The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) and the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) present A Tradition of Craft: Current Works by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, a major exhibition on view at CHS from March 30 – September 8, 2012. A unique pairing of old and new craftsmanship, this juried exhibition showcases the work of contemporary woodworkers alongside authentic 18th- and 19th-century tools and furniture from the collection of the CHS.
Compare 34 pieces created by SAPFM members to the kinds of work that inspired them – furniture from the CHS collection that families once used, treasured, and passed down to future generations. Examine and admire American craftsmanship then and now. Selections include hand tools, tables, chairs, chests, and other household items. These skilled and passionate woodworkers keep traditional craft alive with precise, painstaking work and an appreciation of historical techniques and styles.
A Tradition of Craft: Current Works by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers will be on display from March 30 – September 8, 2012. Admission is free with general admission to CHS, located at 1 Elizabeth St. in the West End of Hartford, CT. Hours: Tues-Fri from noon-5pm; Sat from 9a-5p See www.CHS.org for more information.