hours the following Tuesday. To schedule a private tour call: 315.637.2278.

Gustav Stickley's House May Become a Museum
July 17th, 2012
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Exciting news for all Sticklets- Gustav Stickley's historic home on Columbus Ave in Syracuse, NY may be turned into a museum. As the first Arts & Crafts interior in the country- this is an incredibily significant site in the realm of American history. You can read more here

Summer Hours Begin July 7th!
July 7th- Labor Day
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The Stickley Museum's summer hours will be Tuesdays 11:30-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-2:00. We also do tours during off hours by appointment-call 315.637.2278.

Babs and The Stickley Museum
June 29th, 2012
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On display at The Stickley Museum we have a Gustav Stickley screen no. 1091 that was once owned by Barbara Streisand. You can see it here on her album cover “Greatest Hits…and More”. Barbara is part of the Stickley Story- it was her record-breaking purchase of a Gustav Stickley sideboard in 1988 that made Stickley Mission again a household word after over sixty years, so it is only fitting that we have a part of her collection on display! (Image copyright: Sony Records)

Summer Hours Begin July 7th
July 7th-August 31st, 2012
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Beginning July 7th, the museum's Saturday open hours will be 10:00-2:00pm through August 31st. There will be no change in Tuesday hours (11:30-5:00). As always, call 315.637.2278 to make an appointment should you want a private tour (no tour group is too small)!

Do not Forget! Free Museum Tours this Sat. & Tues.
June 2nd and June 5th
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In honor of Museum Week, The Stickley Museum is holding guided tours on Saturday June 2nd at 11am and on Tuesday June 5th at 1pm. Make sure you call to reserve your spot: 637.2278 and we look forward to seeing you then!

Stickley Roadshow Heads to Ohio!
Thursday, May 31st, 7pm
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Do you live in or near Toledo, Ohio? Come see Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial in one of his legendary presentations on Stickley history at Betty Rumpf Interiors in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday May 31st at 7pm. Seating is limited for this free event, for more information or to reserve your seat call (419) 536.3718. See you there!

Tours at Stickley Museum for NYS Museum Week!
Sat. June 2nd @ 11am & Tues. June 5th @ 1pm
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This week kicks off New York State's Museum Week and we are super excited here at The Stickley Museum. During this week, museums around the state will be offering special programs, tours and reduced admission fees. Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan will be giving guided tours of the museum on Saturday June 2nd at 11am and on Tuesday June 5th at 1pm. Visitors will learn the history of Stickley furniture (with numerous examples of pieces throughout the years), a legendary furniture company that is still located right in Central New York. Admission and tour are free but visitors are asked to call 315.637.2278 to reserve a spot. This tour will involve walking around the museum for approximately 45 minutes to an hour though benches are located throughout the museum for those who will need time to sit. We hope to see you there!

Treadway Auctions off La Hacienda Collection
May 23rd, 2012
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This past weekend Treadway-Toomey Galleries auctioned the collection of John L. Jerome. Jerome, a wealthy fuel and iron executive in the early 1900s, built his house, La Hacienda and filled it to the brim with Gustav Stickley furniture. Largely untouched since his early death in 1903, this collection was kept together and was auctioned to great success. One of the highlights includes this gorgeous Gustav Hall Clock no. 3 from 1902. It was estimated to achieve anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 but blew past that to a final winning bid of $103,700. With its sunburst rays on the face and original pendulum and weights, this is an exquisite design of Gustav Stickley. The highest resulting piece at this auction was a variation of a Gustav no. 454 variation Library table which realized $390,400. To see more of these exciting Stickley results, go to Treadway’s Results Page here: http://www.treadwaygallery.com/

Museum Will be Closed Memorial Day Weekend
May 26th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be closed this Saturday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. We will return to our normal schedule on the following Tuesday.

May is the Month for Stickley Roadshows!
May 17th - May 19th, 2012
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The Stickley Roadshow continues this week with Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan in Chicago, Illinois and Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information about these events check out the Stickley Audi Facebook events page here!

Stickley Roadshow in Maryland
Friday May 11, 2012
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Join Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial for a presentation at Sheffield Furniture on the fascinating history and craftsmanship of Stickley furniture. Mike is an expert in the care of antique Stickley pieces- bring photos of your older Stickley furniture for a free informal appraisal before the presentation. This event is free, RSVP by emailing information@sheffieldfurniture.com For more information, click here! We hope to see you there! Sheffield Furniture & Interiors 1582 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852

Stickley Employee Art Show Opens Saturday
Saturday, May 5th 2012
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Over the last one hundred plus years we know that Stickley employees have made an incredible impact on furniture design. While weaving this artistic talent is their day job, in their free time the creativity continues. Opening this Saturday May 5th is a Stickley Employee Art Show at The Stickley Museum. The show is a collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art and the Cultural Resources Council. The exhibit will be up until Memorial Day weekend so stop in now to see the beautiful artwork created by Stickley employees! Image: "Venice", Dash Gurabardhi, Oil Painting, 2012

The Stickley Roadshow in Canada This Week
Friday May 4th, Saturday May 5th
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Announcing 2 Stickley Roadshow Events in Alberta, Canada featuring Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial! Friday May 4th @ 7:30 pm at McArthur Furniture 67 Glenbrook Place SW Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 6W4 403-246-6266 Saturday, May 5th @ 10:00am at McArthur Furniture 141 Gateway Dr. NE Airdrie, AB, Canada T4B 0J6 403-960-1029 Admission is free but seating is limited- call ahead for reservations!

Stickley Roadshows Kick off the Month of May!
May 2012
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The Stickley Roadshow hits the road in May- our corporate historian Mike Danial will be heading to Virginia, Ohio, and Alberta, Canada while Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan will be headed to Illinois! Stay tuned for dates and times of Stickley Roadshow events at a Stickley Dealer near you!

Alert! Early Closing this Saturday
April 21st, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be CLOSING EARLY this Saturday, April 21st at 3:30pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please join us from 6pm to 8pm at The Warehouse, Syracuse University, for "Stickley Furniture: Evolution of Design," an exhibit collaboration between SU and The Stickley Museum (see below). There will also be a discussion of the exhibit with Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan at 5:30pm.

Stickley Furniture: The Evolution of a Design
April 20th - May 13th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum, L. & J.G. Stickley Inc., is pleased to announce an exhibition in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Museum Studies Practicum students titled “Stickley Furniture: The Evolution of a Design”. The exhibition runs from April 20th to May 13th at the Design Gallery at The Warehouse in Syracuse’s Armory Square District. The exhibition features an arm chair from one of our current lines as it goes through the design process from inspiration to design to fabrication at L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.

The Stickley Museum is OPEN Today
APril 7th, 2012
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The Stickley Museum will be operating under normal business hours during the Easter Weekend. We are open Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Arts and Crafts at Glensheen
March 8th, 2012
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Last week we had the wonderful opportunity to tour the Glensheen mansion in Duluth, Minnesota. This 7.6 acre estate features a 39 room mansion that was built from 1905-1908 and is complete with an Arts & Crafts decorated room. We also spotted lots of Grueby tiles throughout the home including this one you see below which is located over a fireplace. In addition, the conservatory was completely outfitted in deep green Grueby tiles, and even featured a Grueby drinking fountain! We had a wonderful time visiting the Glensheen and thank the nice folks there for their hospitality- if you find yourself in Duluth it’s a must-see! To learn more about Arts & Crafts at the Glensheen mansion click here.

