Saturday, August 30, 2014

Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

Laura H. CongletonResearching Your Civil War Ancestors

Saturday, September 27, 2014  10-11:30 BWH204

Laura H. Congleton is a NYC-based professional genealogist with more than 20 years experience in family history research. Over the years, she has helped clients with research on a number of topics, but specializes in Civil War research and the preparation of lineage society applications.

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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