Uniquely hand-crafted and re-created tavern signs.

Read their stories below by clicking on their image. 


Blue Eagle Tavern​


John Nash

Entertainment 1796

Rising Sun Tavern, 1792

Swan Tavern


Gin, Rum, Cyder, Brandy

Liberty Hotel, Fredericksburg, VA

Entertainment for Man & Hors

Old St.Nick Coffee House

We hope to share some of the great things we’ve learned about early American artisans, their history and their craft, through our web site and blog. Please check out the stories above, and the other signs and their stories at our site.

Jackson is honored 

to be included in the 2019 & 2020 Early 

American Life 

Directory of Traditional

American Crafts.

For more information about my  work or available signs for sale, please contact me at You can also visit my facebook page at
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