Crafty Historian

Crafty Historian events are held on the third Saturday of most months from 10:30 to 12:30.  Reservations are required by Thursday prior to the event so that we will have enough supplies for everyone. We try to have our fee based on cost of supplies – general range is $5 to $10.

Each event includes an educational, art-focused activity that stimulates creativity and interest in traditional crafts.  Children 9 and older are welcome to attend without a parent (although parents are most welcome to stay and assist), and younger children must have an adult to help them.

There is a minimal charge for each program based on the type of craft for the day. These events are wonderful opportunities for both parents/grandparents and children to experience history in a fun and interactive way.

You can get on the children’s activity email list by emailing [email protected]. Check our our Facebook group by searching for Crafty Historian.

Upcoming Crafty Historian dates and activities!!

October 19- Paper Quilling 

Saturday, October 19 10:30 – 12:30 at Smith-McDowell House. Come join the Crafty Historian and try your hand at paper quilling. Quilling is the art of curling strips of paper into interesting designs. The craft got its name from from the way paper strips were curled around bird quills (a feather’s center backbone). Colonial artists decorated candle holders and tea trays with pretty quilling.
We will practice with strips of paper and then create a work of art!
Best for ages 8 and up. The craft requires working with small pieces and glue. Limit of 12 participants. Reservations required, sign up below. We must have at least 6 participants by Thursday Oct. 17 so share with your friends!!

This online reservation saves your spot so we have enough supplies for everyone. Please get your reservation in by Oct 17.  Once your have reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. Reservation Link is HERE 


November 16: TBA (Christmas Craft)

You can get on the children’s activity email list by emailing [email protected]. You’ll be among the first to know about dates, crafts and reservations!

Crafty Historians get to sign the Crafty Historian Apron!