Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques, from the shearing of the sheep to weaving the wool into cloth.
Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving. Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Kids can try on reproduction 18th-century clothing for a great photo op and visitors are invited to enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from Historic Hudson Valley’s own expert costume designer. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk entertains with some lively tales.
In the Visitor Center auditorium discover the exhibit Art of the Reproductions — Recreating Period Textiles, a perfect companion to the Manor House exhibit, Wearable Wealth: The Value of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century. Historic Hudson Valley experts will present a series of textile-focused talks and workshops.
For visitors who work up an appetite, Geordane’s serves some fresh options. For those who prefer sweet treats, The Blue Pig of Croton dishes up locally sourced homemade ice cream.
Event Location and Ticket Information
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
Times: 10:00 am
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$16 - Adults (online)
$12 - Seniors (online)
$8 - Ages 3-17 (online)
Free - Children under 3 and members
Presenter: Historic Hudson Valley
Presenter Phone: 914-366-6900
Presenter Website: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/sheep-shawl