Saturday, February 25, 2017

Inside Edition tested 3 DNA Companies

Many are looking into discovering their ancestry through testing their DNA. A test was run by Inside Edition enlisting two sets of identical triples and one set of identical quadruplets with surprising results. The ancestry of each group should be absolutely identical since they all came from the same egg. Test kits from 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA, and AncestryDNA were used. Watch the show to find out more      

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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