Miller Cory House Museum Annual Sheep to Shawl Event – April 13th

(above) Please join us for our Annual Sheep to Shawl event.  Live sheep will be shorn by a professional sheep shearer using colonial hand shears. Many other handicrafts like weaving, spinning and lace making will be showcased.

Sheep to Shawl Event – April 13th

It’s spring, and the sheep are due for their haircuts! The process of sheep shearing will be performed by a master shearer, using hand shears as was done in early America. Museum docents in period costume will also be demonstrating wool-related period crafts including carding, spinning, weaving, and knitting. 18th century farm tasks such as wash day and soap making will also be demonstrated and our cooks will showcase eighteenth-century colonial cuisine over an open hearth. Children can enjoy story time and a craft. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older, $4 ages 3-12, and free age 2 and younger. No reservations are necessary. 

 The Miller Cory House Museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, NJ. Call the museum at 908-232-1776 or email for more information.

Since 1968, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Miller Cory House Museum/Westfield Historical Society has worked to preserve, interpret and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs.

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