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Serious Skills Series: Colonial era Spinning Demo

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Serious Skills Series: Colonial era Spinning Demo

The Serious Skills series is a variety of classes and workshops that provide opportunities to discover a hidden talent or learn a new skill for personal enrichment. Classes are open to local residents, overnight guests and park visitors. Being a woman living in the 18-19th century America wasn’t an easy life. There were no stores right around the corner to purchase their regular everyday necessities. The women raised families, crops, sheep, goats and planted flax and cotton to make their family was provided for. The sheep and goats were for food and also, just as importantly, clothing. Flax and cotton were also used for profit and for making clothing. Sandra Jusak has been a living historian for 20 years and a spinner for over 25 years. She will be preparing and spinning fiber into yarn, along with a little bit of history to help you and your family understand what life was like in the forming of our nation. Come by anytime, no pre-registration required (Please note demo may be postponed due to wet conditions) 

DeSoto State Park Country Store & Information Center on County Road 89: Free and open to everyone, stop by anytime for demo. For any information, email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Desoto State Park
Phone:
256.845.5380
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Venue

DeSoto State Park
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967 United States
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Phone:
256.845.5380
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