The Stickley Museum Goes On The Road!
March 1st-3rd, 2012
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Join Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan and expert Craftsman George Webster at Gabbert’s in Edina, Minnesota for two special events! Thursday March 1st at 6:30-7:30pm George Webster will be presenting on Arts & Crafts Cabinet Construction as well as his perspective on buying a piece versus building it. Then join us again on Saturday March 3rd from 1:00-2:00pm when Stickley Museum Director Sarah Lanigan gives a rare insider’s look at one of America’s most legendary furniture companies. Click here for more information regarding these wonderful Stickley events!

Fuming 101
February 24th, 2012
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A great majority of the Mission oak pieces in our collection date from the early 1900s and have beautiful deep colors to the wood. While it would appear that a stain has been applied to these pieces, it has not. The gorgeous color we see on Arts & Crafts oak pieces is not the result of a stain but of a lengthy (and often dangerous) process known as fuming. The process of “fuming” furniture begins with a finished piece of furniture. The furniture would be placed into an airtight room with shallow containers of ammonia. Tannic acid in the wood reacts with the ammonia and provides the patina we see on pieces today. Furniture could be left in the chamber for as long as 48 hours, depending on what depth of color you wanted to achieve. To get the gray/green color of some of the furniture, Gustav Stickley recommended putting rusty nails directly into the ammonia so that as it reacted with the tannins the color would be affected as well. While the result was beautiful, fuming was not healthy for the person who had to remove the furniture from the room. Today we no longer fume our furniture but create equally beautiful pieces by layering finishes.

Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference
February 17th, 2012
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Today kicks off the annual Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. This is the 25th year for the conference and is the ultimate meeting place of “who’s who” in Arts in Crafts from antique dealers and collectors to scholars and contemporary artists. You can find out more information about the conference here: http://www.arts-craftsconference.com/ If you're at the Grove Park Inn this year, we hope you are having a wonderful time!

The Fayetteville Factory
February 14th, 2012
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Today if you go to 300 Orchard Street in Fayetteville, New York, you’ll find the Fayetteville Free Library, and above it, The Stickley Museum. The library and museum operate out of what was the former L. & J.G. Stickley factory. The building was in use by the company from 1900 until 1985 when we moved just a stone’s throw down the road to Manlius, New York. But did you know that there has been a furniture business on this site dating back to as early as the Civil War? In the 1860s the Collin family had their furniture company on these premises. With the Ledyard Dyke nearby to provide water power, the location made an ideal place for a furniture business. Unfortunately, as was commonplace during this era, there were multiple fires and the building had to be rebuilt in 1888. In 1900 Leopold Stickley purchased the building and began operating his L. & J.G. Stickley business from the factory. The building itself is still full of history- handwritten notes on the walls mark the first snow (workers in 1907 saw snow in May!) and tattered cutouts of scantily clad Victorian ladies still line some of the walls near where workbenches used to be. The Stickley Museum exhibit, “A Well Crafted Legacy” is located second floor of the building in what was the original finishing room. It was here that the furniture was hand rubbed and completed before being sent on to customers. This wing of the building is one of the more recent additions: it was added around 1912. To find out more about The Stickley Museum come visit us any Tuesday 11:30-5:00 or Saturday 10:00-5:00. Can’t make it during those times? Give us a call to schedule an appointment! To find out more about local Fayetteville history, go to www.fayettevillefreelibrary.org.

Als Ik Kan
February 3, 2012
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This Flemish motto appeared on Gustav Stickley’s furniture and metal wares, and translates to “all I can” or “to the best of my ability”. Demonstrating his commitment to enduring craftsmanship, Gustav used this philosophy as a basis for all of his designs and construction processes. Throughout the years Gustav put this motto on the pieces of furniture he produced, coupled with a joiner’s compass (a woodworker’s tool) and his signature. Want to learn more? See more examples of shopmarks from all of the Stickley brothers here.

Gustav Stickley: Going Green
January 24, 2012
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In 1907 Gustav Stickley was worried. Not about designs, or finishes, but something that could be considered a very 21st century concern- the environment. At this time there were massive amounts of overtimbering, with little thought to the effect on nature. Faced with dwindling resources, Gustav began to write his beliefs of having a “respect for…materials” and never to “degrade them to wasteful and unlovely uses”. His philosophy of “living in harmony with nature” was inherent in Gustav and his brothers’ designs from the beginning and continues on today at L. & J.G. Stickley. Get the whole history of Stickley and green initiatives here.

Know Much About Dovetails?
January 19th, 2012
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You’re antiquing when you come upon the most gorgeous chest of drawers. As you examine the wood, the finish and the condition of the piece, you open up one of the drawers to reveal….dovetails. Perfect. The sign of a well-made piece of furniture, dovetails have been in use by furniture makers for centuries. This method of joining boards at the ends with interlocking tenons creates a strong, lasting piece of furniture. A good majority of the pieces in the museum have dovetails- from Gustav Stickley’s bedroom chest of drawers to our re-issue Mission pieces where dovetailed crossrails (the horizontal bar between drawers) are hidden but still provide stability- even without glue this joint is self-locking.

We are OPEN New Years Eve until 3pm
December 31, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will be OPEN on New Years Eve this Saturday, December 31st, 2011. The Museum's holiday open hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We will resume normal business hours the following Tuesday.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24. The museum will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, December 27. If you wish to set up a private museum tour, click the "Quick Link" on the left of the home page.

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November 26th, 2011
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Not sure what to do with all of the relatives visiting for Thanksgiving? Give them a taste of local history by coming to The Stickley Museum this Saturday, November 26th. We're open our normal weekend hours from 10am to 5pm.

stickley announces new museum director
October 24, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will have a new director, Sarah Lanigan, following a successful transition. Greg Vadney, the founding director of the museum, has departed to become Executive Director of the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Sarah returns to The Stickley Museum, having worked as Collections Assistant while achieving Master of Arts degrees in Museum Studies and Art History at Syracuse University.

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Welcome back bridal chest! After an unbelieveable 13 month tour, the groundbreaking exhibit 'Gustav Stickley and the Amrican Arts and Crafts Movement' is now complete. That means our bridal chest and factory pattern boards are finally back home. Thank you to Kevin Tucker and Dallas Museum of Art for putting together this exhibit for the ages.

extended saturday hours are back!
Beginning Sat., 9/10
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The Stickley Museum has returned to extended Saturday hours for your convenience. The museum is open 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Please stop by to visit us this autumn.

suny esf dorm filled with stickley furniture
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Students at The State University of New York's School of Environmental Science and Forestry are about to make you jealous. The school's Centennial Hall Dormatory has been outfitted in Stickley's new Campus Collection. This newly developed maple furniture group, intended for colleges and universities, is crafted from solid red maple harvested from sustainable forest reserves in the Allegany Mountains, harmonizing with the LEED cetified student housing. Before you go frothing about how cushy today's students have it, keep in mind that Stickley made dorm furniture throughout the mid-20th century as part of its Contract Furniture Line. The company's connection to ESF, a neighbor in Central New York, dates back even farther: Gustav Stickley suggested in an article in 'The Craftsman' magazine, that New York State should pursue the creation of a school devoted to sustainable forestry education. Months later, the state legislature approved the first funding for what would become the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. How's that for a deeply rooted partnership? (and an unnecessary pun!)

