About Public Programs at the Stickley Museum
During the first decade of the 20th century, education was of great concern to many reformers: People like John Dewey and Prince Peter Kropotkin argued for a combined manual and academic education. Stickley had no doubt about where he stood:
For him Craftsman Farms would be
Gustav Stickley’s dream was never fully realized, but in a sense it exists today because the need for it still exists. Perhaps he himself best expresses this when, speaking of the general Craftsman movement, he says,
“It stands for the rights of the children to health and happiness, through an education that will develop hands as well as heads; an education that will give them that love and enthusiasm for useful work which is every child’s rightful heritage, and fit them to take their places as efficient members of a great democracy.”
We invite you to experience our educational programs, offered in the spirit of Gustav Stickley’s original dreams for Craftsman Farms and made fully relevant to our 21st century lives.
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2012 educational programs are funded, in part, by generous grants from PSE&G and the Arts and Crafts Research Fund.
April 16, 2014
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