EAIA Annual Meeting 2014: Day 4 Tool Sale, Trading Show, Auction and Banquet

Moving West -- Tools of the Western Frontier

Photo Gallery from the EAIA 2014 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA   Photos by Bill Rainford and Paul Van Pernis

President’s Blog – Who, What, & Why EAIA

Paul Van Pernis at the Henry Ford Museum

I need to introduce myself.  My name is Paul Van Pernis and I’m the current President of The Early American Industries Association.  You’ve found our website and I thought you might like to know a bit more about EAIA.  Hopefully with some more information you might be persuaded to join us!  EAIA was founded in […]

An Important Philadelphia Windsor Chair Discovered in Atlanta

Frontal view of chair

By Herb Lapp I occasionally make Windsor chairs.  Last year I completed a commission to make some fine and broken eighteenth century pre-Revolution Philadelphia Windsor chairs for the American Revolution Center that is being built in Philadelphia.  I have studied hundreds of old Windsor chairs at museums all around the Delaware Valley; that research has […]

EAIA Annual Meeting 2014: Day 3 Fort Pitt & Heinz History Center

Fort Pitt Musuem Musem

Photo Gallery from the EAIA 2014 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA Photos by Bill Rainford and Paul Van Pernis

EAIA Annual Meeting 2014: Day 1 Tailgating & Day 2 Old Economy Village + Whatsits

The Gardens of Old Economy Village

Photo Gallery from the EAIA 2014 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh PA