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Saturday, September 3, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 3 in honor of Labor Day. The museum will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, September 6. If you wish to set up a private museum tour, click the "Quick Link" on the left of the home page.

pasadena heritage walking tour
August 6, 2011
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San Diego isn't the only place to see great Arts and Crafts in southern California. Of course there's Pasadena! Pasadena Heritage will be holding a walking tour on Saturday, August 6. Contact Pasadena Heritage to sign up.

Craftsman Farms Afield was a great success
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We had a blast showing the group from Craftsman Farms our factory and museum. The group was sponsored by Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in NJ. We enjoyed the time spent with enthusiasts and friends new and old. Remember, you can make your own custom trip by scheduling a private tour or event with us.

major stickley exhibit in san diego
Now thru Sept. 11, 2011
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This is your last reminder: 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' is in its final weeks. San Diego Museum of Art has this now legendary collection of Stickley antiques, but the traveling exhibit closes on September 11. Don't miss the chance to see this superb exhibit!

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Tuesday, September 13
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Due to a special event, the museum will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 13. We regret any inconvenience. To set up a private tour of the museum, please contact the museum office at 315-682-5500 x2310.

the artists of stickley closes August 13
August 13, 2011
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August 13 is the final day to view our exhibit, 'The Artists of Stickley,' alligned with the Cultural Resources Council 'On My Own Time' art program. 'The Artists of Stickley' is an exclusive exhibition of employee artwork accomplished in various media. Come and celebrate the artistry of Stickley employees!

Stickley Craftsman Lecture Series
Sunday, June 5, 3:15pm
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The Stickley Museum invites you to the Craftsman Lecture Series. "The Artistry of Stickley" a discussion of the artistic work of Stickley craftspeople past and present will examine the non-furniture work achieved by Stickley through the years. The lecture takes place in The Stickley Museum immediately following the Violin Duets concert in the Fayetteville Free Library. Admission is free.

stickley presents Violin Duets at FFL
Sunday, June 5, 2:00pm
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Stickley presents a Special Violin Duet at the original L. & J.G. Stickley factory, now the Fayetteville Free Library. The 2011 series continues on Sunday, June 5. Join us for a lovely summer concert where Sara and Jeremy Mastrangelo perform in a program of violin duets. Music begins at 2:00pm.

Major Stickley Exhibit opens in San Diego
June 18, 2011
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The landmark travelling exhibit 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' makes its final stop in San Diego, CA this summer. Beginning on June 18, 2011, San Diego Museum of Art brings this now legendary collection of Stickley antiques to Southern California. The exhibit will continue throughout the summer - if you need an excuse to go to San Diego.

stickley roadshow visits Georgia
Thurs., May 19 at 7pm and Fri., May 20 at 11am
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On May 19 and 20, Weinburgers Furniture in Augusta, Georgia will be hosting the Stickley Roadshow. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. Take advantage of special Stickley savings during these events. On Thursday evening, Mike will be at the Augusta showroom. Meet and Greet begins at 6pm and the talk starts at 7pm. On Friday morning, Mike will speak at the Lake Oconee showroom in Greensboro, GA. That event begins at 10:30 with a short reception followed by a talk at 11am.

Roadshow hits South Carolina
Saturday, May 21 at 11am
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Greenville, South Carolina, get ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be visiting Old Colony Furniture in South Barrington on Saturday, May 21. The event is free to the public and begins at 11am, but seating is limited so contact Old Colony to RSVP.

roadshow visits Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 12, 7:00pm
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35+ year veteran of the company will provide an insider's view of Stickley furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be at Tubbies Furniture in State College, PA on Thursday, May 12. The event is free, but seating is limited. Call Tubbies at (814) 234-4566 x3 to reserve your spot!

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saturday, may 28
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The Stickley Museum will be closed Saturday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day. If you would like to schedule a private tour of The Stickley Museum the week prior or following Memorial Day weekend, click the "Quick Link" on the left side of the home page.

1. director's table
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A Harvey Ellis riff on a M.H. Baillie-Scott design, the ‘Director’s Table’ was the most often used dining table in Craftsman home drawings. The versatile table could be used for dining, as a library table, or as a conference table. Both Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops and L. & J.G. Stickley produced versions of this table, and Stickley is working on a new version to fit today’s home. Pros: This table is featured in the Dallas Museum of Art Stickley Exhibit Cons: We haven’t yet developed it into a bed, so it doesn’t fit every room in the home.

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The Stickley draw-top table (model #89-789) has undergone many different looks through the years. Early designer Peter Hansen developed and patented a guide system for Stickley in 1933 that was used on Cherry Valley dining tables for 40 years. Today, it has been modified for use in a butterfly jointed mission oak table. Pros: the self storing leaves can accommodate eight extra dining guests. Cons: Those guests will want you to keep demonstrating the cool guide system.

3. Gate Leg Table
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This massive drop leaf, gate legged table was the piece de resistance of the Cherry Valley Collection. For thirty years Stickley produced and sold this wonderful Colonial style table. Pros: It’s like you’re eating at Colonial Williamsburg! Cons: It was also the most expensive Stickley Cherry Valley table.

4. 21st century table
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This baby is part of Stickley’s 21st Century Collection. Clipped corners and canted legs, complemented with ebonized accents, provide a look that essentially tells food – “you’re lucky that you get to briefly sit on me.” Pros: The accented legs look like skyscrapers. Cons: Your food will get an ego.

5. Square extension table
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This is like the bigfoot of Stickley tables: we’ve only seen pictures from the catalog, never an actual example. It’s the work of that crazy German – Peter Hansen – who merged a pedestal concept with shoe feet to produce this wild, top heavy modern looking piece. Pros: It’s a reminder that late Stickley mission furniture could be bold and daring. Cons: Good luck finding one of these.

the completely arbitrary top 5 - dining tables
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Here it comes again: The "Completely Arbitrary Top Five List" on stickleymuseum.com. As a reminder, we have undertaken no scientific process to come up with this list. The methodology is "I think it looks neat." We're going to count down the top five Stickley dining tables. Wonder why your table didn't make the list? Contact us to make your argument. If we like your logic, we'll post your (short) response.

stickley roadshow visits Atlanta
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35+ year veteran of the company will provide an insider's view of Stickley furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be at Patterson Furniture in Atlanta on Saturday, March 26. Contact Patterson for times and locations.

Museum Roadshow Debuts in Denver
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19
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The Stickley Roadshow starts a new era this month: The Stickley Museum Roadshow debuts at our two Stickley, Audi and Company Showrooms in Denver. Join Stickley Museum curator, Greg Vadney, for a whirlwind history, from the vision of five furniture-making brothers, through the American Arts and Crafts era, and up to today. Greg will be at the Stickley, Audi and Company showroom in Englewood on Friday, March 18 beginning at 6:00pm, and at the Flatirons showroom in Broomfield on Saturday, March 19 at 10:00am. Both events are free and discounts will be in effect during the show. Seating is limited, so call ahead to reserve your place.

stickley roadshow in columbus, oh
Friday, 2/25 and Saturday, 2/26
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The Stickley Roadshow is in full swing, and arrives in Columbus, Ohio for two days at the end of February. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be at Lombard's Fine Furniture on Friday, 2/25 and Saturday, 2/26. Contact Lombard's for more details.

gustav stickley exhibit hits dallas
February 13, 2011
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The time has finally come. On Sunday, Feb. 13 Dallas Museum of Art opens 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' After years of research and preparations, and a three month run at the Newark Museum, DMA curator Kevin Tucker brings this ultimate showcase to Texas. A review of the exhibit can be found in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Roadshow Hits Chicago Area
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:00pm
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be visiting Toms-Price Furniture in South Barrington on Tuesday evening, March 8. The event is free to the public and begins at 7pm, but seating is limited so contact Toms-Price to RSVP.

