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10:00 am

Drop-in Workshop (Free): Printing with Apples

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:50 pm

Drop by the Welcome Centre Workshop and create 19th-century print designs using apples. Workshops generally require 15-20 minutes to complete and begin at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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10:15 am

Artefact Chat

October 2 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Make your way to Joslin Gallery at 10:15 to hear the stories behind some of the most interesting artefacts. Can you figure out their use?

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11:00 am

Spinning Flax

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 3 days that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 5, 2017

Drop into the Lint home this afternoon and help transform flax into linen thread.

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11:30 am

Making Candles

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 4 days that begins at 11:30am, repeating until October 6, 2017

Without electricity, candles are very important to get around in the dark! Head over to the Killeen's, they'd love an extra hand to help make them!

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12:30 pm

Salting Vegetables

October 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 4 days that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until October 6, 2017

Head over to the Long's and lend a hand with salting vegetables to preserve them for the winter season!

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1:00 pm

Stuffing Straw Ticks

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until October 6, 2017

In the 19th-century if you wanted a bed that was comfortable it required work! Come help the Morehouse's stuff their mattresses full of straw!

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1:30 pm

Penny Mat

October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 3 days that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until October 5, 2017

Put your scrap wool or felt to good use by learning how to create a penny mat at the Perley house. These decorative pieces were a staple of the 19th-century. Join us to see how coins were used for the design of these mats.

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2:00 pm

Straw Braiding

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until October 4, 2017

Lend a hand with straw braiding at the Fisher House. This technique was very important as straw was traditionally braided to make roofs, baskets, hats, bonnets and mattresses.

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2:30 pm

Language of Flowers

October 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Monday, repeating until October 2, 2017

Did you know flowers were interpreted as their own language in the 19th-century? They provided a new way to flirt under the noses of chaperones. Drop by the Ingraham House to learn the meanings of each flower. Perhaps afterwards you can surprise your loved one with the appropriate flower.

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3:00 pm

Stringing Vegetables

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 2:30pm, repeating until October 4, 2017

Help out the Heustis' ladies as they preserve vegetables by stringing them to dry.

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