Home Donations Newsletter Corporate Supporters Contact Us Search  Directions
 

 _____________________________________________________________________________ 

70 Court Street, Freehold

Our Hours

          Museum: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Research Library: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

                Offices: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

                Historic House Museums: Generally open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. 

_____________________________________________________________________________ 

______________________________

Of the Best Materials and Good Workmanship: 19th Century New Jersey Chairmaking 

 

Through July 9, 2016

At the Museum: 70 Court Street, Freehold

 
This exhibition explores the craft of chairmaking in New Jersey from the 1790s to the end of the nineteenth century. This was an era when chairmakers worked actively in virtually every corner of the state, from large cities and towns to small crossroads communities. Many local craftsmen in the New Jersey  area are known today through census records, business directories, account books, and research conducted by furniture students and local historians. Examples of documented New Jersey chairs show the range of seating furniture produced in the area. The chairs selected from the exhibition are accompanied by chairmaking tools and equipment drawn from the collection of William H. MacDonald of Trenton, which was given to the Association in 1958 and later. Other items in the exhibition include portraits, photographs, advertisements, and plates from sales catalogs.

Reserve a Trunk Program for your School or Group

Join our email list here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 4 APR 2016

 

 

See our photos on Flickr

Follow us on Twitter 



Copyright © 2015 Monmouth County Historical Association. All rights reserved. The contents of this site, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, non-commercial use only and may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of Monmouth County Historical Association.

This website was funded by the Marion Huber Trust


 

Museum & Library, 70 Court Street Freehold, NJ 07728
732-462-1466
Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating grant from the the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
free stats
Tresware Content Management System Copyright © 2016 Tresware
Website Designed and Hosted   Tresware