Roadshow Visits Illinois
Monday, March 7, 2011 at 7:00pm
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Come see the Stickley Roadshow at Lippmann's Furniture in Peoria, IL. Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. The Roadshow at Lippmann's on Monday, March 7.

Second roadshow event at gabberts
Saturday, March 5, 1:00pm
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The Stickley Roadshow returns for Gabbert's third day of Arts and Crafts programming as Mike Danial presents "A Symphony of Designers," examining the many talented artists who worked behind the scenes at Stickley and are just beginning to be recognized by historians. Contact Gabberts Fine Furniture to register, because seating is limited.

Roadshow in Duluth
Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00pm
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The Stickley Roadshow rolls into Duluth on Friday, 3/4. Join Mike at HOM Furniture, beginning at 7pm.

roadshow at von hemert in so cal
Feb. 15, 7pm and feb. 16, 7pm
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The Stickley Roadshow rambles along the left coast with two stops at Von Hemert Interiors. Stickley historian Mike Danial will be visiting the Costa Mesa showroom on Tuesday, Feb. 15 and the Torrance showroom on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Both events begin at 7:00pm and will feature specials and giveaways. See Mike's rapid-fire history, care and repair tips, and hear Stickley stories galore. The program is free to the public, but seating is limited.

Stickley Roadshow hits Thousand Oaks, CA
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7pm
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Company Historian Mike Danial's Stickley Roadshow winds down the California tour with a visit to PTS Furniture in Thousand Oaks, CA. The event begins at 7pm and seating is limited, so call ahead for details.

stickley roadshow in salt lake city, utah
February 11 & 12
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Come out to Forsey's Furniture Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah for two sessions of The Stickley Roadshow. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be presenting at Forsey's on Friday, Feb. 11 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10:30am - 11:30am. Seating is limited, so call ahead. Forsey's will be drawing prizes for attendees.

Stickley Roadshow Events in Minnesota
Thursday, March 3, 6:30pm
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Enjoy a rare insider's look at one of America's most legendary furniture companies with Mike Danial, 35 year woodworker and Stickley Corporate Historian & Restoration Director. Mike is hosting "Everything You Wanted to Know About Stickley But Didn't Know Who To Ask" at Gabberts Fine Furniture in Edina, MN. Meet members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, whose goal is to encourage the highest standards in woodworking. Reservations Requested. And on Friday, March 4, Gabberts hosts a talk on the social reach of the Arts and Crafts Movement with Kent Gebhard.

the happiest place on earth
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On the NBC Today Show webpage - a travel column about "grown up" activities in and around Orlando, FL. Our friends at the Morse Museum are featured, with their supurb collection of Arts and Crafts decorative arts including many fine examples of Stickley. More fine examples of Stickley are to be found at Slone Brothers Furniture in nearby Longwood, FL - and you can take this stuff home! Because a Goofy hat is nice, but a Stickley chair makes a better souvenir.

roadshow visits dallas
Tuesday, 2/22 and Wednesday, 2/23
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Uh oh. First, the Dallas Museum of Art unveils its landmark exhibit 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement.' Now Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial is coming to our new Dallas retailer, Stacy's Furniture, for a two day Stickley Roadshow extravaganza. It's Stickley Overload!!! Come out to Stacy's Grapevine showroom on Tuesday, 2/22 (6pm - 9pm) or to Stacy's Allen showroom on Wednesday, 2/23 (6pm - 9pm) and experience the roadshow.

major stickley exhibit - closing may 8!
Spring, 2011
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'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' is closing up its second leg at the Dallas Museum of Art. This leg will end May 8, but the exhibit continues this summer at the San Diego Museum of Art. A review of the exhibit can be found in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

block print sale for Japan relief
April, 2011
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Over the past weeks, we have been rivited by the events in Japan. The catastrophic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster has been met with support from around the globe to bolster the courageous Japanese people. Artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, a native of Tokyo, has produced a new block print, "Matsushima Bay," which she is selling through Arts and Crafts Press to raise money for relief efforts. ALL PROCEEDS from this print ($30/print) will go towards a volunteer organization called Empact Northwest that is at this moment in Japan working to provide medical relief in the Sendai area. Please consider contributing to relief efforts.

Stickley and his work
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 1pm
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The Stickley Museum will present "Stickley and His Work," a short, informative talk by curator Greg Vadney at the museum on Saturday, April 23. The talk, which begins at 1pm, is part of the CNYArtists Hecklectic Eclectic Art Show in the Fayetteville Free Library.

the stickley museum wishes you a happy new year
January 1, 2011
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The Stickley Museum wishes you a safe, enjoyable and productive new year! Get ready for a year of new programs, special events, and little nuggets of Stickley history you've come to expect from stickleymuseum.com

stickley in furniture world magazine
January, 2011
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Stickley was profiled in Furniture World Magazine in their January, 2011 issue. It features a conversation with our Owner, President and CEO, Aminy Audi. Included in the article are additional profiles of retailers, including our good friends and Detroit-area retailers Gorman's Furniture. The article is available here.

robert judson clark remembered
January 5, 2010
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To all who study American Arts and Crafts, a debt is owed Robert Judson Clark. Clark was behind 'The Arts & Crafts Movement in America: 1876-1916,' the landmark 1972 Princeton University exhibit often credited as the catalyst for the revival of American Arts and Crafts. Professor Clark died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, after a long illness. We share the grief of loss and the celebration of life with his family and with the entire Arts and Crafts community. A full remembrance of Robert Judson Clark can be found at Bruce Johnson's website, artsandcraftscollector.com

roadshow starts 2011 in Wisconsin
Friday, Jan. 28 & Saturday, Jan. 29
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The Stickley Roadshow kicks off the 2011 tour with back to back shows at Stevens Design in Madison, Wisconsin. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be at Stevens on Friday night, January 28, beginning at 6:30pm (show begins 7:15) and then on Saturday morning, January 29 at 10:00am (show begins at 10:30). Seating is limited, so RSVP to Stevens.

1. l & jg stickley bow arm morris chair
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Here it is: The #1 mission Morris chair . Like the #369 spindle chair, this bow arm wasn’t very popular in the early years – it was made by L. & J.G. Stickley for a few years around 1910. What were those people thinking? Leopold Stickley and his head designer Peter Hansen took Gustav’s basic bow arm design and solidified it with four centered side slats and a straight seat apron on the profile. These changes, along with L. & J.G. Stickley’s signature elongated corbel brackets, merged the elemental simplicity of the bow arm with the structural integrity of the mission Morris chair. Pros: Perfectly balances beauty and solidity. Cons: If you buy one, you might start napping a lot more. Bonus Pro: Did we mention that we make a motorized version?

2. gus bow arm morris chair
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Iconic. The bow arm Morris chair was a staple of the Stickley line in the early 1900s. The Lamont Warner design: reverse-tapered legs, curved arms and arched seat apron give it a graceful simplicity. This chair was reissued in 2004 and is among the most loved Stickley chairs – but it didn’t reach number 1. Pros: The chair’s clean, geometric lines give it street cred with Modernists . Cons: Do you really want street cred with Modernists?

