Sheep to Shawl Festival, 4/30/17, 1:00 – 4:00

It’s spring, and the sheep are due for their haircuts! The museum will be holding its annual Sheep to Shawl Festival on April 30, 1:00 to 4:00 (rain or shine). The process of sheep shearing will be performed by a master shearer, using hand shears as was done in early America. The process of turning wool into cloth will continue with demonstrations of spinning and weaving.  Visitors may also watch the performance of 18th century farm tasks such as butter churning, soap making, “wash day,” and making the drink known as switchel. Children can enjoy various games and crafts. An herb sale and a bake sale will be conducted. Free refreshments will be served. Admission is $4 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12 and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary.

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