The Society of American Period Furniture Makers

SAPFM Chapter News and Discussions => Chesapeake Chapter => Topic started by: Mark Maleski on October 28, 2019, 12:16:16 PM

Title: Register NOW for Fall Meeting (23 Nov 2019)
Post by: Mark Maleski on October 28, 2019, 12:16:16 PM

Greetings SAPFM Members!  This message announces the Chesapeake Chapter's next meeting on Saturday, 23 November at Historic London Town (839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037). Pre-registration is required. Register for the meeting via an email to .  List the name of any guests you plan to bring with you.  (The meeting is open to all SAPFM members and first-time guests, subject to space constraints). Due to costs of room rental and the tour, we plan to collect $45 from each attendee; a large turnout brings certain economies, so we'll lower that amount if we have a robust turnout.

London Town was a colonial seaport town founded in 1683. A series of events caused it to decline and disappear by the 19th century, including its non-selection as a tobacco inspection station. It was surpassed by Annapolis and, eventually, Baltimore, as the major seaport serving Maryland. Today, it's operated by the London Town Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, as a 23-acre park. The park includes the London Town Publik House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark, as well as reconstructed period buildings, a public museum, an archaeology lab, and extensive gardens.

For our meeting, we'll have a guided tour of the William Brown House, the reconstructed carpenter's shop, and other period buildings. The carpenter's shop features a working pole lathe which we'll be able to try out.  The schedule for our day is as follows:
Other notes:
1.   Let us know if you have a recently completed (or in-process) project that you'd like to present for show-and-tell.  This is a great opportunity to show what you've built and share what you've learned.  These session often prompt meaningful discussions on sources (materials, plans) and methods, so please contribute with a project if you're able.
2. We're seeing additional contributors to round out the in-class phase of the meeting. Please consider what skills, techniques, tips, and tricks you'd like to share with the group.  Reply by email to [email protected] to let us know what you have to demonstrate.
3.  Lunch will be ordered through on-site catering. Please let us know in your registration email any food allergies or other dietary requirements.
Title: Re: Register NOW for Fall Meeting (23 Nov 2019)
Post by: JBRowe on October 28, 2019, 04:56:56 PM
I visited Londontowne a couple of weeks ago, lots of nice period furniture and quite accessible to view and inspect.  The carpenter's shop will be a nice treat, too.