Please join the GAHC in welcoming this impressive speaker as he joins us on his Stickley Roadshow Tour. This event is sponsored by Knilans' Furniture and Interiors and is free and open to the public.

Mike Danial's firsthand knowledge of his topic is extensive. He began his career at the L. & J. G. Stickley Furniture Co. in 1974. In his 37 years at Stickley, he has seen the company grow from 26 employees in 1974 to approximately 1500 employees today. Mike's great-uncle, Vinchenzo Mellache worked for Leopold Stickley in the 1940s through 1959. Mike has worked in every department including Rough Mill, Fine Mill, Sanding, Cabinet Room, and Finishing Department. He even managed the Customer Service Department. In 1988 he became the project director of the Mission Oak Collection which now accounts for approximately 70% of company sales.
Today, Mike serves as Stickley's corporate historian and travels throughout the country lecturing on Stickley Furniture and the American Arts and Crafts movement. He is also the restoration specialist for the firm's corporate museum. When not lecturing, Mike is the author of "Ask Sadie!" the Stickley Answer Desk for the corporate level learning and information systems. He holds a degree in Business Management from New Hampshire College and a degree in Wood Technology from SUNY Morrisville.
This program is part of our exhibition,Built to Last: Gustav Stickley's Legacy of Design, now open through November 1st.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Riverboat Development Authority and Knilans' Furniture and Interiors.

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA. For more information contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or


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