3. Tsuba Morris Chair
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This brand spanking new chair is from Stickley’s Pasadena Bungalow Collection. They used the basic outline of the Morris Chair and Greene-and-Greened it up. It’s crafted from sapelli, an African hardwood, and contains a multitude of carvings, piercings, and ebonized hardwood accents. Pros: “Tsuba” is the decorative hand guard for a samurai sword . That’s right – a samurai sword. Cons: Your other furniture will feel less cool.

4. slat side morris chair
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This is an old classic. Made by Gustav Stickley (first as the model #2342, then #332) and by L. & J.G. Stickley (#798, #498), this chair had all of the rugged, solid presence you wanted in an Arts & Crafts recliner. This chair is not currently made by Stickley. Pros: You can pretend you’re Teddy Roosevelt, drinking scotch and talking about your next safari. Cons: It kind of looks like you’re sitting in a crate.

5. Spindle morris chair
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The spindle Morris chair (model #369) debuted for Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops in 1906. But the spindle furniture didn’t sell well, and the chair was retired by 1909. Apparently spindles are cooler now, because the model was reissued in 1989 and has been going strong for over twenty years. Pros: Bent arms prevent inattentive houseguests from leaving drinks (and drink rings) on arms. Cons: Having to repeatedly correct same houseguests that “No, Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t make this chair.”

the completely arbitrary top 5 - morris chairs
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Here is the first "Completely Arbitrary Top Five List" on stickleymuseum.com. As the name suggests, we have undertaken no scientific process to come up with this list. The methodology is "I think it looks neat." We start by counting down the top five Stickley Morris chairs - icons of the Arts and Crafts movement. Wonder why your chair didn't make the list? Contact us to make your argument. If we like your logic, we'll post your (short) response.

Museum closed on New Years Day
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on New Years Day, Saturday, January 1. The museum will return to normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 4. If you wish to set up a private museum tour, click the "Quick Link" on the left of the home page.

the stickley roadshow ends 2010 in High Point, NC
Saturday, December 4, 11:00am
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Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be conducting his "Walk Through the Woods" at the Stickley High Point showroom. During the free event, the showroom will have special discounts and door prizes will be drawn for registered guests. Call to RSVP.

roadshow returns to Charlotte
Friday, December 3, 6:30pm
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Join Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian on "A Walk Through the Woods," a walking tour through the showroom that integrates Stickley history, furniture history, and Stickley construction. Mike will be returning to the Stickley Since 1900 showroom in Charlotte. Event begins at 6:30pm on Friday, December 3. There will be special deals on Stickley and prizes the night of the tour. Space is limited, so RSVP 704.442.7171.

roadshow stops in iowa
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:00pm
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Join Stickley's historian, Mike Danial, on a joyride through all things Stickley. The Roadshow is at Artis Home Gallerie in West Des Moines on Thursday night, beginning at 6:00pm. Guests are elegible for drawings of 50% off certificates and door prizes. Seating is limited, so contact Artis Home Galerie to reserve your spot.

Stickley Roadshow is stormin' gorman's in michigan
Friday, 11/19, Saturday, 11/20, and Sunday, 11/21
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Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian, brings his Stickley Roadshow to three Gorman's Furniture locations in Michigan the weekend of November 19 through 21. On Friday night at 7:00pm, Mike visits Gorman's Troy Showroom. Saturday afternoon, he will be at the Novi Showroom from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The tour finishes on Sunday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Lakeside Showroom. Enjoy these incomparable shows!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Stickley Museum. THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, SATURDAY 12/25, AND ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, SATURDAY 1/1. THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN DURING OUR REGULAR HOURS (11:30AM TO 5:00PM) ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28. Please give us a visit if you're in Central New York for the holidays.

alert! museum opens at 11am on Saturday
Saturday, January 29, 2011
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The Stickley Museum will be opening at 11am, an hour later than our usual opening, on Saturday, Jan. 29. We will be closing at our regular time, 5pm.

stickley roadshow in scranton, pa
Saturday, Oct. 9, 6pm
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The Stickley Roadshow comes to Penn Furniture in Scranton. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identify shop marks and brands, explain design history, and share some favorite Stickley stories. The event is free, but seating is limited - contact Penn Furniture to RSVP.

Stickley Road Show & More at Reids' Fine Furniture
Thursday, September 30, 5:30pm
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Wood Wine and Wonder
Sept 30
5:30 Wood Wine and Wonder Norah’s Café
The Taubman Museum of Art in Downtown Roanoke
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1324 Grandin Road, S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015
Call for more info 540-342-1844 or E-mail: info@reidsfine.com

Stickley Road Show & More at Reids' Fine Furniture
Friday, October 1, 2:00pm & 6:00pm
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Appraisals and Stickley Road Show
Oct 1
2:00 Appraisals in the Showroom
6:00 Road Show event Reservations required
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1324 Grandin Road, S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015
Call for more info 540-342-1844 or E-mail: info@reidsfine.com

Stickley Roadshow - Modesto, california
Monday, Sept. 27, 6:00pm
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Slater's Home Furnishings welcomes Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company. Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 110-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Mike will be at Slater's Modesto showroom on September 27. Meet and greet at 5:30pm, with the Stickley Roadshow begining at 6:00pm. RSVP with Slater's as space is limited.

Stickley roadshow - Menlo Park, California
Tuesday, September 28, 7:00pm
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The Stickley Roadshow is in the Bay Area on Tuesday, 9/28, as Mike visits Flegel's Fine Furniture in Menlo Park. Please RSVP for this unique event.

stickley roadshow - santa rosa, ca
Wednesday, September 29, 6pm
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Californians, here's your last chance for the Ultimate Stickley Experience! Mike closes his West Coast tour with a trip to Pedersen's Santa Rosa Showroom. He'll be there on Wednesday, 9/29 at 7pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a Stickley jewelry box.

tiffany treasures at corning museum of glass
Through October, 2010
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Corning Museum of Glass, a must-see desitination for any Arts and Crafts fan, is currently exhibiting some incredible Favrile Glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany .

stickley roadshow - cincinatti
Fri., 9/17 and Sat., 9/18
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Double Roadshow? Oh Yeah! Mike is going to be at Verbarg's Kenwood showroom on Friday, September 17 at 7pm, and on Saturday, September 18 at 10am. Stickley's the best - find out why. Call ahead for seating.

Stickley roadshow - kentucky
Thurs., 9/16
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike is at Suff's Furniture in Nicholasville, KY on Thursday, September 16. The event begins at 6pm.

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Saturday, Sept. 18
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The Stickley Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 18 to participate in the Fayetteville Festival. Please call the museum at 315-682-5500 to schedule a private appointment at the museum.

Roadshow kicks off 2010-2011 season in Kansas
Wed., 9/8 and Thurs., 9/9
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This Stickley Roadshow starts the season in style at Traditions Furniture in Kansas. Traditions will host back to back events, on Wednesday, September 8 at 7pm in their Wichita showroom and Thursday, September 9 at 7pm at their Kansas City showroom. Seating is limited so call Traditions in advance.

major stickley exhibit profiled in wsj
November, 2010
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'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' is still making big waves in the press. The national travelling exhibit, currently on display at New Jersey's magnificent Newark Museum has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal. The exhibit, which includes a 1901 cedar lined bride's chest from our collection, continues at the Newark Museum through January 2, 2011, then moves to Dallas and San Diego.

stickley roadshow in montana
Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:00pm
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Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian, closes out his tour of the West with a roadshow stop at Wagners Home Furnishings in Missoula, Montana. See Mike's rapid-fire history, care and repair tips, and hear Stickley stories galore. The program is free to the public, but seating is limited. Call Wagners to reserve your seat.

roadshow begins Pacific NW swing in seattle
Monday, Nov. 1 6:00pm
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The Stickley Roadshow begins a week in the Pacific Northwest with a stop at Masins on Main Street in Bellvue, WA. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. The event is free, but seating is limited. Call Masins to RSVP.

