Wool Week – 2018

  • Date: April 23-28, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Tickets: General admission rates apply

    • $12 Adults
    • $7 Child
    • Under 6 is Free
    • Annual Pass Holders get in Free!  Get an Annual Pass and come every day!

Schedule of Activities:

Experience the process of turning raw materials into finished products the way it was done on the early Frontier.  Visitors at the museum during Wool Days will see sheep shearing using traditional hand shears, cleaning, carding, dyeing, spinning, and weaving.  There will also be flax processing as well, illustrating the method for creating linen for clothing.

 

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

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

Monday, April 23:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 10:00 am: English Farm
    • 2:00 pm: 1820s American Farm
  • Raffia Work & Garden Work: West African Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: English Farm
  • Wool Processing: English Farm
  • Spinning: Irish Farm
  • Flax Processing and Garden Work: German Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Trade & Games: Ganatastwi
  • Woodworking & Garden Work: 1740s American Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing: 1850’s American Farm
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Here’s a little friend who wants to say “hello”

Tuesday, April 24:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 10:00 am: English Farm
    • 3:00 pm: 1820s American Farm
  • Raffia Work & Garden Work: West African Farm
  • Wool Processing – Skirting & Picking: English Farm
  • Spinning: Irish Farm
  • Garden Work: German Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Woodworking & Garden Work: 1740s American Farm
  • Trade, Games, & Field Work: Ganatastwi
  • Wool Processing – Skirting & Picking: 1820’s American Farm
  • Knitting – Interpreting Wool in Textiles: 1850’s American Farm

Wednesday, April 25:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 9:30 am: 1820s American Farm
  • Music & Dance: West African Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: English Farm
  • Wool Processing: English Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Spinning & Wool Processing: Irish Farm
  • Timberframe Set & Garden Work: German Farm
  • Trade & Games: Ganatastwi
  • Garden Work: 1740s American Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing – Dyeing: 1820s American Farm
  • Knitting, Wool Picking, & Woodworking: 1850’s American Farm
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Here’s a little friend who wants to say “hello”

Thursday, April 26:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 10:15 am: 1850’s American Farm
    • 10:15 am: English Farm
  • Goats, Garden Work, & Drumming: West African Farm
  • Wool Processing: English Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Spinning & Knitting: Irish Farm
  • Garden Work & Storytelling: German Farm
  • Trade & Games: Ganatastwi
  • Militia Drill & Garden Work: 1740s American Farm
  • Music and Wool Processing – Carding Wool: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing: 1850s American Farm
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Sheep shearing is a lot of work

Friday, April 27:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 10:00 am: 1820s American Farm
    • 2:00 pm: English Farm
  • Gourd Work & Garden Work: West African Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: English Farm
  • Wool Processing – Washing Wool: English Farm
  • Flax Processing and Garden Work: Irish Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Woodworking & Games – Stilts: German Farm
  • Hides & Trade: Ganatastwi
  • Air bedding, Yoke & Buckets, & Woodworking: 1740s American Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: 1820s American Farm
  • Music & Spinning: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing: 1850’s American Farm

Saturday, April 28:

  • Sheep Shearing:
    • 10:00 am: English Farm
    • 1:00 pm: 1850’s American Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: English Farm
  • Wool Processing: English Farm
  • Blacksmithing: Irish Forge
  • Wool Picking & Weaving: Irish Farm
  • Wool Processing – Carding Wool, Coopering: German Farm
  • Dug Out Canoe & Games: Ganatastwi
  • Fence Work & Games: 1740s American Farm
  • Meet & Greet the Baby Lambs: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing – Carding Wool, & Woodworking: 1820s American Farm
  • Wool Processing – Dyeing Wool & Knitting: 1850s American Farm