December 3, 2006, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Many early colonists brought honey bee hives to America to supply honey and beeswax and to provide a means of exchange for trading. Eric Rowe of 200-year-old Douglas Farm in Gladstone will demystify beekeeping practices and will offer tips on how we as laypeople can help save this treatened insect.
Enjoy traditional holiday and Celtic harp music by Odarka Stockert in the evergreen bedecked Victorian parlor. Craft a special homemade book for friends or family under the tutelage of popular book arts teacher Judith Symonds. Take time to enjoy a cup of mulled cider by the warmth of the 1790 hearth and make a special shopping expedition to the Country Store for unique holiday gifts and books.
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April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
The Essex County Hand Spinners Guild will demonstrate the magical art of spinning fibers into yarn on hand spindles and spinning wheels, some antique or traditional in appearance, and some contemporary that have a modern look. Weavers will also demonstrate how cloth is made on a variety of looms. Visitors will also be invited to try their hands at spinning and weaving.