Tin Lantern Workshop
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 p.m.
How did people light their homes before electricity? What tools did they use, and what challenges might they have faced? While today we might think of all candles and oil lamps as equally old-fashioned, new technology and available materials changed most people’s lighting repeatedly over time. Using examples from the Alice’s collection, we’ll learn about betty lamps, whale oil and kerosene, and other 18th and 19th century lighting technology. Afterward, use some of what you’ve learned to design and make your own colonial-style punched-tin lantern to take home! All materials for lantern-making will be provided. Due to use of tools, children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
An Evening with Sandra Weber
Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, we also reflect on those who worked to make it happen. Historian Sandra Weber’s first-person presentation, dramatizing the struggles and triumphs of women from our region of the state, is sure to inspire.
Holiday Ornament Workshop
Saturday, December 2, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for the Alice’s Fourth Annual Holiday Ornament Workshop! Materials for making a variety of historically-inspired ornaments will be provided, along with hot chocolate and holiday treats. This event promises to be fun for the entire family, and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public
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Photo at top: Sounds of the Northway at the Alice, September 2016