Sunday, May 16, 2010
Recently the Local History Room has completed indexing 30 years of the Brentwood High School Yearbook. The index is available by clicking on the link found below or by going to our Local History Website and clicking on yearbooks. This index will tell you what year the person that you are searching for appeared in the yearbook.
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.