New Exhibits at Old Stone House Museum
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show on June 17 & 18 Working engines and antique tools will be displayed on the museum lawn by the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Association on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Many exhibitors will be set up on Friday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. also. Postcard collections and antique cars will be at the Samuel Read Hall House on Saturday. Free admission to the engine show. Guided tours of the museum available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $6, or $5 for Orleans County residents. Tours of only first floor and new exhibit: ”Home Made: Textile Manufacture in the Home 1820 to 1870” just $2.50.
Home Made: Textiles 1820 to 1870 is the title of the newest exhibit at Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. A gallery demonstration and talk on the Seamstress’s Art, Clothing & Construction will be given by Eva Dannenberg in the gallery, Saturday, June 25 from 1 pm till 4. If you have not seen the new exhibit of artifacts from the collection and the processes involved in making them, this is a good time to visit. You will be learning from one well acquainted with the fashions and techniques of the time, since Eva also designs and reconstructs garments from various time periods as a business. She’ll help you try your hand at stitching if you care to, or learn about types of fabric available to a family of 1830.
Other gallery talks and demonstrations planned this summer will illustrate additional textile processes expected of home makers in the early 19th century. July 9th is wool dye methods, weaving happens later in July and lace making is projected for August. One general admission to the Museum, plus $5, purchases a permanent ticket for all gallery demonstration/talks this summer. Call 754-2022 for additional information.