Friday, October 5, 2012

Cavendish Historical Society: Hands on History-Settlers Workshop

While activities like quilting, candle making and stenciling are thought of today as fun craft projects, they were important to the early settlers of Cavendish. Quilts, often made from old clothing, were important to keep the family warm during Vermont’s long winters. Without candles, the day would be too short to get much done. Stenciling, a bit of a luxury in some ways, was affordable in comparison to the wall paper that was so popular in England.

On Oct. 20, the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) will be offering a free “Hands on History” workshop, where the community can learn how to make their own stencils, quilt, “dip” a candle using beeswax and press their own cider. The workshop will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Cavendish Elementary School in Proctorsville.

This workshop has been made possible in part from a grant from the Cavendish Community Fund, a project of the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA). FMI: or 802-226-7807

Please note that Sunday, Oct. 7 is the last day the CHS Museum will be open this season. This is the last day to see the exhibits on Cavendish floods and the 250 Year Cavendish Timeline. The Museum is open from 2-4 pm. 

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