A Woman’s Work is Never Done: 1820-1920

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A Woman’s Work is Never Done: 1820-1920

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10/06/2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A one-day event outdoors and inside buildings in the Logan neighborhood. There will be demonstrations of domestic crafts, food, exhibits of historical items on the grounds and in the Jones House, Horsefield’s Print Shop, and Sheley House. Presenters will discuss and demonstrate spinning, quilt making, weaving, musical performances and more. There will be dramatic performances of letters written by women at home during the Civil War, presentations of old wives’ tales, and family life and marriage. Tours of the Dalton House will be available. Art from the Oak Street Artists will be for sale. Home-made peach cobbler, apple pie, lemonade, and iced tea will be available.
Exhibitors:
* Weaving- Jamie Jones uses her home grown alpaca wool
*Scherenschnitte Polly Mitchell demonstrates the art of using surgical scissors to create fanciful designs on paper
*Mary Berg – Drop Spindle spinning
* Shirley Drienert – Embroidery art
Schedule of Presentations in Museum:
11:00 – 11:50: Bella Musica
11:50 – 12:00 Tenting on the Old Campground
12:00 – 12:30 Family and Marriage
12:30 – 1:00 Letters from a Civil War Wife
1:00 – 1:30 Deb Tayes: Women’s Handiwork at Early County Fairs
1:30 – 2:00 Old Wives Tales
2:00 – 3:00 Lorenzo Riley on Violin
3:00 – 3:30 Old Wives Tales
3:30 – 4:00 Letters from a Civil War Wife
4:00 – 4:30 Old Wives Tales
1515 Oak St. Location
Rachel Ensor Art Studio
African American Folk Quilting:Harriet Powers and the Gees Bends Quilters
12:00 – 1:00 PM and 2 – 3 PM


General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro Illinois
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