Crafty Historian

Upcoming Crafty Historian

July 15, 2017 Beginning Clogging       

The Crafty Historian continues its educational and crafty series on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm with a Beginning Clogging Workshop. If you can gallop, you can learn to clog. Adults are welcome, but bring a kid with you!! This workshop is FREE, but donations are always welcome!

We will start off with basic step pattern and have opportunity for learning new steps. Your teachers will be Lisa Whitfield (aka The Crafty Historian) and House Manager, Jesse Edgerton.

Lisa is a retired music and folk arts/local history teacher with 30 years’ experience with teaching rhythm and traditional dancing. She was the director of elementary school clogging groups in three schools in North Carolina.

Jesse has been clogging, flatfooting, and buck dancing for more than fifteen years. A long time contra dance caller and swing dance instructor, Jesse began teaching percussive dance workshops about five years ago. He has performed on stage with the Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert and Jesse’s dancing can be seen on national television every year when PBS replays the performance during the Christmas season. His relaxed, fun style will bring you along and have you dancing in no time.


August 5, 12, 19 & 26: Sewing Workshop – A four-week class for ages 9 and up. Participants should supply their own sewing machine, fabric and notions and know how to thread their machine and basic operations. We will make an 1800s reenactment skirt or petticoat OR a one-yard project. Supply list will be shared when you sign up. Early reservations HERE  
September 16: Cornhusk Dolls (tentative) details and reservations TBA

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. $5 each participant.  

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!!