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Presentations

FRIDAY, FEB. 1 & SATURDAY, FEB. 2 @ 9:30AM
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AMERICAN MAKERS:
WHY THINGS STILL MATTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE

FRIDAY, FEB. 1* @ 9:30AM-10:30AM
Presented by Daniel K. Ackermann, Curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Sponsored by Clair and Ted Craver

From the eighteenth century workshops of Williamsburg to the twentieth century garages of Silicon Valley, America created spaces to make things. This lecture explores the forces that made early America a fertile ground for innovation and for the American identity as creators and makers. Coming together from diverse backgrounds, American makers crafted both objects and a democracy that strove to be more perfect. The stories told by their objects remain relevant. Today the trade shops at historic sites, television shows, social media, and even YouTube videos carry the lessons of America’s early innovators into the antique shows and makerspaces of the 21st century.

From the eighteenth century workshops of Williamsburg to the twentieth century garages of Silicon Valley, America created spaces to make things. This lecture explores the forces that made early America a fertile ground for innovation and for the American identity as creators and makers. Coming together from diverse backgrounds, American makers crafted both objects and a democracy that strove to be more perfect. The stories told by their objects remain relevant. Today the trade shops at historic sites, television shows, social media, and even YouTube videos carry the lessons of America’s early innovators into the antique shows and makerspaces of the 21st century.

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THE ART OF THE GARDEN

SATURDAY, FEB. 2* @ 9:30AM-10:30AM
Presented by Kirk Moore, Garden designer and Historian, Oakleaf Highlands

Sponsored by Len Cherry and Tom Bossard

Kirk Moore, historian and garden designer, Oakleaf, Highlands uses his creative energy and the products he inspires to celebrate the outdoor world. A master of all things lovely and botanical, Moore will speak on The Art of the Garden, which celebrates gardens at selected Relais & Chateaux hotels. Moore’s lecture will illustrate the wonders of formal and informal gardens as he shares stories about the making of his chapter on The Old Edwards Inn from The Art of the Garden. He will also preview his forthcoming book with Rizolli. His talk will focus on “flora contain’d,” including examples of selected 18th and l9th century floral and horticultural containers and their stories.

Kirk Moore, historian and garden designer, Oakleaf, Highlands uses his creative energy and the products he inspires to celebrate the outdoor world. A master of all things lovely and botanical, Moore will speak on The Art of the Garden, which celebrates gardens at selected Relais & Chateaux hotels. Moore’s lecture will illustrate the wonders of formal and informal gardens as he shares stories about the making of his chapter on The Old Edwards Inn from The Art of the Garden. He will also preview his forthcoming book with Rizolli. His talk will focus on “flora contain’d,” including examples of selected 18th and l9th century floral and horticultural containers and their stories.

*LIGHT MORNING REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.