New Ex­hibits at Old Stone House Mu­seum

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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.

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