Whirligigs, Weathervanes, and Sculptures for the Wind See all the exhibitions.
The American interest in and enjoyment of whirligigs and weathervanes dates from the late 18th century. Whimsical figures of people and animals were constructed to whirl, work, and dance with the strength of the wind. Local collectors will be lending over fifty wood and metal pieces, both mass produced and unique. This popular folk art form from yesterday and today attests to the imagination and ingenuity of their makers.