Stickley roadshow visits British Columbia
Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Wed., Nov. 3
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Fifty-four Forty or fight? Nah, Mike's cool. The Stickley roadshow with Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, heads to British Columbia, Canada. He'll be at Jordan's Furniture, first in Kelowna, BC on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 6:00pm, and at the Coquitlam showroom on Wednesday, Nov. 3, also at 6:00pm. Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike.

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Thursday, October 28, 7pm
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You've seen enough autumn leaves. Now see the best part of the tree! The Stickley Roadshow visits our Stickley Audi and Company showroom in Enfield, Connecticut on Thursday, 10/28 beginning at 7:00. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. There will be specials and giveaways during the evening. Seating is limited, so make sure to call ahead.

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Friday, October 29, 7pm
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Boo! Stickley historian Mike Danial will tell ghost stories about the haunted Stickley showroom...or maybe not. Mike is at the Stickley, Audi and Co. showroom in Natick, Massachusetts on Friday, October 29. Enjoy his fast paced presentation of Stickley history, tips on caring for your furniture, and general Stickley mayhem! Giveaways and discounts will be in effect, but seating is limited so call ahead.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010
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The Stickley Museum will close at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 16. If you would like to schedule a special tour of the museum from Wednesday to Friday, contact us at 315-682-5500 x2616, or go to the "contact us" page.

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May 28, 2010
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Louisville's Courier Journal profiled an outstanding house renovation by a local family. Read and see how they integrated Stickley into their home. If you would like to share photos of Stickley in your home, click the "Contact The Museum" quick link on the left of the home page.

major stickley exhibit now open!
September 15, 2010
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After years of preparation, the landmark exhibit The 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' has opened. The first leg of its national tour is at the Newark Museum. You can view this incredible exhibit in Newark, NJ until January 2, 2011. Here are some of the early reviews.

New Day NW Welcomes the Stickley roadshow
Wed., May 19
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Check out Mike Danial's appearance on KING 5 Seattle's, New Day Northwest from Wednesday, May 19.

acscny sponsors 'Architects as interior designers'
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York and the Onondaga Historical Association present 'Architects as Interior Designers,' a lecture by Cheryl Robertson, on Sunday May 23, 2010 at 2PM. This illustrated lecture will focus on interiors at the turn-of-the-20th century and how the “total work of art” merges with “the simple life” idea in American ideology and practice. The lecture takes place at Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010
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The Stickley Museum will begin operating on Summer Hours on Saturday, July 3. Through the months of July and August, the museum will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays (Tuesday hours remain 11:30am to 5pm)

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Wednesday, May 19, 6:00pm
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Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be at Selden's Furniture in Tacoma, WA. The Roadshow begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 19. Seating is limited, so call ahead for reservations.

Art and Antiques magazine writes up stickley show
Sept. 2010
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Art and Antiques has written a comprehensive account of the upcoming Stickley travelling exhibit: "What (Stickley) promoted, in effect, was ‘factory craft,’ combining hand-craftsmanship and machine-based methods to make artistic products of high quality.” Read the article

Major Stickley Exhibit just days away!
Opening Sept. 15, 2010
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The groundbreaking travelling exhibit, 'Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement' opens its two year, cross country tour at The Newark Museum in Newark, NJ on Friday, September 15. If you consider yourself a fan of American furniture, you can not miss this exhibit.

stickley roadshow visits toronto
Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will provide an insider's view of Stickley furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be in Toronto as a guest of Manderley Manor, Toronto's Home for Stickley. The two day event includes talks on June 4 at 7pm, and June 5 at 11am and 2pm. It will be held at the Regent Theatre in Toronto.

tiffany treasures at corning museum of glass
Through October, 2010
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Corning Museum of Glass, a must-see desitination for any Arts and Crafts fan, is currently exhibiting some incredible Favrile Glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany . An accompanying exhibit of watercolors by designers Alice Gouvy and Lilliann Palmie is at Corning's Rakow Library until April 30, 2010.

morse museum's ongoing arts and crafts exhibit
Through Spring 2011
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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art, nationally known for its collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany , has yet another reason for art enthusiasts to visit Winter Park, Florida. The museum has opened 'The Virtues of Simplicity,' an Arts & Crafts exhibit that includes many Stickley-made objects from the Morse collection. The exhibit runs until Spring, 2011.

Ever Green Stickley - celebrate earth day
Saturday, April 24
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Since 1900, the Stickley philosophy has been, "living in harmony with nature." Stickley is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. We'll be celebrating Earth Day 2010 company wide, and encourge you to take time to improve your environment. Learn more about Stickley's sustainable building practices here.

stickley presents the syracuse symphony
Sunday, April 25, 2pm
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Stickley presents the Syracuse Symphony Ensemble Series at the original L. & J.G. Stickley factory, now the Fayetteville Free Library. The 2010 series continues on Sunday, April 25 with the tring Quartet and Clarinetist, JOHN FRIEDRICHS playing Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581. Music begins at 2:00pm.

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April 3, 2010
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The Stickley Museum will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 3. Please visit us during the Easter Weekend.

gustav stickley exhibit coming to Newark Museum
September, 2010 through September, 2011
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The Newark Museum will open the first national exhibition devoted to Gustav Stickley next month. Here is a rundown of the groundbreaking Stickley exhibit organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and travelling across America over the next year. The Stickley Museum is proud to be included as a loaning institution. Look for our 1901 Bridal Chest (pictured) among other objects and photos supplied by L. & J.G. Stickley, Inc.

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This article from The Grand Rapids Press profiles Stickley and the unique passion homeowners have for us. And this one from American Bungalow Magazine highlights collectors of early Stickley furniture.

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Saturday, March 13
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The Stickley Museum will reopen on Saturday, March 13. We will be operating on our regular schedule: Saturdays, 10:00 to 5:00, Tuesdays, 11:30 to 5:00, and by appointment. Thank you for your patience.

Stickley Roadshow in Grand Rapids, mi
Saturday, Mar. 13 and Sunday, Mar. 14
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Grand Rapids, you might not realize this, but you're Stickley country. Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience at Custom Design Furniture. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be at Custom Design Furniture, the new home of Stickley in Grand Rapids, on Saturday, March 13 at 7pm and Sunday, March 14 at 10:30 am. Seating is limited, so call ahead for reservations.

come to the stickley roadshow in Atlanta
Fri., 4/30, 7:30pm and Sat., 5/1, 10:30am
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This weekend, The Stickley Roadshow visits Patterson Furniture's stores in Lilburn (on Friday) and Roswell (on Saturday). Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 110-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. Take advantage of special Stickley savings and drawings on both days for Stickley's 2010 Collector Cabinet.

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Tuesday, March 9
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Due to building mechanical problems, the museum will be closed to the public on Tuesday, March 9. We regret any inconvenience. Check back to stickleymuseum.com for more information.

