February 28--Garfield Farm Museum is having Virginia and John Larsen of Sign of the Whale Antiques talk about the 19th century spongeware. The 2pm lecture is titled, "Homespun Ceramics: Stick Spatter." Although originally intended for household use, spongeware is now collected as decorative art.

There is a $6 donation for this lecture and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the museum at (630) 584-8485 or info@garfieldfarm.org.

Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL, off of Illinois Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. Garfield Farm is a former historically intact 1840s prairie farmstead and teamster inn that is being restored as a working 1840s farm.