Heritage Skill Expo

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    October 13, 2018, 9am-4pm
    Iowa's settlers filled their lives with simple pleasures and useful skills. Join museum crafters and farmers for a celebration of Iowa's rich fall folk life traditions! Discover a heritage craft, such as spinning, knitting, and quilting. Explore heritage farm skills, such as wood-stove cooking and working livestock. Watch specialty craftsmen such as blacksmiths and broom makers create their wares. Guest demonstrators will share their talents in traditional arts and crafts. Show off your own folk skills in our first fall checker challenge and croon along to period folk tunes at a community sing along. Cheer on the Walnut Hill Bluestockings in their final match of the season at 1:30 pm. Kitchens, barn yards, and workshops across the museum will bustle with activities and fun.