The Museum will be closed from August 19-27th for staff vacations. We will be open on Sunday August 28th from 2-4 PM and on Monday – Thursday, August 29th – September 1st from 10AM – 3PM.
We have been having great fun with our summer classes. Just wanted to share some of what has been going on. A special thanks to our teachers: Al Lohrenz, Ed Breitkreitz, Jon Cassidy, Ellen Kovarik, Gerry Wilke, Margaret Fallon, Madeline Spies, Elaine Yonke, Sylvia Kleff, Dante Fernandez and our director, Jackie Bunker-Lohrenz
Woodworking for Kids – the children made a variety of wooden toys. They learned how to measure, drill holes using multiple types of hand drills and how to cut shapes in wood using a coping saw.
Brace and Bit Lesson
Teacher and Student
Quilting for Kids – Our quilters made a yo-yo necklace and learned the quilting pattern “Grandma’s Fan”, which some students made into a pillow and others saved for a future quilt.
Grandma's Fan Pattern Pillow
Necklace made from fabric "yo-yo's"
Heritage Crafts for 6-7 year olds
Our youngest students made a Victorian inspired shell picture frame, a sewing kit that helped them to learn basic sewing, as well as sewing on buttons and snaps. Beginning weaving skills were taught when the students made woven felt checkerboards. They also learned beginning printing by making pencil print cards. We celebrated old-fashioned games with a day of hopscotch, pick-up sticks, marbles and jacks and ended the week by dipping small birthday sized candles.
Make pencil print cards
Proud owners of woven checkerboards
Heritage Crafts for 8-9 year olds
Our second group sewed dragon hand puppets, learned how to weave potholders, made Victorian paper bead necklaces, made beginner baskets and dipped candles.
Sewing skills were mastered while making a Dragon Puppet!
Class wearing their paper bead necklaces and holding their hand dipped candles
Heritage Crafts for Older Students
Our oldest group re-purposed a pillowcase into a cute tote bag pocketbook, they made incredible clock,s by remaking a store brought clock into a work of art, they learned basic paper quilling, made baskets and dipped candles.
Quilled Hummingbird with Flowers
A variety of baskets
Beautiful Clock Faces