This class is taught by Makaio Maher of Green Timber Works. Class will be held both Saturday June 1, and Sunday June 2, from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Class costs $100/$85 members.
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International Blacksmith Day Hammer-in This Sat., May 25, 10am – 2pm. Come see what blacksmithing is all about!
Spring Field Days for 3rd-6th Grade – You choose one date
Tuesday May 21 or Tuesday May 28th
9:00am till 2:00pm at Museum
Preregistration only! Registration closes May 15. Contact Susanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 754-2022.
Teachers and homeschool families, register your student groups for a day of Living History. Topics include Abenaki Culture, Old Cameras: How they worked, The Great Wheel, Sheep Shearing, Decode an Artifact, Forge, Theorum Painting, Cupcake from an Old “Receipt”(Recipe), Flax to Linen, Raise a Barn, Sharpening Stone, Horse & Cart, Skim & Churn, and other activities.
Each group should be up to 10 students. Group rate is $40.
Apple Grafting & Pruning
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10am-3pm
Michael Phillips, author of The Apple Grower, a Guide for the Organic Orchardist, will be back again for his popular grafting and pruning course. He will bring hearty root stocks and scions from a variety of his own apple trees for the morning workshop. Students are also encouraged to bring in scions from their favorite ancient apple trees. Students learn to make at least two grafted trees take home. In the afternoon, Michael will demonstrate renewal pruning on the Museum’s apple trees and discuss tree health and supply sources. (Class cost $50, or $40 for museum members.)
Please register early, class fills up quickly. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the outdoors.
Don’t forget, we are hosting the biennial History Day again this year at IROC in Derby, on Wednesday, March 27th. During the day the students will arrive at IROC to setup their projects and return to school for the rest of the day. In the afternoon starting at noon, the arena will be open to the public to view the projects. Come on out and support the local schools and students!
Our part of the Barton Chamber of Commerce I Love Winter Festival last Saturday was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out to sample some of the heritage crafts we host here at the Museum!
The Twilight House, across the road from the Old Stone House Museum, will welcome visitors between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Inside you can sample some of the heritage crafts that we pass on with classes and craft circles. Sit down with the spinners and they will show you how to spin fleece into yarn on our extra wheel. Try out one of the simple belt looms, which were custom made for students’ hands-on programs, with weaver Betsy Day guiding you. Work on a basket with Carolyn Starr, and think about signing up for one of her classes this summer. Carolyn Buttolph will show you how to hook rugs, and tell you about her Rug Camp in July. Go out to the Blacksmith Shop and watch Wyatt Moseley forge some simple items, which you could learn how to do if you take a class here. There will be activities for the children, like cutting out six-sided paper snowflakes while looking at Snowflake Bentley’s collection of photos, or making peanut butter and birdseed pinecones to take home to feed the birds. Weather permitting, we will have packed cross country ski trails and a pile of snow to sculpt. Just up Dutton Brook Road is the Perry Farm, where you can take a sleigh ride and enjoy sugar on snow, to benefit the Brownington Elementary School.
Thank you to the businesses and organizations that have signed up as sponsors of History Day:
Community National Bank
Circle of Friends
Columbia Forest Products
Century 21 Real Estate
Derby Self Storage
Taylor-Moore Agency, Inc.