Date(s) - 08/10/2013
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society invites the public to celebrate the Sigal Museum’s third birthday on the August 10-11 weekend. Events welcome families to enjoy historical impersonations, demonstrations, art workshops, and a fashion show plus two fine exhibits that focus on WWI. The Museum’s permanent exhibits are open as well. Entrance is free both days, so attendance at presentations is also free!
12 – 3 pm John Moore portraying Edward Marshall, the infamous “Walking Purchase” walker (and ancestor of Moore); an Indian-style gardener growing the Three Sisters (corn, beans, squash); a hunter-fisherman and his weapons and tools; and a European trader with local Lenape Indians – all at first-floor exhibits with this genial story-teller historian.
11 am-4 pm Pa-German Fraktur Mini-workshops, in the tent on the sidewalk: kids and parents can make traditional Pa-German artworks to take home. With art teacher Larry Brown as director.
1-2 pm and 3-4 pm Jean Sattler, veteran sheep-to-shawl spinner, demonstrating “Handspinning: The ‘Now’ Fiber Art,” second floor in Decorative Arts Gallery. Public can interact with Jean, ask her questions, watch her magic fingers, and hear her tips they can take home.