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May 2012  - Spinning and Weaving Program for 4th Graders


Each year the museum offers a Spinning and Weaving program to area 4th graders. The two part program consists of a spinning demonstration and hands on weaving at the four harness looms. This year three experienced spinners enlightened the children with stories of sheep, wool gathering and the history of spinning. They are, Lamar Bliss, Barbara Short, and Vernice Church. Weaving at the looms was demonstrated and overseen by Michey Champagne and Courtney Dolye, museum staff.

Below is a student from Mrs. Butler-Daggett's class, at Lawrence Avenue 
Elementary School in Potsdam, spinning wool.
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Part of the mission of the museum is to interpret exhibits. Each year we invite area school children to the museum to enjoy our holiday program. Many smaller groups come throughout the year for demonstrations and tours.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM consists of three parts that include a tour of the exhibit about the replica watches, a story reading, and a hands-on craft activity.

SPINNING AND WEAVING PROGRAM usually includes a spinning demonstration and weaving instruction for all participants.

SCHOOL TOURS are offered year round, just call ahead to make an appointment.

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Above: Students from Lawrence Avenue Elementary School visit the museum for the spring Spinning and Weaving Program.




Above: Weaving with Lawrence Avenue Elementary School students in the museum in the spring of 2008.