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PATINA - The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc.

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The next meeting will be Sunday September 12!!

UPDATED Meeting Schedule of our regularly scheduled bi-monthly meetings for 2021:

May 16, 2021

July 11, 2021

September 12, 2021

October 16, 2021 (Damascus Tool Show and Auction)

November 14, 2021

The PATINA meeting will be held at the American Legion Hall Post 270 in McLean VA on September 12.

Our guest speaker will be Amanda Doggett, an Apprentice Joiner at Colonial Williamsburg, who will present a lecture entitled "John Hemmings: A Life and Work Under the Institution of Slavery".

In this program, Amanda will present research conducted on Hemmings, the enslaved Joiner of Monticello. Hemmings work on Monticello and Poplar Forest reflect Jeffersons deep love of Palladian architecture and a convoluted relationship with the institution of slavery in the 18th century.

Amanda will discuss not only the work of John Hemmings but also take a closer look at the Hemmings family as a whole and how enslavement effected five generations of his family. Amanda will also present her reproduction of a surviving Hemmings piece.

Start time: 8:30 tailgating, mini-auction at 11:30, with The lecture and presentation to immediately follow. Attention to social distancing is requested .

A strong attendance is expected. Please reserve parking in the upper lot for tailgaters, and if you are simply planning on attending the tailgate and meeting park in the lower lot.

To pay dues, please send $15 to PATINA, c/o Mary Anne Graham, PO Box 211, Round Hill, VA 20142. Please support the club so events can continue. Thank you!

THE ANNUAL DEALER SALE AND AUCTION HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED to Oct 16 for the sale and auction!!!!(indoor dealer setup Friday Oct 15).

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The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.

Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $15.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 350.

Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.



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