Winters Heritage House Museum EventsApr 19th, 2012 | By Mike Schwartz | Category: Front Page, Lead Article, News
Painted Leather Bracelets Class for Children ages 10-15
Winters Heritage House Museum is planning a fun-filled class for teens and pre-teens on designing, creating and dying leather bracelets. Each participant will craft their own piece of jewelry from a single strip of leather. The class will be led by leather worker, Pat Kline, and will run from 10 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 28. Registration for the class is $13 per child, and includes all materials. Please contact the museum to register. (717) 367-4672.
Appraisal Event Opens Month-long Quilt Exhibit at Winters Heritage House Museum
Throughout the month of May, an extensive quilt exhibit will be on display at Winters Heritage House Museum in downtown Elizabethtown. The collection includes over 30 antique through modern day quilts, all locally owned. Visitors may drop in to explore the colorful display during museum hours (Wed., Thurs., & Fri., 9:30 am to 3:00 pm) or call to make an appointment for other hours. Regular admission to the exhibit is $2.00. Group tours may be scheduled at a discounted admission, with advance notice.
On Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 2 pm., the museum will celebrate the opening of the show with light refreshments, on-going tours of the quilts, and an opportunity for people to have their personal antique quilts and textiles verbally appraised by textile expert, Jo Griffith. Through her extensive knowledge of fabric history, Jo Griffith is able to pull fascinating details from the textiles she appraises. The stories that unfold are just as interesting to the observer as they are the owner. Appraisals will be done for a nominal fee of $5/item. All proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs. Advance tickets are available by calling the museum, (717) 367-4672, or at the door the day of the event.
Winters Heritage House Museum is located at 47 East High Street (1/2 block from the town square) in Elizabethtown. Two of the buildings included in the museum property date to the founding of the town in 1760. The museum is a community project run by volunteers to provide Elizabethtown with educational programs, the preservation of local history, as well as a genealogy research library. There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building.