Colonial Williamsburg holding antiques forum



WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Scholars have been documenting the arts and crafts of early New England for more than 150 years, but new and exciting discoveries continue to be made on a regular basis. At the 62nd Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, “Well made & Exceeding Fine: The Decorative Arts of New England,” participants will are explore this rich and diverse heritage.

Scheduled Feb. 7-11, the forum will bring together a group of widely recognized authorities on the remarkable furniture, ceramics, textiles, paintings, and buildings that were produced in New England between 1680 and 1830. More than 20 curators, collectors, and historians will present their latest findings in a series of illustrated lectures and video-assisted workshops.  Scheduled speakers include Jane Nylander, president emerita of Historic New England, scholar and author Kemble Widmer, and noted New England auctioneer Ron Bourgeault.

In addition to the formal program, Forum guests may register for optional hands-on workshops with the Colonial Williamsburg collections and private tours of historic homes in the region. For more information, visit www.history.org or call 757-229-1000.



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