Handmade lace – delicate, intricate and time-consuming to produce, has long been an expensive and desirable fashion accessory. Cherished for its fine workmanship and airy patterns, lace has been worn since the 15th century. At the Miller-Cory House Museum, lace makers will demonstrate bobbin lace and talk briefly about its history and the different regions that practice and celebrate this beautiful traditional handcraft. Visitors may also try creating basic stitches on bobbin lace pillow forms. The program includes tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse and demonstrations of 18th century open-hearth cooking featuring authentic early American techniques and recipes. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm.
Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary. Call or email for more information.