Guess What Time It Is?!

Every school and public programs person in museums knows what time of year it is – holiday program time! Yesterday I got to spend the afternoon at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York making historic ornaments with fifty girl scouts! The Farm, which is part of the New York State Historical Association, runs multiple holiday themed programs such as Shall We Have Christmas, a historic look at the holiday in 1845, and Candlelight Evening, where thousands of candles light up the night. For this smaller program, I was tasked with crafting the three ornaments myself before the program, and I admit that I had some struggles in the glue department! Check it out!

Ready for crafts in the Crossroads Cafe! It was cold but the girls were excited.

Ready for crafts in the Crossroads Cafe! It was cold but the girls were excited.

The girl scouts worked on three different ornaments - the gluing process was a race against time!

The girl scouts worked on three different ornaments – a cone, fan, and hanging Santa. The gluing process was a race against time!

Multiple troupes came to the event, from all over the Leatherstocking region

Multiple troupes came to the event from all over the Leatherstocking region, and were able to work with materials specially ordered from Germany for the crafts.

The School and Farmer Programmer truly earned her title of "Craft Queen" while helping the girls

The School and Farmer Programmer truly earned her title of “Craft Queen” while helping the girls! Nothing like a little crafting to get you in the holiday spirit!

 

 

 

 

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About catebay

Informal educator working in the world of art. Interests in public programming and community advocacy. Loves learning about people, collecting blue mason jars, and consuming Swedish fish.
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