Stacey Lee Webber is a Philadelphia-based artist and contemporary metalsmith. Webber utilizes American coins for the basis of her work. With collection highlights in locations such as D.C.’s own Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts, Webber has spread her love for metal and jewelry work widely across the United States. Today, her limited production compositions and unique jewelry pieces are found in galleries and Americana stores across the country (like ours!). Read more about Stacey and her celebration of American liberty and labor in this week’s blog.
On September 9, 1850, California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state. The decision to admit California was difficult, as Congress needed to decide to overrule lengthy territorial processing in order to come to the official order. By 1850, in the midst of the Gold Rush, California became the 31st state of the United States of America.
While Lincoln was very much put on a pedestal following the war, and subsequently after his assassination, there are many facts about his life that are all but unknown to the general public. Today, we’ll introduce you to even more aspects of Lincoln’s life and character and give you a deeper insight into good ole Honest Abe.
On this day, August 28 in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. His words, coupled with his revolutionary actions as a civil rights activist, called for an end to racism in the United States.