Pomander Balls – A Holiday Craft

Pomander balls have become a classic Christmas image. The oranges, beautifully studded with a pattern of cloves, can be found in many colonial house museums during the holidays. But what are they, how they did they come to grace our homes, and how do I make one? The answers await below.. Pomander balls began not … Read more

Twachtman’s Tiger Lilies

Twachtman Tiger Lilies (detail)

The following essay is the second to appear here in anticipation of John Henry Twachtman Online, the comprehensive record of Twachtman’s art by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D., to be published on the website of the Greenwich Historical Society in 2021. Drawn from the online catalogue, the essay addresses Tiger Lilies, a painting Twachtman created during … Read more

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