Deerfield, Mass. (April 30, 2018)---
On Friday, May 4, Historic Deerfield will honor Brock Jobe with the museum's President's Award. This award is presented to an individual whose outstanding support and consistent collaboration has helped Historic Deerfield fulfill its mission.
The award will be presented at the museum's annual awards dinner.
"Brock was the driving force behind the collaboration that brought eleven Bay State museums together to celebrate 'Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture' craftsmanship," Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea, said. "Brock's commitment to public education through craftsmanship allowed Historic Deerfield to reopen one of its museum houses as a gallery for the exhibition of furniture made in western Massachusetts between 1660 and 1820. Craftsmanship and collaboration are powerful words!"
Brock Jobe is Professor of American Decorative Arts Emeritus of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. An accomplished teacher and author, Brock has written numerous books and articles, and lectured widely on Massachusetts and New Hampshire furniture craftsmanship. His most recent book is
Crafting Excellence: The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle
(2018), co-authored with Christie Jackson and Clark Pearce. Brock is also the former Deputy Director for Collections, Conservation, and Interpretation at the Winterthur Museum, and Chief Curator of The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). A native Virginian, Brock holds degrees from Wake Forest University and the Winterthur Program through the University of Delaware.
About Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley. Its museums and programs provide today's audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside.