18th Century Living History Event at the Wyman Tavern – Home Crafts
June 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
June 19, 2021 ~ Home Crafts 11 pm – 2 pm
How did men and women from the Monadnock region dress during the the late 18th century? What colors were available for cloth? What’s it like to meet a real potter? Come to the Wyman Tavern and learn more about the craftspeople who made everyday products for people 250 years ago.
Emilia Whippie Prior and JJ Prior will portray 1770s Keene residents, and siblings, Mary and Abner Sanger. They will talk to visitors about getting dressed in the 18th century and the construction of clothing. Rebecca Whippie will demonstrate how to dye wool in a variety of colors for producing textiles like bedding and clothing. Joyce Steinhagen will demonstrate how to weave cloth tape, a material used in a variety of textiles during the 18th and 19th century. And, Erich Steinhagen will demonstrate using his pottery wheel.