• 2018 edition of the Horse-Shoe Trail Guidebook with 10 full-color topographical maps. The Horse-Shoe Trail is a public trail for hiking and horseback riding. It begins in Valley Forge and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail on the crest of Stony Mountain north of Hershey. This trail guide, along with a complete set of maps, is a valuable resource for planning your hike on this historic trail. The guide is 73 pages long and contains 10 fold out topographical maps showing the route of the trail.
  • We’re celebrating Esherick’s printmaking with an exciting new shop item – Holzhausen Tea Towels! These tea towels bring a little piece of the Studio into your home, capturing the spirit of Esherick’s gift to his friend Hanna Weil, for whom he made a set of curtains with this dynamic repeating pattern. ‘Holzhausen’ is both the town in Germany where Hanna lived and Esherick’s title for his woodblock print depicting the view from her front porch. Screenprinted by Philadelphia-based artist and printmaker Marcus Benavides. Measures 28" x 28"
  • An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
  • Established in 1999, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a coalition of museums throughout the country that were the homes and studios of American artists. From the desert vistas of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico ranch to Winslow Homer’s studio on the rocky, windswept coast of southern Maine, the homes and studios in the network are sites of extraordinary creativity. The Wharton Esherick Museum is proud to be a founding HAHS member, and a site featured in this publication.

    Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios is the first guidebook to the network, conveying each artist’s visual legacy and setting each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which often were designed by the artists themselves. Through portraits, artwork, and site photos, discover the powerful influence of place on American greats such as Andrew Wyeth, Grant Wood, Lee Krasner, and Donald Judd, as well as lesser-known but equally creative figures who made important contributions to cultural history---multimedia artist James Castle, photographer Alice Austen, and muralist Clementine Hunter among them.

    Organized by region Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios weaves the history of the sites’ architecture and landscape with the artists’ biographies and their visual legacy. The guide features portraits of the artists, examples of their artwork, site descriptions, and photographs as well as visitor information and a site map.

      Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios: A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

    By Valerie A. Balint | Foreword by Wanda M. Corn, Preface by Donna Hassler and Katherine Malone-France

    Publication date: June 2, 2020. Paperback with flaps. 256 pages. 225 Color & B+W photographs.

    Cover photo by Don Freeman, 2019

  • Purchase tickets for an Experiencing Esherick tour to give as gifts to friends and family! Everyone knows someone they'd like to visit the Wharton Esherick Museum! Guest tickets are valued at $20 each (one adult admission to an Experiencing Esherick Tour) and come mailed with a brochure. » Prefer paperless? You can send gift tickets to your loved one via email! Purchase digital gift tickets here.
  • A rich collection of imagery explores the actual homes of three of the most esteemed wood artist/craftsmen of the modern era: Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloofi, and George Nakashima. Tour the private homes of these masters and compare their innovation and vision through the medium of their own homes, gardens, and work areas. Step into their environments, where aesthetics are most accurately realized. You’ll delight in Esherick’s humble mountaintop home where straight lines were purposefully forbidden, and Maloof’s sprawling California home that expresses his inexhaustible creativity and industriousness. Nakashima‘s home is a harmonious marriage of Japanese influences with Pennsylvania’s rich natural resources. This book is a must-have for devotees of these artists, as well as aspiring woodworkers who want tutelage from the top.
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Studio Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 1" x 1.5" -- a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Stool Enamel Pin! A playful interpretation of Esherick's three-legged stool.  It measures 1.25" x 1.5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
  • Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Light Pull Pin! A playful interpretation of one of Esherick's sculptural light pulls.  It measures 1.5" x .5" and provides a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
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