Stickley Roadshow - Peoria, Illinois
Monday, March 8
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On Monday, March 8, The Stickley Road Show visits Lippman's Furniture and Interiors in Peoria, Illinois. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 109-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. Take advantage of special Stickley savings during this event.

stickley roadshow - birmingham, alabama
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Alabama, get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be at Birmingham Wholesale Furniture on April 29, at 7:00pm.

Roadshow in Minnesota
Saturday, Mar. 6, 1:00pm
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience at Gabberts in Minnesota. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be at Gabberts Design Studio and Fine Furnishings, 3501 Galleria, in Edina, MN on March 6 at 1pm. Seating is limited, so call ahead for reservations.

Stickley at the Art Institute of Chicago
Nov. 7, 2009 thru Jan. 30, 2010
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There is little time left to see the Art Institute of Chicago's outstanding Arts & Crafts exhibit, 'Apostles of Beauty.' If you are in the Chicago area, don't miss the chance to see some of your favorite Stickley antiques, and be sure to pick up a full color exhibit catalogue. The exhibit ends on January 30.

A&C Exhibit Open in Florida
Ongoing until January 3, 2010
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Spend some time this winter down in Florida and catch another great exhibit that features Stickley. This one, at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, features the collection of the Two Roses Foundation - one of the nation's best collections of Arts and Crafts antiques.

Take a closer look at Stickley rugs
Sunday, March 7, 3:00pm
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The Stickley Craftsman Workshops Series presents Stickley Rug Expert Chris Bingham at The Stickley Museum. Mr. Bingham will bring along some Stickley rugs, and show you how traditional rug making techniques are used to make Stickley rugs. Museum director Greg Vadney will add a little about the history of Stickley rugs. The demonstration will begin at approx. 3:00pm, following a performance by the Syracuse Symphony Ensemble.

mike is at it again
Friday - Sunday, Feb. 26-28
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Mike Daniel, intrepid Stickley Corporate Historian, doesn't know how to take a break. Mike will be speaking about the history of Stickley Furniture at this weekend's Grand Opening of Paradise Plaza , a unique indoor market in Dewitt, NY. Mike will be presenting: Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:00pm, Saturday, Feb. 27 at noon, and Sunday, Feb. 28 at noon. Admission is free.

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From the "in case you missed it" file: Stickley was featured last month at Tokyo Designers Week. Under the concept 'Urbane Hotel Style,' a Stickley room suite was created in the Tokyo Shinjuku Park Tower. The early Stickley designers were greatly influenced by Japanese art when designing the bold mission furniture for which Stickley is known. How fitting, then, for this thoroughly American style to be celebrated in Tokyo.

A Well Crafted Legacy in Albany, NY
Thursday, December 10 at 12:15pm
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The Stickley Museum's director, Greg Vadney, will be at the New York State Library in Albany on Thursday, Dec. 10 as part of the library's Noontime Programs Series. Spend your lunch learning about one of New Yorks greatest industrial treasures, and get some tips on how you might find a hidden Stickley gem. More information is here

Grove Park Inn Conference is here!
Feb. 19 through Feb. 21
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This year, the annual Grove Park Inn Conference, the largest American Arts and Crafts showcase of the year, will feature Stickley like never before: Stickley Historian Mike Danial presents "In Defense of Leopold Stickley," to the conference on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10am. The Stickley Museum presents "Found in the L. & J.G. Stickley Factory," a small exhibition of the company's collection that will be on display all weekend at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.

Syracuse university & Stickley Debut Exhibit
Feb. 13 through Feb. 25
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The Stickley Museum, L. & J.G. Stickley Inc., and students from Syracuse University's Museum Studies Program have collaborated on an exhibition lab project that will open to the public through February, 2010. The exhibition is located in the new visual design gallery at The Warehouse in Syracuse's Armory Square District.

Stickley Roadshow returns to Pasedena, California
Wednesday, Feb. 10
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Stickley Corporate Historian Mike Danial will be at Fedde's in Pasedena, CA on February 10. Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 109-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike.

Mike Danial to speak in Redlands, California
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:00pm
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Stickley Historian Mike Danial will be speaking at the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands, CA as a guest of The Redlands Area Historical Society Old House Group. Doors open at 6:30pm, with refreshments and door prizes.

Strictly Stickley Reception at SU Design Gallery
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2pm - 4pm
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The Design Gallery at Syracuse University's "The Warehouse" will host a reception for "Strictly Stickley," an exhibition lab project by the SU Museum Studies department using exclusively loaned objects from The Stickley Museum.

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Saturday, Feb. 20 10am to 2pm
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The Stickley Museum will be closing early on Saturday, February 20. Hours for the day will be 10:00am to 2:00pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please join us from 2pm to 4pm at The Warehouse, Syracuse University, for "Strictly Stickley," an exhibit collaboration between SU and The Stickley Museum (see below).

whoa! stickley hits record highs at auction
december 17, 2009
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Stickley reached unprecedented highs during a sale at Sotheby's in New York on December 17. A single, shoe foot Harvey Ellis designed chair sold for $206,500 (including buyer's premium) and an extremely well cared for, early Poppy table commanded $176,500. A reissue of the Poppy table is this year's Stickley Collector's Piece, and is only available until December 31, (at a substantially price lower than one hundred seventy-six thousand dollars, I might add). The top Stickley object at the Sotheby's auction was a hand-hammered copper chandelier that sold for $230,000. Sixteen Stickley objects combined to sell for nearly one million dollars, hinting that Stickley antiques are still among America's most desirable.

Roadshow begins 2010 in Salt Lake City
Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6
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Come out to Forsey's Furniture Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah for the first two sessions of The Stickley Roadshow's 2010 season. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike will be presenting at Forsey's on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, and on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10:30am - 11:30am. Seating is limited, so call ahead. Forsey's will be drawing prizes for attendees.

Elbert Hubbard / Roycrofters on Public Television
November 23, 2009
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"Elbert Hubbard: An American Original" debuts on PBS nationally on Nov. 23. Hubbard founded the Roycrofters, which made furniture and many other decorative arts in the early 1900s, including the original designs that inspire Stickley's Roycroft Collection. Contact your local PBS station for details.

Roadshow Ends the Year in North Carolina
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 6:30pm
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Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian will lead "A Walk Through the Woods," a walking tour through the showroom that integrates Stickley history, furniture history, and Stickley construction. Join him at the Stickley Since 1900 showroom in Charlotte. Event begins at 6:30pm. There will be special deals on Stickley and prizes the night of the tour. Space is limited, so RSVP 704.442.7171.

second north carolina roadshow in high point
Saturday, December 5, 11:00am
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Mike will present "A Walk Through the Woods" on Saturday, 12/5 at our High Point, NC showroom. Don't miss the chance to see this, the last Stickley Roadshow of the year. Again, space is limited, so call to reserve your spot 336.887.1336.

happy new year from the stickley museum
OPEN SATURDAY, JAN. 2 FROM 10 TO 5
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The Stickley Museum will be open on Saturday, January 2 from 10:00am to 5:00pm - our normal saturday schedule. Please give us a visit.

Stickley roadshow - St. Catharines, Ontario
Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thursday, Nov. 5
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The Stickley roadshow with Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, heads to Canada. Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 109-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. On Wednsday, 11/4 and Thursday, 11/5, the Roadshow will be at Critelli's Furniturein St. Catharines, Ontario.

stickley roadshow - Kingston, ontario
Saturday, November 7
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Mike Danial crosses Lake Ontario to James Reid Furniture in Kingston, Ontario on 11/7 to deliver another Stickley Roadshow.

stickley roadshow in houston
Saturday, November 14, 1pm
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The Stickley Roadshow is bigger in Texas! Mike will be part of a Louis Shanks day-long furniture event. Come to Louis Shanks' Fondren showroom at 1pm on Saturday, November 14 to join the fun.

