The Artist-In-Residence program creates an environment in which contemporary local artisans provide a link to the past through demonstrations and displays of traditional arts and crafts. The program is currently in progress featuring Fibrecraft Arts in the old Blacksmith Shop (temporarily referred to as the “Wool Barn”).
News from the Wool Barn!
Spring is here, it is time to shear!
For the month of May, learn about sheep, blade shearing and wool processing on the farm and homestead (around the 1850s-1880s). May 4, 5, 18, 19
We welcome the long days of summer …
For the month of June, we enjoy the gift of additional light while carding, spinning and weaving the abundant wool harvest. Learn how wool and other fibres are transformed into functional and necessary textiles and garments for life in the 1850s (and beyond!). June 1, 2, 22, 23
Celebrate our American Heritage!
This patriotic month of July will host a special Spinning Bee on the fourth, boycott those British goods! We pray our dear Daughters of Liberty member Esther Reed may bless us with a short reading from her recent essay “Sentiments of an America Woman” published January 10, 1780, Ladies Association of Pennsylvania. July 4, 6, 7