Check out this great article from the New York Times about the history of the clothespin.
Please Join us on Saturday December 7th from 5-8pm for the Opening Reception of “Come On Home.” We will be showing the best of homeware design throughout the ages.
Have a Ball at the Madsonian! During weekends in August The Madsonian will have courts set up for lawn bowling, Croquet, Bocce & more. Join us on Saturday August 17th from 1pm-5 pm for Family Fun Day with games for all ages to celebrate the Festival of the Arts. Also , join us on Sunday August 25th from 2pm-4pm for our first annual Pétanque tournament. Come at 1pm to practice and learn the game. Hope to see you soon.
Kids’ Day at the Madsonian is Tomorrow from 1-4pm. Stop by for Face Painting, Drawing Demos and Tour at 3pm.
Arnold Wolf, Industrial Designer and Former CEO of JBL, Passed away last week. Here is an article from Core77 about the life of Wolf, and his mark on speaker design.
We just received a 1940 Zenith Console Radio, from a women in Fayston, Vermont. This Zenith 8-S-463 is a 8 tube three band all wave superheterodyne! Say that three times fast.
Zenith was known as a innovator for combining Art Deco design and the newest technological advances in radios. To learn more fun facts about this iconic radio brand check out this article from collectors weekly. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/radios/zenith
We have some great donations coming in all the time here at the Madsonian. I am excited to share a new item each week with you. Just in we have a set of prototype chess pieces on display that are designed by John Gassner of Block Island. They have a great tactile quality and a nice weight to them. Come down and check it out for yourself.