At The Museum: April 13-19

APRIL 13 – 19  :  WOOL DAYS

A young visitor getting some hands-on experience with sheep shearing

A young visitor getting some hands-on experience with sheep shearing

Join us this week to learn the art of hand-shearing sheep and processing wool.  We’ll be carding and spinning using techniques from the 1600’s -1800’s.  Although Wool Days doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, we’ll have lots of activities happening across all farms in both the Old World and New World (America).

Highlighted Activities

Monday (April 13)

  • England: Wool processing (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • Germany: Spinning (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • 1820’s America: Traditional cooking (2:00-4:00)

    Cleaning and Prepping wool

    Cleaning and prepping wool

Tuesday (April 14)

  • England: Garden work (morning); Wool processing (2:00-4:00)
  • 1850’s America: Quilting and knitting

Wednesday (April 15)

  • England: Sheep shearing (10:00 & 2:00); Wool processing (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • 1820’s America: Spinning wool (2:00-4:00)
  • Germany: Vineyard work; Spinning wool (2:00-4:00)
  • 1740’s America: Fence making

Thursday (April 16)

I'm looking forward to getting rid of this heavy winter coat!

I’m looking forward to getting rid of this heavy winter coat!

  • England: Wool processing (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • Ireland: Spinning wool (2:00-4:00)
  • 1850’s America: Sheep shearing (10:00 & 2:00)
  • 1820’s America: Spinning wool (2:00-4:00)

Friday (April 17)

  • England: Wool processing (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00); Sheep shearing (10:00 & 2:00)
  • 1820’s America: Spinning wool (2:00-4:00)
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Nothing is as cute as a young lamb

Saturday (April 18)

  • England: Sheep shearing (10:00); Wool processing (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • Ireland: Weaving (10:00-12:00); Sheep shearing (2:00)

Sunday (April 19)

  • Germany: Spinning (10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00)
  • Ireland: Weaving (1:00-4:00)

 

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