Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Fashioning Hand of Fisher

Photo Credit: Nicole Lawton

Saturday’s lecture went well. I had to drive down from the campsite two hours each way so it was kind of a bummer to have to do that much traveling to a museum that is five minutes from my house. 

I started with a thirty minute talk overviewing Fisher’s furniture production. I discussed his tools, bench, and workshops as well as discussing a few of his pieces.  After the talk, I gave a 45 minute or so tour through the collection. The attendees were very engaged and asked many great questions.

Photo Credit: Nicole Lawton

Turnout was good. Including a few staff, there were just under thirty or so attendees. Pretty decent attendance for such an obscure topic in a rural coastal town. The 200th anniversary of Fisher’s house being raised is pretty significant in his legacy so I am honored to have been invited to present at this event.  

Photo Credit: Nicole Lawton

Photo Credit: Nicole Lawton

If you missed this one and were interested, I will be at the Wilson Museum in Castine, ME on August 13th at 1:00 (more info here) presenting on furniture making in pre-industrial Maine. I will be referring to some of my Fisher research as well. Hope to see you there.

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