Original Exhibition imageOriginal: Gustav Stickley Furnishes His Log House

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, May 20 to Sunday December 31, 2017


    DIRT: Homekeeping in the Progressive Era with Pete Mars on 3 Saturdays only!

    Connoisseur Tours with co-curator Dr. Jonathan Clancy

This spring, we are happy to present a new exhibition! Original: Gustav Stickley Furnishes His Log House will be on display during all tours of the Log House from Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, December 31, 2017Plan your visit today!

The new exhibition Original: Gustav Stickley Furnishes His Log House, co-curated by Dr. Jonathan Clancy and Peter K. Mars, will explore the original interior of the Log House, Stickley’s family home and the heart of his ideal country estate, Craftsman Farms. From 1911 to 1917, the Log House served as a showcase for Stickley’s signature Craftsman Workshops furnishings and for his Arts and Crafts aesthetic. The exhibition, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of Stickley’s 1917 sale of the property, will celebrate his achievement at Craftsman Farms with a fresh, comprehensive focus on the Log House interior and its original furnishings.

Presenting a comprehensive view of Stickley’s material world, the exhibition will be incorporated throughout the Log House, and will feature furniture, home furnishings, and cherished family belongings known to be original to Gustav Stickley’s home before it was sold in 1917. It will offer insights into the Log House’s interior aesthetic—a blend of special commissions, English and French decorative arts, and furnishings with sentimental value—and into Stickley’s personal taste and style.


An original elm cabinet from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Important original furniture and furnishings on loan to the museum during this commemorative year will be featured, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s generous loan of a green-stained elm cabinet with copper hardware that is visible in published photos of the Log House dining room. In sharing new research on the Stickley Museum’s collection, the exhibition will highlight the institution’s long-term commitment to return original furnishings to the Log House.

Original will give viewers the opportunity to experience Stickley’s aesthetic vision by bringing together objects that have not been seen collectively since Craftsman Farms was sold in 1917. Assembled at the height of his entrepreneurial success, the original furnishings of the Log House provide a unique look into the taste and mind of one of the Arts and Crafts movement’s most original thinkers.


Visitors may view this special exhibition on all tours of the Log House, including our standard tour of Gustav Stickley’s iconic home, In Mr. Stickley's Home: The Essential Tour, which runs every Thursday through Sunday at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. The museum will also provide opportunities for in-depth exploration through special tours of the exhibition, and other programs detailed below.


Original: Gustav Stickley Furnishes His Log House

On view in the Log House during all tours

Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, December 31, 2017

No reservations necessary. Admission is paid at the Museum Shop. More information about tours can be found here.

For more information about the exhibition, call 973.540.0311 or email education@stickleymuseum.org

Dirt: Homekeeping in the Progressive Era


DIRT: Homekeeping in the Progressive Era


This after hours tour with Pete Mars, co-curator of the new exhibition Original, looks at early 20th century life, a time of great modernization, through the sparkling lens of the domestic homekeeper. At Craftsman Farms, a small domestic staff meant that often household chores were handled by the family, particularly by daughter Mildred, who wrote about her many responsibilities and daily drudgeries in her diary.


We’ll focus on cleaning products and methods touted in the leading housekeeping books and magazines of the day. Who were the domestic divas and what did they advocate? Before Dyson and Swiffer, how did the work get done? How many people did it take? Join us and find out! Rubber gloves optional.


Light refreshments will follow the tour.


DIRT: Homekeeping in the Progressive Era

Saturdays, June 10, June 24 and July 8 at 4:00 p.m.

$5 Members; $10 Non Members

Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or by calling 973-540-0311.

Not yet a member of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms?

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Connoisseur ToursConnoisseur Tours with Dr. Jonathan Clancy

Designed with Members, collectors, and Arts and Crafts enthusiasts in mind, this 2-hour tour, led by curator and decorative arts historian Dr. Jonathan Clancy, will take an in-depth focus on the construction and details of individual objects in the exhibition.


$25 Members; $30 Non Members

Saturdays, September 9 and September 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or by calling 973.540.0311.

Not yet a member of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms?

Join online today!

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