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August 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$3 – $62
Enjoy the rich heritage of pioneer crafts!
Gibbs Farm Fridays: A Pioneer Woman’s Craft Heritage
Friday August 19, 2016: Candle Dipping
Other Programs: July 15, July 22, August 5, 2016
Open to all
Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children ages 4-16. Free for RCHS members.
Join us this summer as we celebrate “A Pioneer Woman” at Gibbs Farm with two new programs series, “Farm Fridays: A Pioneer Woman’s Craft Heritage” and “Sunday Series: A Pioneer Woman’s Kitchen.”
Thousands upon thousands of pioneer women flooded into Minnesota during the territorial and early statehood years. Many of these women left behind family and friends to move halfway across America, or even half way across the world, to settle into their new homes.
Along with their husbands, they established schools and churches, raised families and contributed to the heritage of our state. Join us this summer as we celebrate “A Pioneer Woman” at Gibbs Farm.
In the mid-1800s, pioneer women made many of the household objects used in their day-to-day lives. A wave of new inventions during this era meant more free time for farm women; as they created objects used in daily life, they mixed function and form to create a folk art heritage.
Each topic will include a brief history and hands-on activity to take home.
Programs are open to all.
Free parking in our Gibbs Farm lot.
Note: Please schedule groups of more than 10 guests two weeks in advance.
Programs are led by costumed Gibbs Museum interpretive staff. Programs are subject to change.
- Friday, July 15: Basket Weaving
- Friday, July 22: Quilting
- Friday, August 5: Natural Dyes
- Friday, August 19: Candle Dipping
The site will also be open for tours during Farm Fridays:
Pioneer Tour: 10:30 am
Dakota Tour: 11:30 am