Crafty Historian

Upcoming Crafty Historian

May 20, 2017: Let’s Make Music!  Let’s make some musical instruments and have a special exploration of the Museum exhibit The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge. $5 each child. Reservation link will be here soon!!

Photo for illustrative purposes. Actual craft activity may vary . 





June 10, 2017: The Creativity of the Toilet Paper Tube!   Let’s have a potty! No, not really, but we will explore our creativity and ingenutity with the lowly toilet paper tube. We’ll use a variety of ideas and even some very simple crafts for the little ones (wilth a little help). You’ll be surprised at what we can make!

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.

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].

Crafty Historian participants get to sign the Crafty Historian apron!!