Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"A Century of Brentwood" added to the Digital Collection

The Local History Department has added a new title to our Digital Collection. "The Century of Brentwood" tells the story of Modern Times, a utopian community started by Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews, and takes you through the changes to the community up until the 1950's. It is an interesting book that will shed some light on the history of Brentwood. It is also fully indexed and can be searched by following the link and clicking on the book icon.

Silk Scarf Painting

On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.

Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!

On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.

Needle Felting A Penguin Program

On Thursday, December 3rd we met in the Local History Room where we learned how to needle felt a penguin.
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