How well do you know your ancestors? Most of us want to believe our ancestors were hard-working, noble, or “salt-of-the-earth” types. However, the reality is that if we go back far enough, we all can dig up a few proverbial “skeletons in the closet.” Join Lisa Alzo for this webinar. If you missed this webinar you can see it by clicking on the following link and typing the password "skeletons".
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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.