The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
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Lbestwiles
Onondaga, NY27 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We stopped by on our way to NYC & had a wonderful tour with Pete who was incredibly knowledgeable about Gustav Stickley, his businesses & the design of the time. Every question (& we had many!) was answered with enthusiasm. The house and grounds are lovely with many unique pieces to see. You can even take pictures! Small children will probably not appreciate it, but anyone interested in design, Arts & Crafts Movement or furniture should go. And definitely take the guided tour! (And ask for Pete!)
Written October 16, 2018
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TheNavigatorz
Parsippany, NJ21 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Craftsman Farms plays an important role in the early 1900's arts & crafts movement, when Gustav Stickley formed his school in Parsippany. The house was designed and built by Stickley, and shows the quintessential elements of architecture of that era, which reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes (not quite prairie school, with Stickley's building more rustic but equally beautiful). Craftsman Farms is filled with georgeous examples of original Stickley furniture. The staff at the museum are very pleasant and knowledgeable. This is well off the beaten path of your typical museums yet right off of a major highway (NJ route 10). If you find yourself in Morris County and are looking for a wonderful arts & crafts experience, you can't top a trip to the Stickley Museum.
Written January 2, 2016
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Rob S
Saint Inigoes, MD3 contributions
Aug 2019
Visiting friends in Chatham, we were aware of the museum and thought they would enjoy seeing it. We decided to augment the visit by bringing a picnic lunch. It was a special experience and worked out wonderfully well. Our tour guide Josilyn was engaged and instructive, happy to relate information about the site and the family history and to answer questions. Others have commented more extensively with enthusiasm. Suffice to say, we concur.
Written August 17, 2019
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inn-trepid
Gainesville, VA108 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I am a woodworker and work mostly in the Craftsman /Arts & Crafts/Stickley style. The furniture in the house was mostly original and, oftentimes, was in the house when Stickley lived there.

The really amazing thing is that after Stickley sold the house only one family lived in the house before it was converted into a museum and they made almost no changes to the house which might have ruined its character. Yes, there is restorative work that needs to be done, but if he were to return, he would be pleased with the house as it is today.

There were a few furniture designs that, I think, are unique to the museum and some Harvey Ellis pieces. Surprisingly, interior photos are permitted for private use. This is great for me because I can make my interpretations based on the pix.

The docent, Lynn, was knowledgeable and truly enjoyed the subject matter. I wish that I lived closer so I could participate in the various programs offered throughout the year.
Written July 18, 2018
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Armando C
3 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Great time with activities for young children. Hay rides, food, crafts and lot's of fun for children ages 3-12
Written April 2, 2018
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ninja650gurl
Souderton, PA80 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I only stopped here on a tour bus trip. I had heard of the Craftsman style (no, its not Sears!) but never knew of its origins. This was a great tour, every staff member seemed to love their subject, Stickley, and loved telling us everything they could about him and his family. Very informative and enjoyable.
Written October 10, 2017
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Paul D
Morristown, NJ264 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
The Stickley Museum is an oasis in the sprawl of Northern New Jersey. Located right off Rt.10, the museum was the home of Gustav Stickley, one o the leading exponents of the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States. The house can only be visited on tours which last about an hour, so be sure to check the times before you arrive. The docents are well trained and you will learn a lot about the family and the Arts & Crafts movement. Unfortunately,the museum tour would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues.There is a nice little gift shop and the grounds are lovely.
Written December 17, 2014
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berniemcg29
Caldwell, NJ141 contributions
Today I visited the Gustav Stickley Home and Museum off Route 10 W/B just past Rt 53. This is the family home of one of the great names of the Craftsmen Arts and Crafts movement. Stickley is known for a distinctive line of furniture from the early 20th Century. The family home is nicely preserved and there is a wonderful Docent, Emily to guide you. A great day trip
Written October 24, 2014
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161945
West Orange, NJ90 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was our second visit to the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Like many attractions close to one's home, this one was one of those "oh yeah, we have to visit again places." The first time we visited during the summer. We finally got around to another visit because we wanted to see the home decorated for Christmas.

You must take a tour of the home in order to see it, though you can wander the grounds on your own. They are a public park, maintained by the town.

Our tour guide had real depth of knowledge about the Stickleys, their home, and the whole Craftsman movement/philosophy. Her vibrant personality made the tour even more engaging. The home is an embodiment of Stickley's belief that homes and furnishings should be simple, beautiful, and well-constructed. He believed industrialization was killing craft in the USA and abroad.

The house was decorated for Christmas with objects and ornaments authentic to the era and the home. The lighting was kept subtle to replicate the original gas lighting that was later electrified.

The tour guide began with a brief lecture on the closed in porch of the home and illustrated the Craftsman principles with examples of different kinds of wood, tongue and groove construction, etc. Then she took the group through the house, touring the main floor and the second floor bedrooms.

The home is not large, so devoting perhaps two hours to the visit would be reasonable. Because of the size of the home, tour groups are kept small, which also allows for opportunities for questions, which our guide could answer informatively and enthusiastically. She also told us there still were Stickleys on their board of trustees.

In better weather, one could walk around the grounds and stay for a picnic at available tables. Visitors also should be aware that there are some private homes on the property and in the vicinity.

I would not recommend this home for very young children. Space is tight, and it probably would not be too exciting to them.

There is a nice gift shop with some lovely merchandise based on Stickley designs and furnishings.
Written December 17, 2018
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josyg
new jersey37 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
As a resident of Morristown, I have long desired to make a trip to the Stickley Museum and Craftsman Farm. We finally made it there today. To my surprise, we were treated to a very informative tour by Laura. She shared lots of historical background regarding Gustaf Stickley and really brought what we were viewing to life. If you have an interest in woodworking or historical landmarks, this is a real treat! And right in my neighborhood!! Thanks Laura!!
Written September 2, 2018
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