Roadshow stops in Des Moines
Thursday, November 12 at 6:30pm
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Join Stickley's historian, Mike Danial, on a joyride through all things Stickley. The Roadshow is at Artis Home Gallerie in West Des Moines on Thursday night, beginning at 6:30pm.

The stickley roadshow pulls into Iowa
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5:00pm
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The Stickley Roadshow visits Iowa. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike's at Home Interiors in Cedar Falls on Wednesday. A meet and greet with Mike is scheduled beginning at 5pm, followed by The Stickley Roadshow presentation at 7pm.

Museum hours unchanged for thanksgiving weekend
November 22 - November 28
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The Stickley Museum will be open during our regular hours through the week of Thanksgiving. We're open Tuesday from 11:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. We will be unable to schedule special appoinments on Wednesday, 11/25 through Friday, 11/27, and no, the Stickley Museum does not have a Black Friday sale. Nice try though.

the stickley roadshow visits Thousand Oaks, CA
Friday, October 30
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Trick or Treat? Treat! Company Historian Mike Danial's Stickley Roadshow winds down the California tour with a visit to PTS Furniture in Thousand Oaks, CA on the night before Halloween. Ask him to share some of the Stickley ghost stories.

Come to the Stickley Roadshow in So Cal
Thursday, October 29, 7pm
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Get ready for the ultimate Stickley experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company, hosts The Stickley Roadshow. The Roadshow visits Von Hemert Interiors, Costa Mesa on Thursday, 10/29 at 7pm.

Roadshow begins west coast swing in san diego
Wednesday, October 28, 6pm
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Seaside Home in La Jolla hosts the Stickley Roadshow on Wednesday, October 28. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture.

who was gustav stickley?
Sunday, November 8, 3:15pm to 4:15pm
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The Stickley Craftsman Lecture Series presents "Who Was Gustav Stickley?" The Myths and the Truths behind Stickley will be revealed by The Stickley Museum's Curator, Greg Vadney. The talk and tour is free and open to the public, following a performance by the Syracuse Symphony Flute and Strings Ensemble. Event starts at 2pm, Talk and Tour to follow musical performance.

Last Chance to see Greene & Greene in Boston
ONGOING UNTIL sunday, OCTOBER 18, 2009
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is currently exhibiting a breathtaking collection of furnishings from Charles and Henry Greene. Greene and Greene are recognized as major contributors to the Arts and Crafts movement in the West. Together they invented the Pasedena Bungalow style of architecture, influenced greatly by Stickley’s Craftsman Style. They eventually returned the favor, becoming influences on later Stickley design.

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled their updated American Wing earlier this summer, and included some wonderful Stickley furniture in the revamped decorative arts exhibit. A Harvey Ellis shoe-foot chair, and a hexagonal library table are among the Stickley representatives in the renovated permanent exhibit.

High point highlights from the past
wednesday, october 21
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The furniture market is coming to a close, and the response to our furniture was great - which means that you will be seeing some new Stickley designs soon. (I can't give things away - but there is a very special...) Hey, before I forget, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the Mission Oak reissue. At the spring market in 1989, Stickley announced that it was reviving the mission oak line. The company, unbelievably, had not made that furniture style since 1922.

outsiders market perspective
Monday, Oct. 19
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Well the furniture market is in full swing down in High Point, North Carolina. This gathering of approximately 85,000 furniture industry professionals is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year, but furniture markets (the "trade show" of the furniture world) have been around for a very long time. It was at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Furniture Market in 1900 that Gustav Stickley unveiled his first Arts & Crafts style furniture (see photo above). The "New Furniture" was an immediate hit, and the Stickley legend was born. One hundred and nine years later, Stickley is again producing some of those first designs, including the #1005 table and the 2009 Collector's item, the #26 Poppy Table.

high point market
October 17 through October 22
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There is excitement around Stickley these days. It's Market Week, and many of us are eager to hear how our new designs are being received. Want to see the new designs? You can't. The High Point Furniture Market is an exclusive place: Industry insiders only. I'd like to give you the insider's information but I can't. I'm not an insider. So for the next few days I'm going to give you the EXCLUSIVE Outsider's Perspective of the High Point Furniture Market. Excited?

Stickley and the national parks
September 27 to October 2
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Have you seen the new miniseries by Ken Burns, 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea'? It airs this week on PBS. Gustav Stickley was a fierce proponent of environmental conservation, including the national parks. He used 'The Craftsman' magazine as a mouthpiece for promoting "green" living. Check out a recent story written in the Syracuse Post Standard about Stickley and environmentalism.

The stickley roadshow in Fayetteville, NY
saturday, october 3, 2009, 11:00am
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The Stickley Roadshow comes home to the Syracuse area. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company Mike will take a fast-paced, informative and entertaining look at Stickley Furniture's remarkable 109-year history. He'll discuss unique construction features, identifying marks and brands, design history, and some favorite Stickley stories. Bring in a photo of your old Stickley piece for an informal appraisal by Mike. Take advantage of special Stickley savings during this event. Mike will be at the flagship Stickley, Audi and Company in Fayetteville, NY. For more info, visit the Stickley, Audi and Co. website.

VISIT US AT THE FAYETTEVILLE FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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The Stickley Museum will be at the Fayetteville Festival at Beard Park in the Village of Fayetteville. Visit us from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 26 (rain date, Sept. 27) and have your photo taken in the oversized Stickley Eastwood Chair crafted for the Dalai Lama. Visit the Village of Fayetteville's Website www.fayettevilleny.gov.

Stickley roadshow stops in Natick, Massachusetts
Friday, September 25
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be at Stickley, Audi and Company in Natick, MA. For more info, visit the Stickley, Audi and Co. website.

STICKLEY ROADSHOW - KANSAS CITY
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Bring your own Stickley stories, photos, or furniture. Mike is at Traditions in Overland Park, Kansas on September 9. For more info, visit www.traditionsfurniture.com

STICKLEY ROADSHOW - ST. LOUIS
Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12
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Get Ready for the ultimate Stickley Experience. Mike Danial, Stickley Corporate Historian and 35 year veteran of the company will share a bit of history, a dash of legend and a whole lot of knowledge about who we were, who we are, and what you should know about your furniture. Mike will be at Dau Furniture in Ellisville, MO on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12. For more info, visit www.daufurniture.com

Welcome to Chips
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No, it's not a reference to Erik Estrada's groundbreaking television show. "Chips" is inspired by the original writings of Gustav Stickley's "Chips from the Craftsman Workshops" - musings about the goings on of the Stickley company and the general Arts and Crafts world. This section will be devoted to information, events and maybe a few general thoughts and bits of Stickley history. Check back often.

We Remember our owner alfred audi
September 29, 2009
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Today is the second anniversary of Alfred Audi's passing. In 1974, Alfred bought the struggling L. & J.G. Stickley. With his wife, our current president Aminy Audi, he led a new generation of craftspeople in the revitalization of Stickley. This morning, a new memorial plaque was unveiled near a solitary white oak that overlooks our Manlius factory. We miss Alfred, but we will forever feel his presence.

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