The Art We Love

We work with different decorative arts from early America, each with a unique style. These art categories hold a special place in our country’s history, and we honor that legacy by practicing their techniques and sharing them.

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Membership Community

Our members come from many different areas of the world, but we are drawn together by a shared passion for Early American history and artistry. New members are welcome to join and experience the benefits of the Society.

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Our Online Store

HSEAD has a variety of books, DVDs, and other items available to aid in your enjoyment of Early American Decoration. Take advantage of the research and recognized expertise of our instructors as you delve into the world of these arts.

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Our Vision

HSEAD will develop new ways of growing and sharing our art and expertise, expanding our membership and collaborative relationships, and awakening appreciation of early American decoration among new audiences.



Anyone with an interest in early American decoration can become an Member of HSEAD. As such, you will receive the Decorator Magazine, the newsletter, and other announcements.
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Annual spring meetings
Annual three-day working seminars
Ability to join a regional HSEAD chapter.
Authoritative HSEAD journal, THE DECORATOR.
Bi-annual newsletter.
Use of the Lending Library of Design (LLD)
Access to the HSEAD photography collection
Research Center
Voting privileges
The camaraderie of others

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